Longterm Relationships: WordPress Maintenance

Like any longterm relation, my blogging platform, WordPress, requires maintenance. In this post I’m going to cover my WordPress Maintenance experience and make some recommendations to others who use or are considering using a self-hosted WordPress installation. I started my blog in March of 2004 using the Moveable Type self-hosted blogging platform. Six years later (2010) WordPress 3.0 (self-hosted) was… Continue reading

A Huge Scare

Today, in the wee hours (Pacific Time), one of my database tables somehow became corrupted. All efforts to repair it failed. My blog was dead. Totally dead! Thank goodness I have a backup strategy that is automated and followed religiously. I was able to import my blog from the backup from the night before, a backup that was not corrupted.… Continue reading