I’ve decided to ditch the UKPuzzle website and switch everything over to this WP blog. In the process the existing non-crossword content is likely to disappear, although there may be the occasional sudoku or other puzzles depending on what can be uploaded.
UKPuzzle has been useful in terms of making contacts but opportunities to update it have been very rare as the crossword workload increases. There are other reasons:
Visitors reaching the site via search engines have come across malicious links which have made it appear as if UKPuzzle itself is an infected site.
The website as it is has no feedback function other than email. As individual postings/uploads are made here, visitors can respond immediately and visibly – they can also interact with each other and respond to each others’ comments.
WP is free – hosting UKPuzzle costs money.
Right now I’m just starting to explore what WP has to offer, so it’ll be a while before it looks how I want it to look.
Incidentally, as for the crosswords the primary choice will be to upload them as interactive puzzles with printable PDF links. This upload process is an automated one built into Crossword Compiler, but it’s not a very stable one and attempting to upload frequently results in “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage”.