What happens when you find the right plugins?

I started a new blog site with the use of my website. I had the old blog site since 2008, and it was time to move on. Now I feel like I’m back to square one, learning how to manipulate the site to my liking. I’ve only spent the last two days working on it. I have just a few more tweaks to go before it is as good as it will get for now.

What better way to begin my new blog endeavor than by telling you about my search for plugins for WordPress. That was the most time-consuming process I’ve been through yet. It ranks up there with finding the best book cover designs. Speaking of which, you may have noticed the new cover designs I picked up for my Contemporary Series. I’m still searching for two new covers for my fantasy series.

I tried this plugin and that plugin. No matter what I did, I couldn’t duplicate the widgets I had on my old site. Or, at least until, I came across Jetpack for Word. I wish I had given that one a try right off the bat. It would have saved a lot of time and headache. That’s the plugin that regular word seems to use.

I’m sure I will be working on the site for the coming week.

Did you venture away from the free WordPress site? How did you fair? Did you pay someone to set your site up for you or, did you set it up yourself? How long did it take?