Huh, so how’s about this then. A non-WordPress blog?
As you may have gathered from the swearing yesterday, I had a few problems with WordPress 2.7. The changes they made to the various comments file seemed to disagree with my 16,000-ish comments, and so MySQL kept dying. There was also a faulty redirect causing stupid 404s for no apparent reason.
I did appreciate all the comments of support, and thank you for the suggestions. Yes, I’d deleted everything and uploaded afresh. Yes I’d turned off all the plugins. Yes, yes, yes. :P No, I have no idea why WP failed spectacularly. As I said, I’d upgraded 3 other WP blogs including my local copy this week, and none of those went kaput (admittedly, my local copy doesn’t have all of my comments in there, so still not sure if that’s related.)
Anyway, I’m rambling terribly! This post was only supposed to be a brief introduction to ‘the blogmonster’: aka my new blogging system. Given that I coded it on the spur of the moment in about 3 hours yesterday, there are no doubt going to be bugs. I plead with you all to report any faults you find, no matter how small you may think they are. They may save me hours of headache. Also, please bear in mind that things like archives, search etc are going to take additional time to get up. This was a total recode from the ground up, I’m not recycling code from my old system.
The theme is temporary. My number one priority was getting a working website. I’ll start to make it look half-way decent again tomorrow evening, and then after that I can knock up an admin panel (yes, I’m currently typing in phpmyadmin.)
Before I sign off for the night, I just want to say thank you to Kaylee, Vasili and Jenny who helped me convert my reviews over: cheers :D Oh, and I’ve not forgotten about q*bee blog day. You don’t escape that easy! :P