The Perils of WordPress

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May 30, 2017
Sometimes it’s the little things that get you, today – while I was updating the site (because I like to tinker), I did something – and BOOM – my WordPress site went down.

Nothing I did would make it come back up.  Luckily, I had a backup from this morning (how lucky was that) – so I do a restore of and NOTHING.  Really, it still didn’t work.  Something was really messed up, and I had no idea where the problem was.  After twisting this knob, flipping that switch, adding this, deleting that – I finally decided it was time to just re-install.

Basically, it’s the perils of owning a site and doing business on the internet (or via software) – sometimes it just craters and the only thing you can do is burn it down and build it back up. After a few hours of troubleshooting and then re-installing – We’re backup and running.  I lost a few pages, a dozen or so blog posts – but operating and working is better than not.

Follow my advice … keep a real backup of your site and test the reliability of your restore capability.  Your backup is only as good as the ability to actually use it!