Advanced warning – HFP is closed next Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th for ‘scheduled maintenance’!

Next week, if all goes to plan, Head for Points will be relaunched with a snazzy new look!

You’ll (hopefully) be pleased to know that nothing is going to change under the surface. The content and the general layout will remain the same, just under a slightly glossier finish.

I should give you advance warning that there will also be some light advertising on the blog from next week – but hopefully nothing intrusive.

We are currently hosted at wordpress.com. This has been an excellent arrangement, but I am blocked from any sort of commercial activity, even affiliate links. I am now moving to a commercial hosting service, which will allow me some added flexibility.

What does this mean in practice for the next few days?

1. There will be normal posting up to and including next Sunday

2. On Monday morning, the blog will be ‘frozen’. Not only will there be no new posts on Monday or Tuesday, but commenting on existing posts will also be temporarily stopped.

3. During Monday and Tuesday, the blog will be migrated to its new home. If you try to log in, it will be pot luck whether you get the old or the new version!

4. Some testing can only be done when the blog is ‘live’. If you do look in on Monday or Tuesday, you may see some design elements changing from minute to minute! By Wednesday morning it should have settled down.

5. Hopefully, on Wednesday, everything will be OK and normal posting and commentating will resume. However, there may be the odd teething problem and I will probably continue to tweak the design for a few days. Let’s see how it goes. (In particular, the email, RSS, Facebook and Twitter feeds may get interruped.)

Until next Sunday, however, it is definitely business as usual!

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Comments

  1. Hehe slight sense of deja vu with this post 😉 Hope the move goes well – a bit ironic that it’s happening just a week or two after I finally get round to signing up for a WordPress account! Hopefully the new host will allow for similar email updates to WP.

    • It should do. Annoyingly, some features with WP (the self hosted version) cannot be installed until the site is live – ie the DNS for the domain name is changed. That’s why I need 2 days to make sure it works.

      I will be a very relieved man if Wed 27th’s post arrives in email inboxes as planned!

  2. Looking forward to the new look!