It should have been straightforward.
I planned to move my own domain from one webhosting company to another. Already having an account with 1&1 for Shiny, moving my domain from iPage to there would save me a second tranche of webhosting fees as you can have multiple domains at little extra cost. I’d also found that iPage was slow and often timed me out.
I backed up all my recent content and created the WP Export file I’d need to re-upload my blog when the domain had been re-registered to 1&1.
The transfer went through.
The export file wouldn’t upload. SH*T!!!!
So, I’ve had to go back to a previous WP export file from when I was leaving WP.com and moving to WP.org to have my own domain.
Consequently, until I repost, I’ve lost everything after Jan 2015… Further investigation reveals that a chunk from the middle around 2012 has disappeared too.
Luckily, I have all of the recent posts and some of the middle ones in one form or another.
I have immediately reposted all the Beryl Bainbridge Reading Week posts, and am starting to restore old reviews. I won’t add them all back, but apologies for filling your in-boxes with old posts – I will also need to redo a lot of the links.
So I have a project for the summer, other than reading!