Tried updating my installment of WordPress last night. Â No go! Â Can’t do it through the online setup. Â Guess I’ll have to try manually updating and hope my database doesn’t get corrupted again. Â At least I backed it up last night!
I wanted to post something yesterday, but I found I wasn’t able to do anything!Â Somehow, wordpress wasn’t able to communicate with my database at all.Â Which caused problems.Â And worry, can’t forget that!
I barely know what I’m doing with wordpress sometimes, so for something to break like this, I was not feeling at ease.Â Of course, I also know I likely wasn’t the one at fault, either.Â I hadn’t messed with the database at all, and the last time I checked, my website was working just fine.
I did a little research, and it looked like I had two options: do nothing and wait for my webhost to fix the issue, or change my password.Â I changed my password, but it had no immediate effect.Â Hopefully, this was an issue on the host company side of things.
I guess it was, because my website is back now.Â Let that be a lesson, kids:Â all your problems go away as long as you wait for someone else to fix them for you!
Thereâ€™s been a whirlwind of family activity going on these past few weeks, and some of those events have made blogging about my boring little life seem difficult.Â I donâ€™t want to get too wrapped up in the details, but it just seemed like a bad time to crack wise or talk about the non-events of my daily goings-on.
But I have to keep on keeping on, I suppose.Â Which means that my first post in 2015 is about how I havenâ€™t posted in 2015 yet.Â Yep, sounds about right.
One of my wordpress plugins is acting up again.Â I actually did a full reinstall of wordpress on Saturday night, but that didnâ€™t actually fix the problem.Â Simply turning off that plugin made this functional again, but it doesnâ€™t really solve the issue so much as avoid it.Â This is the same plugin that started screwing up wordpress the first time around, so maybe itâ€™s on that end?Â Either way, I canâ€™t use the mobile app.
A wile back I posted that my wordpress setup was seriously crippled. I made the cardinal mistake – I tried to fix it. Now to be fair, I knew I couldn’t do it by myself, so I enlisted the aid of some of my friends who have IT jobs.
Yeah, they could only do so much. In then end, I had to nuke the whole thing and start over again. The nuking occurred a few days ago. The starting all over again reluctantly began today.
I actually did have a backup for this blog, but it only went back to the beginning of March. And once I had everything decently setup, it was still a bit tricky importing the old posts. What was missing from the backup I restored using a mixture of search engine caches and my RSS feed. Not fun individually re-adding about 30 posts, but much easier than adding back in 360-something!
But everything’s back in now, with the possible loss of some tags and category listings on a few posts. The design of the site is a little different now, but that may be tied into what screwed up my blog in the first place. And as a plus side, hey, my wordpress to twitter function should be restored!
What’s the over/under on when I have to do this again?
Somewhere along the way, my wordpress setup got jumbled. I don’t know how, but it doesn’t update properly any more, and trying to get a plugin to automatically publish my posts to twitter seems to screw everything up. I know enough about this thing to get it barely working again, but it’s not a long term solution. In short, I really need help fixing this database.
Well, it’s March, and with FTP access through Blogger ending in a few days, I figured I’d switch over to WordPress. So here I am! I moved this to my index page since my blog seems to be the only thing I update these days. Bear with me as I figure out how to use this thing, and expect the page setup to change around a few times.
And to those of you reading off an RSS feed (that means you, Facebook readers) please take a moment to check out my actual website!