Site Updates

We’re currently experiencing some issues here while I try to upgrade to WordPress 2.1. I did something that has broken something, somewhere. I’ve made a bunch of changes to things all at once, which was probably a huge mistake, but I’ll be messing with the site for a bit. It will probably look screwy for a bit, but please bear with us.

Update: Yup, I broke something. I was reactivating my plugins after a successful upgrade to 2.1, then something got borked when I tried to activate, then deactivate the Widgets plug-in. The fit hit the shan and somehow everything got hosed. I rolledback to 2.0.3 and restored my backup (always back up, kids!) but I’m still seeing things I don’t like. Hopefully I’ll figure out how to fix my screw ups. Again, your patience is appreciated!

I’m going back under the hood. Wish me luck.

Update 2: Well, it looks like I’ve managed to at least get almost everything back to normal. The only problem I’m having is that my static pages, like the Carnival HQ page, was not restored from my backup. Not sure if that’s normal or not, but the data for each individual page is still in the database, it’s just sitting there, not populating the pages on the site. It’s not a show-stopper, as I can just copy and paste them into new pages, but it’s still a hassle. I spent a bunch of time writing a whole new “About Me” page right before the update and now it’s gone. Gone, I tell ya! Nevertheless, it’s late, so I’m going to restore the pages and my sidebar modules real fast and then head to bed.

Update 3: Okay, I think I’ve got everything fixed and back to normal. What a pain! Anyway, I actually had some real site updates before I decided to upgrade to WP 2.1, so let me tell you about those.

First off, I joined the site “MyBlogLog” which is hard to explain exactly what it is, but I liked the little sidebar thingy that will show when other members of MyBlogLog visit my site. It also provides some rudimentary site statistics, but nothing fancy. Anyway, if you’re a MyBlogLog member, you already know all this. If you’re not a member, but you have a blog or are just intersted in checking it out, here’s the “community page” for buttonmashing.com. Feel free to join.

I also, finally, updated my “About” page to actually have some content in there. I figured that after two-and-a-half years of running the site I probably should have a real About page. So there it is. Check it out!

Comments

  1. FlamingSquirrel says:

    Yeah, I noticed it was down for a while. Good job getting it back up!

  2. Looks good! What was your verdict on WP 2.1 upgrade? Worth it?

  3. Foton – it’s debatable if it was worth it, with the problem I had. Now that it’s working, I really haven’t noticed much change. The WYSIWYG editor seems broken in Opera but that’s fine since I never used it anyway. The auto-save feature is nice to have, as I’ve lost more than one post to a crash of some form.

    Behind the scenes, things might be better but I haven’t noticed. All my plugins still work, so I can’t complain.

  4. Oh, the irony. I say “My plugins still work.” Looks like that isn’t the case. Commenting on posts clears all the tags I’ve attached to a post. And it appears that the subscribe to comments plugin isn’t working properly, either. I’ll have to take a look at it this evening.

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