For those of you who missed the original article, check it out here. We discussed how I set up Vudu.Me, The Voodoo Empire’s short URL service using Yourls. Well recently Ipstenu set up Yourls, and lived to write about it! That means more quality reading for you. Check out her article for information beyond what I provided, then why not take the plunge? You can also check out Otto’s article, which was the one that pointed me towards Yourls. Custom URLs are what the cool kids are doing!
I just completed my first ever hosting switch from GoDaddy to Bluehost. Aside from a couple of easy to fix errors, it went off without a hitch. Since I’d never done this before, I was pretty concerned. I wanted to do it a year ago, but wasn’t sure I could handle it. Now I’m mad I didn’t do it sooner. The process is a little time consuming, but it isn’t hard. I’m going to try to recount how I did everything, and hopefully this can help you out!
My URL shortening service, VUDU.ME just got itself a fancy new facelift. It’s nothing too special, but I had a few extra minutes, and thought it would look nice if the site fit everything else around the empire. So matching perfectly with VoodooPress, and fitting in pretty well with my blog too, it’s done….. for now. I’m sure I’ll want to tinker with it later. Check it out, let me know what you think!
I’ve had a URL shortener set up for a while. it was go.rvoodoo.com. Not the best starting point for a URL shortener. So I decided to start over. No worries, I have a bunch of URLs all over the web using the old method, those will stay in effect. I’ll keep the old service in effect for now, I may eventually just use some redirects for it, but either way the URLs will be good. Anyway, I just set up the cool new vudu.me service. For now it’s front facing, we’ll see if it gets abused. Let’s check out what I did to get vudu.me working.