DEVTRENCH is live!!
Well, it's official, jamesehly.com has been moved to devtrench.com and rebranded as DEVTRENCH (well at least in name). You'll see a redesign of the header soon to incorporate the new DEVTRENCH logo along with some other graphical/layout changes that will suit the new site better. The site is now poised to grow into a web development hub for developers and designers that need great working solutions to their problems.
Switching the site turned out to be quite a process. I was working late yesterday switching the domain on my server from jamesehly.com to devtrench.com when cpanel reported an apache config error :( I wasn't too worried though because I have a great host who has fast customer service and awesome tech support. They fixed me up and got devtrench.com live. Then it was just a matter of redirecting jamesehly.com and devtrench.net to devtrech.com (I did this from the registrar I use: goDaddy). I also had to change the WordPress options for site url and blog address via phpMyAdmin, and then dump the WordPress cache to get the site working again. So, like I said, it was a process. It probably could have gone smoother if I'd planned better, but that apache error really threw me for a loop. That's how it goes when you work in the trenches though, you have to always be ready for that next problem to solve.
The only problem I'm really worried about (and I was worried about it before going into this), is that I'll start to get adsense ads about trenching and trenchers :) I'll combat that when and if it happens.
Some other upcoming things I'm planning on:
- I'll be adding a top commentators plugin.
- The entire design of the site will change to better suit the new brand.
- I'll be changing the feed to use feedburner, so I can track my RSS reads better.
- I'm sure I'll be adding more plugins that I find, and sometime I'll write a post about all the plugins I use.
- I'll be adding different kinds of ads down the road.