Why I’m Too Dumb To Use WordPress

Because, well, look at these headers. All I did was click “update” on a “100 percent compliant” plugin and the whole site disappeared. Then it came back partially. I’ve had someone working on it, theoretically at least, since the crash on Thursday morning. The contest form is missing. The contact form is missing. And just in time for a book tour! *Cue music of doom*

The rest of the tabs at the top of the page work….you just kind of have to squint to read them. So that’s where we are. I will be back as soon as the site is running normally. Monday, I hope.

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

5 thoughts on “Why I’m Too Dumb To Use WordPress

  1. OH I am so sorry! I have been struggling with my own WP issues as well, but fortunately nothing to this scale. Do you back up your blog? If so, how and how often? I’ve been doing it once a week by exporting the files and downloading the database from my server (I really don’t know what that means, I just do it!). I’m asking because I want to know if what I’m doing is enough, or am I open to this kind of blog shenanigans. Best of luck! *hugs*

    • I did have a recent backup but the site is so customized that when I restored it via the backup, it removed all the plugins and caused a big error on the static front page. So a weekly backup is VERY good. I am now taking an online class on WP plugins since every crash I’ve had–and this is far from the first–has been caused by a plugin update. One lesson–update your plugins one at a time so if the site crashes or turns funky, you know which one to blame!

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