Fixing old posts and finding old gems

Since moving to WordPress from Typepad, I have had all manner of fun and games. I wouldn’t say the road has been treacherous, but there have been some surprises.

Two problems that have been persistent are unexpected formatting and dead links.

Dead links are easy to fix by just going through the blog and checking if links are live, or link to an old page that could be updated. Easy, yes, but as I am coming up to my 1,000 blog entry, it’s no small task. So I have decided to do ten posts a day, either at the start of the day over coffee, or just before bed.

The second problem is formatting, where my old Typepad blog has done something weird in the translation to WordPress. Again, easy to fix, just a massive chore.

The big bonus in checking through my blog though is I am finding all manner of long forgotten posts that are as relevant today as ever, or they just relate to a special moment or cool discovery. Such as this one above, the digital matte painting from ‘Gone Fishing’ – I was also able to update the original post with a link to the matte artists LinkedIn page now – you can read that original post here. I will share more gems over the coming days.

Onwards and upwards

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author

www.livingspiritgroup.com
www.ProductionOffice.org

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4 Responses to Fixing old posts and finding old gems

  1. Schuga August 30, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    Hi Chris,
    Checking the links can be automated by using for example http://validator.w3.org/checklink.
    It might save you a lot of time. Good luck.
    Gabriel.

    • Chris August 30, 2011 at 10:40 am #

      Great advice pal, thanks – how is storyboard world?
      CJ

  2. Chris Dodd September 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Just one small thing…

    Should the mountains not be reflected in the water?

    • Chris September 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

      Yep you are right. We made an exec decision based on budgte and time that most peeps wouldn’t notice it! Well spotted.

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