Ten days ago, I posted a podcast. Almost immediately, I broke the Shelly’s Podcast Web site. Well, I broke it because I was missing some essential WordPress knowledge. I spent a lot of last week acquiring the knowhow I needed to fix the site, and being grateful that DreamHost, a hosting service I understand some people have problems with, was so willing to walk me through making nitty gritty fixes to MySQL tables. It’s worthy of note, too, that they neither condescended to me, or left me dangling. The site is back up, and you can find episode #252 of Shelly’s Podcast there. People seemed to like this one. I was frenetic, and grumpy, and podcasting solo. So go figure.
Also, here’s a short list of things I learned about WordPress last week:
- How not to back up your WP site
- How not to get content from an old installation to a new one
- Where the content of your site actually resides (in the database, duh.)
- The joy of cleaning crap out of wp-content
- How to muck around in phpAdmin, including the export of data, deletion of excess database tables, and the editing of others
- Why things broke in the first place, and how making your site more secure can sometimes bit you in the buttocks
The Maccessibility Roundtable also happened last week. I sure wish spell-check would quit trying to correct the word maccessibility, by the way. Lots of Apple Watch talk, as one might expect.