Oops, I did it again


don’t know how many of my readers are WordPress bloggers, but those who are will probably understand. This afternoon I was previewing a bunch of new blog themes and accidentally activated one of them. Yikes!

I flipped back and forth between several views, just to be sure. And there was no doubt. The theme you are looking at now was gone. Poof! In its place was an attractive but unwanted, unintended new look. “Panic” is only a slight exaggeration of what I felt. I’ve done this a few times in the past but always managed to fix things. This time I was drawing a total blank about what to do. And that alone was unnerving.

Fortunately I have a premium plan where I can get help directly and immediately instead of going to the WordPress forums, and some lovely, wonderful anonymous Happiness Engineer lived up to that title and got me back to this theme (Beacon), along with most of the changes I’d made to the original. The widgets were still kind of wonky, but that always happens. Didn’t take too long to get them back to what I remembered.

So, if you were here around mid-afternoon and strange things were happening, that’s what was going on.

14 thoughts on “Oops, I did it again

  1. I just purchased a new domain “angleOfTheDangle.co. Yes, .co not .com. The .com was taken, but for sale via a broker. Yeah, I don’t think so. I decided I want to put up a blog of just light-hearted, fun stuff. But I don’t even have time for Motley News so who am I kidding? But I’ve been using the premium themes and will continue to do so.

    The reason for the new name… I was chatting to my “neighbor” (our trump-loving-far-right-bible-thumping-hypocrite-not-so-handyman who has parked his trailer in our side lot) and he was showing me this monster smoker someone gave him – weighs like 600 lbs. The lid is difficult to raise so it’s on a counter-weight system, but it’s not properly balanced. He said it had something to do with the “angle of the dangle” of the counter-weight, and I thought I was going to pee my pants I laughed so hard. It just has a humorous rhythm and rhyme that stuck in my head. I guess it’s used as humor among fishermen, too. And I can think of a few other references that are not PG-related. After hearing that, though, I decided I wanted a blog with that name. I love humor – especially humor in life – so decided to go for it. Will use WordPress again, although I now build websites for a living (a very specific type of site). But I’ve been happy, for the most part, with WordPress, and it just makes blogging easy. So will stay with it.

  2. Yikes! I know that feeling all too well! Glad you found your way back. I tried to start up a side blog for the grandkids, but simply couldn’t cope. Sigh. Seems that the brain is getting slower and having a MUCH harder time dealing with change as I’m pushing toward 78!!! ๐Ÿฅด

    1. Well, I actually am 78, and it’s distressing trying to deal with and keep up with all the changes. All the tech stuff I used to manage easily is getting harder and more frustrating. I just got a new smartwatch and there are times I wonder why I added even more techy stuff to my life.

      1. I’m sure my iMac is considered “vintage” these days and I worry about it crashing whereupon I might be forced to learn a whole new set of challenges. I’m definitely not planning to upgrade the camera… it may be getting close to ten years old, but I still haven’t learned all the bells and whistles… or if I DO figure something out, what are the chances I’ll remember the next time?
        Getting older certainly presents some challenges. ๐Ÿคจ

        1. Yep, my MacBook is a mid-2012 model. The worst thing that can happen is the cat walks across the keyboard and triggers … something. Then I have to figure out what he did and undo it. At other times I have to call my son and ask him how to fix it, because it was previously his computer. And you are so right — I never remember it the next time.

... and that's my two cents