I no longer care about how technology works. I just want it to work.
Can you say, “One-click WordPress migration?”
Non-disclaimer: no techno babble here! Pure tech-killing simplicity.
Here’s the complete process I just used to migrate (which is a big word for “move”) a WordPress site from one server to another.
- Log into new host.
- Click set up WordPress. Choose to migrate site.
- Enter WP and hosting details from old host.
- Click go.
Wait a half hour or so and it’s done. OK, wait, there is one tricky part I forgot about: you’ll have to point your domain to the new host, but the migration process tells you how to do this.
This is something that used to be much, much more difficult, no fun at all and fraught with potential errors, delays and disasters. Now it’s a few clicks. Now you can go back to running your business, writing your children’s books or whatever it is you do online. But you don’t have to spend your time (or pay someone for their time) to do what’s-now-easier technology. That’s progress, right?
Back in the day, I used to think that kind of techno challenge was fun. Let’s export SQL databases and build tables and rename the prefix. Woo hoo! I can no longer spell SQL. PHP sounds like an addictive drug.
I just want technology to work for me. I don’t even particularly care what technology I’m using as long as it
- Saves me time,
- Makes the final product better, faster, more-whatever-er,
- Let’s me get back to what I was doing in the first place before technology became what I was doing instead of doing what I was doing.
I want technology to be transparent, invisible. I want to read my book, I don’t want to learn how to change the settings on a Kindle. I want to publish my story, not figure out automatic page numbering in Scrivener. I want to hit publish on this post, not concern myself with migrating my WordPress site to new hosting.
Speaking of which, I’m going to hit Publish and go read my book on my Kindle because I already published my book on Smashwords last week. Oh wait, that wasn’t easy at all. Stay tuned for a post on using Pronoun. Let’s see if we can forget more technology by using better technology.