There was a point last night when I thought I would actually be asleep before midnight. And then the universe chortled as it kicked me in the baby maker. Half of my site was gone. This of course, led to the two of us being up until 2:30 in the morning, on two computers, arguing and trying to fix whatever had happened to my wordpress account.
According to what we found on line, these “anomalies” happen every so often with wordpress, seemingly for no reason at all and with very little means of repair. It’s the second time this week for my site. A few days ago, all of my blog posts disappeared. They still existed in the dashboard, but not on the internet. I had to reset a few things, and voila! They were back!
This time around, what was my static home page (with tab options to visit About, Blog, Terms, and Contact) became a duplication of my About page, and then the most recent blogs were gone. When I was in the dashboard, all of the correct pages and menus existed, however, the permalinks were fragged (with Home having been switched and somewhat frozen on the word About).
After many hours of cursing everything under the moon, I tucked my tail between my legs and headed for bed. Soon after, I was joined by G, who had managed to get things working again and to save all of my blog posts, albeit with a few noticeable changes.
From now on, when you type in walkerbaitproductions.com, my new “home” page is actually my blog posts (there is no longer a separate tab for Blog). The About page displays the text that used to be on my static Home page. And the text that was originally in my About page is now in the right sidebar, visible on all pages. Hey, less tabs for you to click, and all of the original content is there. It’s just trying out a new feng shui.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO TO…
In order to view the page properly, you will need to refresh the page, and possibly even dump your cache (internal servers are such a pain sometimes). We had everything working perfectly on his desktop computer, but the page was all jacked up on my laptop. I clicked on History, and Clear All History, and then cleared the cache. After that, the site looked exactly as it should.
I apologize if that is not an option for you and the site runs improperly. Until it resets itself in your browser, it may not be aesthetically pleasing, but I assure you, the content that you have–hopefully–grown to like, is still there.
Thanks for your patience and understanding!