Look, it’s a post by the website admin, breaking the proverbial 4th wall and speaking to you all directly. Hello, I’m Thomas King and welcome to my ranting…
Well, it’s finally happened. Only 5 months after starting up, the new look TigerTails Radio website has had to be remade. Somehow I knew that it was all too easy, and something would go wrong. Nice to see I was right. However, that has meant that all the changes I had previously made to the main TigerTails site have been for the best, as it has allowed the installation of WordPress on the TigerTails Entertainment server, which means that the site is back on base turf, and not on someone else’s server.
So have a look at our new home. I hope you like it. We’ve gone back to the blues of Seasons 1 and 2, as I still like them even after all these years. Call it harkening back to the good old days, when websites were coded in HTML and not PHP, and I didn’t have to learn things like WordPress, or even understand databases and how they are important. Of course, Eeve3 will be pleased that I’ve been dragged (kicking and screaming) in to somewhat modern technology in terms of website administration, but I still miss the days of nested tables and simple tags that were self-explanatory instead of defined div statements and CSS. Yes, I’m old. Shut up.
What does this mean for TigerTails Radio? Nothing, on the surface. Just a fresh coat of paint really. Of course, it’s very different behind the scenes but that’s for me to worry about, not you. Podcasts are still held off-site, and all the posts from the Posterous site managed to transfer over just fine (apart from the flash player, which I spent ages adding back), though that involved making a WordPress.com account and porting the site there, before porting it to here. Long winded, but it works so I’m not going to argue with it. Or course, I’m typing this before I point the tigertailsradio.co.uk domain in this direction, so that could ruin everything – but chances are, if you’re reading this, it’s all gone correctly.
I guess I had better go back in to my cave of web administration now. It’s WordPress flavoured now, but at least that means I can poke at it whenever I please. Or lick the walls. Probably the latter.
EDIT: It seems WordPress likes to be hard-coded, which means our lovely tigertailsradio.co.uk URL (for now) gets eaten whenever you click on a link, and it reverts back to its actual URL – a tigertails.co.uk one (because all the TigerTails Entertainment sites now run from the same server). Thankfully, tigertailsradio.co.uk still gets you here so it doesn’t really matter I suppose. So in case you were wondering, no there isn’t a problem – this is still www.tigertailsradio.co.uk even though the URL bar says otherwise. Instead of wondering about that, why not go and buy a shirt from the apparel store? Every little helps keep this site alive… Promise.