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A Couple Changes In Personal Domains

by Stuart Conover on April 21, 2010


So over the past week Civin.ORG had 84 posts added to it aside from the ones that are showing as being posted this week. I bet you didn’t notice that did you? There is a reason for that! All of these are older posts that were on which was my more ‘professional‘ personal site.

I felt it was time for a change.

What I plan on slowly doing is making a few changes to Civin.ORG to make it a hub for all of my blog posts anywhere online. (Personal/Professional posts here and links offsite every Friday for any articles, reviews, and interviews that I do elsewhere.)

What I plan on doing with is basically turning it into an online business card and portfolio. It’s in a rough draft form of it currently that still has a LOT of changes that need to be made. Hell I didn’t even edit the about page which is long outdated.

Copying the posts over actually wasn’t “that” simple. You would think the export/import option would make it simple but due to some database modifications I did awhile back (Yay! I’m a moron!) and differences in Permalink structures I couldn’t just export/import the old posts. What I ended up having to do was re-download/upload each image from the 84 posts, copy/paste the posts, AND setup a 301 re-direct from EACH of the old posts to the new posts so I wouldn’t lose any back links from other sites or search engines. Oh yes, I also moved over the majority of non-spammy looking comments on the posts.

What I’m trying to tell you for those who think I just typed gibberish is that it was a very long, annoying, and time consuming task.


Bonus Information

  • Created a Friend Feed page.
  • I changed it so that Civin.ORG’s “permalink structure” shows instead of Civin.Org/wp/###, letting people more easily know what the post is about.
  • Advanced Permalinks is the best plugin I’ve found for setting up 301 redirects for changing permalink structures.
  • Redirection is the best plugin I’ve found for quickly setting up 301 redirects to an external website. Hey, same author for both!
  • Added an Archives Page which will currently show archives broken down by category and date. I’ll be making it fancier soon.
  • is currently running the MiniCard Theme

Changes Still To Make (Don’t Hold Your Breath)

Seriously don’t hold your breath this was mainly to give me a change of pace from just focusing on all of my projects. Now that I’ve had a couple of days break I must before all else dive back into them – with a vengeance.

  • Change Author Box picture used on Civin.ORG
  • Make a more useful Archives Page for Civin.ORG
  • Update the About Page on Civin.ORG
  • Update the About Page on
  • Update My Projects on Civin.ORG
  • Add an iScream Productions page to
  • Graphical overhaul of Civin.ORG
  • Graphical overhaul of

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