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Vic Biorseth, OWM; Monday,
June 02, 2014
Sooner or later, I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get started on the tedious tasks of correcting old errors and making this website make more overall sense. There are existing problems all over the site, navigation is confusing and there is the eventual decision to be made re changing the URL of the whole site.
First, let me list the things that need to change, whether I change the URL or not.
1. Changes requiring editing every webpage in the whole website:
2. Changes that can be applied site-wide:
Second, I'm looking at changing the site URL from
If and when I do that, I will have to go over every individual webpage, changing every occurrence of the the old URL to the new one everywhere it appears in the text. And that's about every page in the site.
A number of you have already told me you oppose changing the URL; mostly because of that, the decision has still not been made. If I change it, it will likely mean a significant drop in readership for an indeterminate amount of time. During that time, I would be doing the changes listed above. Eventually, the search engine robots would start picking up the traffic again, and with a better URL it might eventually mean a lot more traffic than would be experienced otherwise. (That's an educated guess.)
At any rate, whether changing the URL or not, once I begin this work, the site will not look too good until all the work is finished. The work will be done in between new articles and responding to commenters, and it will take a very long time. The Navigation Buttons will keep slowly disappearing from the Left Column, one or two or three at a time, until eventually they are all gone. I cannot predict how long that will take.
So this is to elicit your input. If you see anything else that you think should be changed, or you have any other suggestions, I would appreciate hearing about it now, before I start on any of this.
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Date: Wed Jun 04 12:13:14 2014
Does changing your URL mean whole site down time?
Date: Wed Jun 04 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
Yeah, SBI says 24 hours, could be more, could be less. I don't know if it depends on number of pages or complexity, or what; it's all automatic behind the scenes stuff, once I pull the trigger.
Date: Wed Dec 17 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
Changes pursuant to changing the website URL
and name from
Thinking Catholic Strategic Center to
Catholic American Thinker.
Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages. .
Date: Thu Dec 18 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
Work Completed ! ! !
Updated the last stack of changed pages last night. Now the name change is completed; every page is now CatholicAmericanThinker, top to bottom.
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