We Are Moving!

We are moving The Practical Computer!  

We are finally making the move to WordPress. In fact, we have been making lots of changes at South Side Tech. We’ve moved our website from a Windows server to Linux, from classic ASP to an all new responsive website using PHP and MySQL instead of Microsoft SQL, and finally, we are moving our blog, The Practical Computer, from Google blogger to WordPress! Pshew! I’ll write more on all that later.

Our new home at South Side Tech's website is at https://southsidetech.com/blogs/The_Practical_Computer

One thing we won’t be changing is our mission. We won’t be writing for IT professionals. We will still be writing about technology for the everyday computer user. We want to write for people that need to know how technology can help them in their everyday lives.

I’ll be busy creating new content to go with all our other newness, but I will be recreating our old content here too. In the meantime, our old blog, praccomp.southsidetech.com will still be available. Hopefully, we can migrate without taking a bit hit on our search presence. I’m confident we can build it back better than before.

Google announced they would be giving favorable search signals to sites that are completely secured with HTTPS/TLS, but they’ve been slow to enable it for Blogger, especially for blogs that use custom domain names like this one. That’s only one of the reasons for our move. The new Practical Computer is fully incorporated into South Side Tech’s website now, and both are fully secured!

All the posts here are already moved to our new blog, but we still get a lot of traffic here so we will leave our Blogger blog here until we can get redirects in place and search results favor our new blog. 

Please come and check with our new blog often at https://southsidetech.com/blogs/The_Practical_Computer, as we roll out new widgets and other features. We are learning more about WordPress as we go, just like I learned how to swim. We’re diving into the deep end, so it’s either sink or swim. Now there is a hook. You’ll have to come back to see if we drowned!

Gotta go for now. I’ve got lots to do!

Tom Ledford