I like WordPress, I really do. It is the easiest to use content managed system available. It has a wide user community that offers great support. It is flexible and allows almost any configuration that you desire. And it is free. Normally everything works fine, but if it doesn’t there is a user base that seem to have the answer for every situation.
Normally everything works fine. Until this morning when I did my weekly update check and clicked the upgrade button to the new version of WordPress (3.6 if you are interested). It broke this blog. This blog that I lovingly care about, despite the lack of posts. So this morning, when the update stalled and I began to get error messages, I knew that something was wrong. What made it worse was that the error messages were as clear as a politician’s intentions. Therefore, for a while I felt like this…
As mentioned previously though, a quick search through google (other search engines are available) brought me to the support page. From there I was able to find a solution and get the site back up and running.*
Life will always throw up difficulties, problems and issues. But I believe there are always solutions. We may need a search engine, or we may need more drastic measures, but there are always solutions… often preceded by a brief moment of panic!
*The solution was to re-install the WordPress files manually. A little time consuming, but in the end the simplest solution. Because WordPress is so easy to use, it didn’t mess up any settings that I had previously created. Another reason for my WordPress lovefest to continue.