Blog Hell & Back

I just went to blog hell and back.  Was really happy when I found a plugin that allows an automatic update of WordPress.  However, after the upgrade, I found that all my Categories went missing!

Thank God, I found the solution here.  I installed the phpMyAdmin programme and managed to add back the categories as per the instructions.  However, after that, all my category links didn’t work!  Kept getting a "Repeat Loop" error.

I thought it was some error on my recovery steps… so I left a comment on David’s blog asking for help.  He very very kindly took a look at my blog and told me that it was another WP 2.6 bug I was suffering from – the Custom Permalink weren’t working.

He also gave me the solution here.  But being the WP idiot I am, I decided it was easier to just disable the Custom Permalink plugin.  Heh.

OK, so most readers of my blog aren’t going to be bothered about all techie speak but I just wanted to give a summary of what happened here in case another person who’s as WP "un-inclined" as me will not have to go through blog hell too.  Heh.

2 Responses to “Blog Hell & Back”

  1. 1 David Cumps

    Glad I could help ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take some time to look at fixing your permalinks though, because now your about page is not working anymore, since it’s probably pointing to /about/ hardcoded ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And maybe it’s just me, but where can I actually find a contact form somewhere to mail you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. 2 uptowngal

    You’re right… my email isn’t found on the blog. Wasn’t intentional… just didn’t occur to me to put my email here. Will drop you an note. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for pointing out the broken links… forgot to change my URLs when I removed the Permalink.

    Oh and thanks for the comments too! If not for your comments, I wouldn’t have realised the comments bug in WP 2.6… sigh!

    I don’t know Lorelei personally… found the designs on the web and used them. A link back to her site is found right at the bottom of my blog. She’s a singer too I think.

    I tried Adsense before on my blogspot site… but it hardly generated income ‘cos like you said – no one clicks on the links!

    The ads from Nuffnang are catered more for Singaporeans and Malaysians so I’m hoping I’ll get more clicks this way (since the bulk of my readers are S’poreans & M’sians). ๐Ÿ™‚

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July 2008