March 10, 2010

Update on the Site Migration

Filed under: news — Eric Jeschke @ 11:02 pm

Gentle Readers,

I’ve managed to get most of the tutorial text migrated over, and preserving all the old links (I think).  Unfortunately, the images are presenting a bit of a problem.  The old site had all the images located under each tutorial.  WordPress does not like to do things that way, it seems.  It wants to put them all in folders by month.  Since a lot of the images have the same name, there will be lots of collisions.  I’m still trying to figure out if there is any way to guide wordpress to put the files in separate directories.  If anyone has any good ideas please drop me a line, or comment on this post.

In any case, I ask your continued good patience while I work this out, and if you need to access any of the old material with images you can visit the Internet Wayback Machine.  Try this URL (you’ll have to paste it into your browser bar, I think:*/



  1. I just wanted to thank you for keeping this site alive. I’ve found the GIMP tutorials very helpful in the past and look forward to using them in the future! Thanks for your hard work.

    Comment by neuralburn — March 12, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

  2. neuralburn, you are welcome!

    Comment by Eric Jeschke — March 23, 2010 @ 11:38 pm

  3. How good are you with databases? Couldn’t you add tables to the database then migrate your images to the tables based on their physical location? (based on month and year)

    Comment by skrood — March 31, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

  4. scrood,
    It’s not a self hosted wordpress site, so I am not able to change the database at all. No, I’m afraid I have to either add the images slowly, or change the names. I’m going to start by changing the names. We’ll see how it goes…

    Comment by Eric Jeschke — April 1, 2010 @ 1:03 am

  5. Thanks so much for keeping this site going. I’ve been using GIMP for about 5 years now, and my earliest training came as a result of these tutorials. I have bookmarked several for future reference. I consider myself somewhat of an advanced novice GIMP user thanks to you!

    As a WordPress user myself, I understand the difficulties and frustrations when making significant changes like you are right now. I trust that you’re able to migrate all of the previous entries and images that have been so helpful in the past. This has probably been more a labor of love than anything you’ve made money on. If you need help at some point, let me know. The open source community is all about helping one another. 🙂

    Comment by Rick — April 22, 2010 @ 11:04 am

  6. One other thing, by going to the Wayback Machine (, you can access your previous pages. For example, the tutorials on Gimpguru can be found here:

    It takes a little bit to load, but you can access them if necessary.

    Comment by Rick — April 22, 2010 @ 11:53 am

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