I Borked My Blog But Now It’s Back
Moving WordPress, My Ongoing Failure
Usually I’m pretty good at making sure my WordPress instal is where I want it to be, but because of the way my host has things setup, sometimes I make mistakes. I discovered yesterday that this blog, instead of residing inside of its very own folder was instead at the root of my public_html folder. Obviously it had been working fine, but it’s hardly best practice and has potential to really make things a mess. After reading, yet again, the WordPress codex on moving your site, I tried to do it the right way … and failed. Again. Every time I try to do this I screw up in some way.
Netfirms Tech Support to the Rescue
I have to admit there have been times I’ve ragged on Netfirms, my provider, pretty hard. And when I have it’s because they deserve it. When you host not just your site but your clients’ and suddenly they’re not available for hours at a time and information from the provider is scarce, you get a little frustrated. This happened a few months ago, though I have to admit it’s been pretty rare the last few years.
On the other hand I have always found Netfirms tech support to be pretty outstanding, if not always as speedy as I would like. I opened a ticket yesterday afternoon after I determined I had FUBAR (look it up, NSFW) and by the middle of the night, after I was in bed, they had fixed it for me. Now it’s still in the wrong place, but they sent me a different link for instructions on moving it. Right now I’m a little gun shy and have things to do:
— Steven Marx (@stevenmarx) June 20, 2014
But this afternoon, we’ll have another go, and maybe then I’ll get back to blogging regularly.
Hey, could happen, Chile beat Spain in the World Cup after all.