This blog post will chronicle my move to WordPress from Windows Live Space which I have been using since December 2004. I have been holding out a bit longer than I expected. I must admit, I was a bit nervous about the whole thing, I just hope the migration is without any glitches. I have invested years of blogging into Windows Live Space and it would be a shame to lose any of it. Especially the pre-Windows Live Writer days. I didn’t start using Writer until 2006 when it first debuted in beta form, so there is a large collection of post I don’t have saved locally.
So long old friend, 2004 to 2009
I’m so nervous!
Since I don’t have a WordPress account, I will just use the handy feature of connecting my Windows Live account with WordPress.
Connecting my Windows Live Account to WordPress
Choosing a blog name and password
Unfortunately, my old account name [adacosta] is not available, so I will use https://techingiteasy.wordpress.com
You know what’s even more annoying, the blog that is named adacosta.wordpress.com has only one blog entry and has not been updated since January 2008. WordPress should do something about inactive blog accounts like that.
Thank goodness! Its available!
Migration in progress. During my transition, I received the following email from the Spaces team regarding migration:
We are now upgrading your Windows Live Spaces blog to WordPress.com and it will be ready to use soon. Though the process could take as long as a day, it usually happens faster than that. If you experience any issues with your upgrade, please check out our Windows Live Spaces Help Center for resources and contact information.
Your visitors using bookmarked Spaces links will be automatically redirected to WordPress.com. If you choose to connect with Messenger Connect, a link to your WordPress.com blog will also be added to your profile and your friends will be able to see and comment on your blog posts right from Messenger. You can manage services that you’ve connected to Windows Live on the Manage Connected Services page. We hope you’ll enjoy this new experience.
Still have questions? Visit the Spaces Upgrade Center
Thanks for using Windows Live!
The Spaces Team
So far, so good. I might have to do some customizations first before I call it ready.