I started off back in the middle of December with the intention of re-building Bloggers Market with a new theme. I knew what I wanted, but couldn’t come close to finding anything out there in “Theme World”. I really figured that I was going to have to build the theme that I wanted and that was going to take time; time I really did not have in light of my other troubles with my Blogs.
I decided that for the next year I would just go with the new “Church” child theme, built on the “Genesis” theme framework. This probably spelled trouble or at least challenge for me as Bloggers Market is a tech heavy site. I’ve taken liberties with the site and experimented with different technologies which I really should have tested over at “Bloggers Market.net” which is why I built the site in the first place; as a testbed or what is commonly referred to as a “sandbox”. Unfortunately I had ridden the site until it broke and then rode off into the sunset. I actually have the site repaired now, but not in time to help me here.
Over the holidays I have put the new theme through the paces as you probably know by now, and have had challenges, but nothing to get into a twist over. Everything seemed to be predictable. After the big build I took a couple of days off and then decided before I do any new E-Book offerings or projects, that I would take the shot at upgrading here at Bloggers Market.com.
Everything went pretty smoothly, I was able to dump a lot of unproductive software, technology and plugins. Out went all the old comments from those that just came by looking for link juice and all the irrelevant posts that I have written that have had little value to my readers. Really just odds and ends for my own reference to some sort of WordPress issue that I was dealing with at the time.
By the time I was ready for the transfer, I backed-up everything and imported the database ………. in pieces, as I had built a respectable 100 Megs of Information. I took a shot at “wp_posts” and Ruh-roh ……. DATABASE BREAK! The import of the posts torched my “pages” and “categories” that I had set-up ……… even without the “terms” tables!!! Whateverrrrr ! Wages of Weirdness !
Whenever I run into un-predictable behavior with WordPress or any software or programing, I lose the thrill to experiment. What this means is that I will have to re-build Bloggers Market.com post by post; comment by comment ! I’m really not in the mood to wing it.
Oh well ……… see you this Summer !