Woe is My Blog

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You Were WRONG!

Who says everything online stays online, forever?

I’m waiting.

I was trying to complete a WordPress Update that had gone wrong.

After attempting the update to 4.11 and loosing my Live Preview/Customize option I resorted to self-help.  Not quite the self-help that happened on The Walking Dead but …

I messed things up so horribly that for awhile I couldn’t even log into this blog and the index page appeared in Lorem Ipsum.  Lorem is the Natural State of all websites in template form.  It is also a very cool site for designing websites.

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Woe is My Blog

I have my site hosted through A Small Orange.

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A Small Orange

A Small Orange is not your average web hosting company. We don’t believe in offering you “unlimited plans” that actually require costly upgrades in order to meet your expectations and requirements. We believe that you should only pay for the resources that you need, period.

I have to say that A Small Orange has the BEST Customer Service.  They are patient, kind and never let on that Mrs. Christie is making them do the eye roll.

As a result of my mishap it appears I have lost my posts from September 2014 forward.  Since I have posts dating back to 2009 I suppose this is not as catastrophic as it feels.

If you have been a recent or past Writerly Wednesday Guest and cannot see your post I will try to recover any not online text files I may have saved and I’ll try to restore your wonderful Bios, Blurbs and Excerpts.

Don’t touch anything sharp and Self Help is not always the best way to solve update issues.



By Sally

Sally Franklin Christie Blogger and Author of If I Should Die and Milk Carton People.