If you expect the latest gossip on who’s not talking to whom anymore in bloggerland; this is not what this post is about. I seem to be refreshingly oblivious to this kind of news – they tend to go straight over my head, and I only hear of them when everybody else has already moved on to the next, juicer, more exciting gossip. I am the kind of woman who’d find out the very last that her partner was having an affair right under her nose. I actually once was that woman, but that’s a completely different story. Nope, today’s post is about the perils of using WordPress.
To cut right to the chase: don’t update to 3.04. WordPress will (unsuccessfully) try to do an automatic update and put an error message on your WP dashboard. Just ignore the message. Don’t listen to your update-eager husband*. Don’t change the writing permissions in your cpanel – WP will lock you out to the extent that your blog is just gone (great) and so will be your admin (hurray) and access to the cpanel (yay!).
Even if you have a backup, as in my case, the backup might be corrupt (when it rains it pours), i.e. you’ll have to put everything back in place manually**. Happy New Year!
*thanks, Big M!
**thanks, indeed, Big M!