Things are looking weird around here…

Recent WordPress updates caused the index page to go completely insane. Being that I have zero experience with actually customizing WordPress, I’ve been spending my Saturday fumbling around, trying to rebuild the site from scratch to protect it from this in the future. I’m not terribly happy with the changes rolling out with 3.7, so all I can say to my fellow devs is – be careful when you upgrade! Even if the worst had happened, we still have backups, but dealing with a failure like this is always scary.

Aside from looking… well, horrible, there is a new addition to the header image. Rebmastu makes it a point to complain regularly about the difficult navigation on the site, and while no one has actually mentioned it to me, I’m sure some people have gotten confused by it in the past. There are now links in the header area to go to the various sections of the side, and the links to both the tumblr and twitter are in the sidebar.

Please let me know of any suggestions to make the site a little better right now. I’m infinitely frustrated with, well, everything, and the absolute last thing I want to do is roll out a site that is simply “good enough.” Well, that’s obviously what’s happened now, but hopefully there is some groundwork in place to make things better in the future.

Let this serve as a reminder: When you press that “update” button, never think to yourself, “this never goes wrong, but I definitely don’t want things going bad tonight!”

About Melfra

Responsible for all the bad things that happen at Turtle Paradise, including administrative duties and scanning. You're welcome.
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2 Responses to Things are looking weird around here…

  1. Ariel says:

    It broke my blog too. Not my layout, but the backend. It didn’t fix a few files and I ended up having to go to a backup and then download it again. I had two plugins that had updated the day before and so I think it contributed somehow. Good luck getting everything fixed. :D

    • Melfra says:

      Ack, I’m sorry to hear that =

      From what I’ve read there were people whose entire directory structure was trashed after upgrading. I can’t imagine what would have gone wrong to make that happen, but the fact that it didn’t happen to either of us is a plus!

      The worst part is the new automatic upgrade feature. Normally I’d have been excited, but after what happened here, I wonder how long it would be before I noticed something catastrophic =

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