The Big Switch

blogger to wordpress migration
I am beyond excited to share with you the new and improved Miss in the Midwest! 

This past weekend brought the big switch from Blogger to WordPress. This was months in the making – from the sheer contemplation of the decision to long hours of hard work to get ready for the migration – and I already know that it was 100% worth it.

I have to quickly thank Amanda for the encouragement and support that helped me take the leap and to Mandy of Cactus Avenue Web Design who handled the entire migration and getting things set up. If any of you are in the market for similar services, definitely get in touch with Mandy – she is fantastic at what she does.

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Thanks in advance for hanging in there with me while I continue to settle in and finish setting things up behind the scenes. I’m looking forward to bringing you fresh new content!

What do you think of the new site? If you’re on WordPress, what are your must-have plugins/widgets? Any new content you’d like to see?

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  • Chesson Parker

    Congratulations on making the big switch! That’s such a daunting thing to take on and I know you’re glad to have it complete 🙂

  • Eeeeeeek!!!!!!! I’m so excited for you!!!! I LOVE the new layout and the floating widget on the top! This post has all my top plugins for you to download. http://meetat-thebarre.com/2016/03/23/switching-to-wordpress/ You are going to love it and thanks for the shout out <3 <3 <3

    • Thanks, girlfriend! Couldn’t have done a lot of this without you and your encouragement. That post has been with me every step of the way – love all the plugins so far!

  • Biana Perez

    Congratulations on the site!! Everything looks clean and pretty! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • YAY! Congrats on the new site girl, it looks awesome! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Congrats, lady! That’s a big move- and everything is looking sharp!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Congrats!!! The new site looks great! I’m loving the content views plugin to create a gallery view of past posts, right now. Hope you love WP!

  • Yay! Congrats on the move and welcome to wordpress! It looks awesome!

  • Congrats on the move! I did that almost a year ago, and I am so glad I did. It’s a lot of work though!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Debra Stachelski

    Congrats on the move, I can see all your hard work has paid off! It all looks great and I hope this leads to even more exciting things for you!

  • I am super jealous of your WordPress switch! It has been on my to do list for a while and I just love your design! Good work!

  • Congratulations on the switch! Love the new look too. 🙂

  • Woohoo, congrats on the switch – the site is looking great!

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    Your new space looks great Karly 🙂

  • Loving the new look girl! Congrats on making the big switch! I’ve always been super intimidated, always so impressed with those of you who make the jump 🙂
    Green Fashionista

    • Thanks, girlfriend! The girl that helped me with the switch made everything pretty painless – you’d be surprised by how user friendly everything is. 🙂

  • LOVE the new site & how everything is organized- it looks amazing! Also love that you’re still using disqus and that little floating widget is on the right and not in the way of posts 😉

  • Congrats on making the big switch! Your new site looks beautiful!

  • Congratulations!! Love it! I’ve been contemplating the switch for so long, too – glad to hear you think it was well worth it! Definitely keeping Mandy in mind for the future 🙂

    • Thanks, girlfriend! Yes, the switch has been a great decision so far – you have way more control of everything in WordPress. Mandy was great, can’t recommend her enough!

  • Jenn

    It looks great! And I can see it in my Bloglovin’ feed now! 🙂

  • Love the new look! I have a WP account for a while now but haven’t been brave enough to make the switch. I’ll definitely be keeping your recommendations in mind if I ever do switch.

    • Thank you! Yes, definitely keep Mandy in mind – she made the whole migration process a painless and easy one.

  • Congrats on making the switch!! I can only imagine all the hard work that went into it – loving the design, very clean! I’ve been using WordPress for a work blog and I’m loving it so after the wedding I think I’m going to take the plunge too! It’s super simple but I find the editorial calendar plugin is really helpful to see when I’ve planned out content, google analytics so I can see the stats without having to leave the dashboard, and Tweet Old Posts as a way to automatically post things that are in the archive are the ones that I use the most!

  • So exciting, I’ve heard pros and cons of making the switch to WordPress so I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Xo, Stephanie

    • I definitely will post an update in a month or so once I’ve been on it a little longer. But so far, so good. 🙂

  • Sort of unrelated, but your hair looks suuuper adorable like that!

    Are you liking WordPress so far? I use it for all of my sites and I loooove it. And your site is so adorable! I don’t know what it used to look like, but I really like the design it has now 🙂

    I highly recommend checking out the multiple features of Jetpack, specifically the contact form. I also really like the WPSmush and WPSuperCache plugins to help your site load faster. Visual Composer is the BOMB for if you want to do any sort of cool design stuff, and it’s also really easy to use. Yoast SEO is an obvious one, but definitely awesome. I also use Click to Tweet and SumoMe (probably my favorite one!).

    — Miranda Nahmias, http://themillennialwife.com

    • Haha, thank you! That’s one of my favorite hairstyles. 🙂 I am loving WP so much more than Blogger so far – I’m a huge fan of all the control I have over everything and how much you can customize your site. Thanks so much for the plugin recommendations, I definitely will be looking into the ones to help my site load faster (although hopefully I don’t have issues with that yet!)

  • congrats on making the switch girlfran!

  • mdb0112

    Love your new look, lady! Such a pretty picture of you, too! xo, Champagne&Suburbs