It Blew Up Again

I’m not what you would call upset.  No, I’m so far beyond upset that there are no words in the English language to describe it without getting totally obscene which is something that I really don’t want to do.

I noticed last night that there was a nag notice up in my dashboard about upgrading to WordPress 5.2.  I decided to do that this morning.  This release of WordPress has so many bugs in it that the install should come with a can of Raid and a fly swatter.

I hit the automatic update button to complete the update.  I’ll know better than to do that again.  This is the second time that hitting that damned button has blown up the whole site.  I tried to do a manual update by FTP, but that didn’t make any difference.  I also tried to do a restore from my backups on my Google Drive.  Unfortunately that didn’t solve the problem either.

So, here I am, once again, starting over from scratch.  I wiped every piece of version 5.2 off of the drive and updated manually using version 5.1.1.  Then I got another big surprise.  My Typology theme, which I really loved was throwing PHP errors left and right.

Every time I turn around it has been something.  My host, which a year ago I would have said was the most trouble free host I’ve ever dealt with, is no longer trouble free, and support is pretty much useless.  So, I called my computer and WordPress guru down in Minneapolis, MN.  After describing the situation to him, and letting him log into my site, I got the answer that I really didn’t want to hear.

“WIPE IT AND START OVER.  IT’S YOUR ONLY OPTION.”

I hate it when he’s right, but he usually is.