Oct 05, 2011

by English Muse

Hello everyone. Some of you may have noticed, my blog crashed last night for three hours! There are many benefits associated with moving off Blogger to a self-hosted site. But there are perils as well. My advice after a long night: If you move to self-hosted WordPress, beware of the plugins. Anyone can create a plugin and sometimes WordPress doesn’t know that they’re flawed until they crash someone’s blog. Alas, here I am, learning new things about conflicting code and cleaning out caches.

I’m also in the process of moving to a different server
and installing heavy-duty software to get my blog to load faster.

PLEASE leave feedback on how the site is loading for you.
I hope to have everything settled shortly! Thank you for your patience!

Tina

Illustration via Small Ritual.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at 11:54 am. It is filed under Blog. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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21 Responses to “Technical issues and other headaches”

  1. Beatrice says:

    Loading just fine Tina.
    And I’m not even at home using my Mac. I’m in my office and it’s lunch and English Muse time :)

  2. Acacia says:

    It’s been loading fine when I visit your site. My other blog is hosted on WordPress too, do you know which plug-in was the culprit?

    • Tina says:

      i was trying out different sharing plugins, trying to get facebook, twitter and igoogle buttons at the bottom of my posts. one of them just pushed the whole system over the brink…i had to go into the server and unplug them all! it was like digging through an old attic.

  3. Oh no! What a pain! Hope all is much better now. Things for me to keep in mind if I go that route!

  4. The site is loading fine for me, although the alignment seems to be a little off.

  5. Iva says:

    It’s loading just fine for me too :)
    I see you’ve changed the look since I was last here – It’s really pretty! xo

  6. brian says:

    hey tina…loaded fine for me…ugh on tech issues…sorry…

  7. Totally fine. Got an error message last night.

  8. Diana says:

    What a hassle for you! My computer is now a senior citizen and sometimes has trouble loading certain blogs and websites, but I have NEVER had a problem loading English Muse.

  9. Karen in CT says:

    I’m getting this fine .. I’m not a blogger, just a follower of great creative people …. I can’t imagine how I would follow them all if not on blogger … I have lost a few to the wild west internet out there, and don’t know how to put them in one place. Sad!

  10. Hannah says:

    the pretty pictures that used to show at the top are gone but maybe that is the same for everyone? other than that i have no problems here : ) good luck in resolving this! i know what a headache it all can be.

    • Tina says:

      The photos don’t show up on individual post pages…I really want to change that tho! I don’t like the way the pages look without the slideshow…working on that with a designer at the moment…

  11. Hannah says:

    OH now i am at the home page and the pictures are back! never mind!

  12. Liss says:

    you blog is loading fine for me. I love this new wordpress blog layout, so lovley.
    Im a bit tired of blogging this week, taking the week off.

  13. Emma says:

    I’ve done exactly the same thing as you a month ago and have had a lot of headaches and little glitches. Things seem to have settled down now so I hope the same goes for you.

    Your blog loads just fine and always has for me.

  14. gwa… computer stuff is always so wonky! but everything’s loading just fine for me on my end.

  15. steph says:

    What a pain! Just wanted to say that your blog is lovely, so thank you for your hard work and headache-ing!

  16. Rouenna says:

    I hope you’d be pleased to know it loads fine on mine, too, halfway around the world. :)

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