I have a self-hosted blog. Now to share!
Now I’ve got a working copy of my blog moved from WordPress.com to a WordPress.org installation on Dreamhost, I am in an uncomfortable inter-regnum. If have two parallel copies of the same content on two different domains (http://flowingmotion.wordpress.com and http://flowingmotion.jojordan.org). That doesn’t matter very much because though my blog is healthy, it is not very big.
Steps for connecting with the world
But in quickly I want to accomplish several steps
- Get an anti-spam filter set up on my blog
- Redirect my links from WordPress.com so that anyone visiting my blog is redirected to the new copy (and in time I recover my “google juice”
- Set up my Google Analytics and RSS feeds
- Prettify my blog with all the additional plugins that I need to function well.
Setting up Akisimet
Akisimet, WordPress’ anti-spam system is free for personal and non-commercial blogs. There are x steps to getting it set up.
1 Activate the plugin that was installed with your One Click Install on Dreamhost
Go to dashboard; look down the right column; choose, Plugins-Installed; find Akisimet and activate.
2 Get your Key
Follow the link to get your Key. Not helped that I am now using another email address, I was muddled for a moment and got a new code. What I needed to do was to put in the email address I used for my old WordPress blog and retrieve my old key.
Copy & paste.
Akisimet begins working immediately and you can rejoice at the idiocy of people who waste their time and ours sending out robots to promise personal attention and service! Hail Akisimet.