Wow! I can’t believe myself, two posts in one day when I haven’t posted in months!
Yet it’s necessary.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any type of maintenance to the site beyond updating WordPress, and the plugins I have installed on the site. At one point I tried to change the theme, but it didn’t come out right, so I went back to the one I already had and knew it worked for me.
A change is necessary though. This blog has kept the same look for at least three years, and it’s a bit dark. It’s also not quite good for movile devices. I do a lot of stuff on my iPad, have been known to work on my android cell phone, and if by some bizarre reason I don’t have them with me, I use my mother’s android tablet.
Trying to check the site, and actually revise some posts is very hard on small screens, which is why I’ve decided to experiment with simpler themes for the blog.
There is also some problem with this particular blog, it’s hard to log into with blog editors, on the iPad, and on the iMac (yes ran away from Windows to OX when I tested Windows 8). It’s even hard to work with the WordPress dashboard at times
Animealam’s Writing Corner was the first WordPress blog installed and ran. So I probably made a lot of mistakes while learning how to use it, and they are coming back to cause problems. It’s for that reason that I’ll be setting another blog where I’ll be organizing all the posts.
I’ll probably not migrate in case the errors are transferred as well. I’m not sure yet. I’ll have to see if it’s possible to use some type of re-direction so links to the old posts still find them in the new blog. I’m not sure when exactly I’ll start since I have to do some research first, but I wanted this posted.
Powered by Qumana
Since I did the maintenance of the site and made some changes to the permalinks format (which is the format of the urls to access the blog’s pages and posts) I discovered there was a problem with the series plugin. It simply won’t access the adequate pages.
I am working on it, but for the moment the function to go directly to a series. Hopefully it will be resolved soon.
In the mean time I’m going to add a page that will have a list of the Series and the indiviual posts linked to them. It should be up in a day or two at the most. At the moment I’m ill with a cold from hell and my usual spring allergies. Not a nice combination, believe me.
I finally got around doing some much needed maintenance to the blog. For I while I had planned to re-install wordpress since I had a slight problem with the versions, and updates were rather troublesome.
I also had problem with the PHP version. Despite having PHP 5 Wordpress would not recognize it, and because of that I also had memory problems that did not allow me to use the plugins I thought would be useful. It’s solved, thank God, since this problem has been bugging me since I first set up the site.
Animealam’s Writing Corner was off line for about two hours last night/early morning while I backed the database and the folders I needed. Then I deleted the previous installation of Wordpress, and re-installed it again. This time version 2.9.2
I restored the database, uploaded the folders, and installed all the plugins that I needed.
So far it seems to be working well, but if there are any problems please respond to this post so I can check them, and correct them.