Did you miss me or did you not know I was off the radar? No worries, I’m going to get my random on while bringing you up to speed. For almost a week, THIS blog had issues….serious issues.
It started October 1st when my newest edition of #BOTB did not deliver to my inbox. This acts as a safety net of sorts alerting to me possible problems. I immediate checked to see if it posted. It did, so I didn’t think much about it until no one left comments. That was totally odd and completely out of the norm because #BOTBers are excellent to play along. This is when I discovered comments were disappearing on the blog side and I couldn’t leave them on the admin side.
There was a flag notice for WordPress update and I thought maybe this would fix the problem. Unfortunately, it didn’t resolve the comment issue. I couldn’t reach Arvixe Tech Support by phone or live chat. The wait was unreal. I have not experienced them being this busy ever. Did a plugin mess up my site? Or, was it the work of a hacker targeting the server? My imagination was going full throttle, all I could think about was what if they suffered a complete database meltdown. That’s just about the awfullest thing a blogger can envision, right?
I was ready to start a fresh with a new temporary blog and who knows I may still change, but between last night’s trouble ticket issued and actually talking to someone today I think everything is back to normal again. *cross fingers*
What was the problem, you say? It appears the WordPress upgrade was the source of my headache. All I can say is, I will think twice before updating WP again, but with that one simple phone a special thanks go to Josh D a Jr. Technical Operations Officer at Arvixe then… just like magic, I’m back up again!
Please stop in tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday, but if this site should fail again I invite you to visit my temp site, Cathy Mews where I also scheduled the same #WW post. Have a good afternoon!