As you may (or may not, it was fairly seamless) have noticed, I have moved to a new server. Site5 cocked something up during a supposedly routine server upgrade last week, and after contacting the CEO and having a level 2 tech supposedly fix the problem 3 times, most of my site remained unavailable. I got fed up; I was losing valuable hits from StumbleUpon to tutorialtastic and had an inbox full of messages to let me know Mr Ken Marx was hogging my space (this is not a complaint.. it made me feel that tutorialtastic is worthwhile :) )
So, long story short, I’ve moved to Clook. I know they’re reliable because we use them at work. Everything was set up and I was able to start copying data across within less than an hour.
Although I took a copy of the guestblock database from the Site5 server, I was hesitant to reinstall the script yesterday as I’ve been having problems with spam. The script is old and the website retired. I decided to sod with it all and have spent the past two evenings indulging in some random coding… of BellaBlocks.
BellaBlocks will be my flat file ‘replacement’ for the old Guestblock script. It will be easy to manage, easy to update, and will have some decent bloody spam protection. You can see my live beta but bear in mind it may be broken at any point. Thoughts?