like DOWN! Blogging in Paris went down for over three hours this morning
Sometimes, I think that I like to live dangerously. Here I am in Normandy with my laptop, on which, I must admit, I do not save daily what I put on line. (I don’t do that in Paris either, to tell you the truth).
I didn’t do the last upgrade to WordPress in Paris, postponing and postponing. Didn’t I say, not so long ago, that I was the queen of procrastination?
Still, the upgrade could really have waited till I was back in Paris.
For some reason, it had to be today.
Everything went wrong. I didn’t save the database, I never do, as I find it too complicated. I forgot to deactivate the plugins and that was lethal. So Blogging in Paris just collapsed.
I tried for three hours to find a solution in the WordPress Support Forums, to no avail, and finally had the idea of saving my images, sound, videos and theme to my hard disk, then deleted the whole blog, reinstalled WordPress from scratch, and put all the images, sound and video back online.
In the process, I learnt something: there is a plugin called WordPress Database Backup that will save your database very easily. Plugin installed and database saved!
So like yesterday, all is well that ends well
Mounir says thank you to all of you who have sent him their wishes for a prompt recovery. He is doing a lot of sleeping and eating and has returned to being his usual sweet self. 🙂