Wrapping It All Up

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As the semester draws to a close, you all will need to decide what you want to do with your site. Here are a few options:

  • Delete it, walk away, never look back: Generally speaking, I don’t like to give students this option! I’m hoping that you’ve gotten enough value out of this experience that you want to keep your digital identity alive. However, since this is a class in digital identity (and personal empowerment), I think it would be disingenuous of me to REQUIRE you to keep your site going. So, if you want to blow it up, delete it, ignore it, feel free.
  • Keep that domain name and migrate to UMW Blogs: If you want to keep your domain name going and keep on blogging (but you don’t want to pay for Web hosting), you can export your blog from Cast Iron, create a new blog at UMW Blogs, import your content, and then map your domain name on top of your brand-spanking new site. Things to keep in mind if you take this route:
    • You’ll need to keep paying for a domain name for as long as you want to use it.
    • You’ll be limited to using the themes and plugins that are available on UMW Blogs.
  • Shed the domain name and migrate to UMW Blogs: If you don’t want to keep paying for ANYTHING, you can just export your content from your blog on Cast Iron, create a new blog at UMW Blogs, and import your content onto the new site. You’ll need to keep paying for the domain name (as long as you use it), but you can keep blogging on UMW Blogs for free.
    • You’ll be limited to using the themes and plugins that are available on UMW Blogs.
  • Keep that domain name and migrate to some other host: If you want to shop around for a better hosting deal, you can certainly migrate your blog to another host.
  • Keep that domain name and stay at Cast Iron Coding: This is the easiest option of all; just keep paying CIC every month. Happy blogging!

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