You Know, That Moment When…

The moment you see, if you use WordPress, Self Hosted that there is an update to the WP installation? So because you have NOT had an issue in FOREVER, you always just click on “update now”. Then you go about your merry blogging way!

Yeah, I fell into a small trap called a comfort zone today. You know, when things just always go as they should, no hiccups and nothing to loose sleep over. Well I also got slapped on the face, but this story has a happy ending!

In a split nanosecond I almost lost it all….errrr….again! I logged into my blogs dashboard and saw a little happy update looking at me. I clicked the button and was about to go off to finish working on my craft room, when I all of a sudden got an error.

I thought it was funny at first, just a little snag that would work itself out. Then gladly I saw my blog pop back up and I went and hit the dashboard button and got a dreaded 404!!! Nooooooo, in an instant I felt ill, my stomach got upset and in my head I was screaming at myself, because I did not back up my recent files for a week or two.

This error though was not letting me get in to do anything. Of course I took to the internets and pretty much found that WordPress’s latest update, 3.4.1 was not playing nice with many bloggers round the world. It’s not completely stable.

I also got instantly mad at myself for just not waiting for my host Go Daddy to give me a button to click in a few days. At least I know with them NOTHING will go wrong and if it does THEY will fix it asap. However, thinking this was no help.

I got the bright idea to get on Go Daddy and hope like hell that I could “go back” an installation, you know…roll back to a previous version. Someone was smiling down at me and did not want me to go batshit crazy and behold the roll back button on Go Daddy.

I had just updated through Go Daddy less than a week ago, they have a within 7 day roll back. Boy was I lucky! So, crisis resolved and in a timely fashion too! Although I do hate to admit that Go Daddy saved my ass but they really did!

All that was lost in this ordeal was a few minutes of my life and 1 post…I will have to get that back up soon. Luckily for me I have the text saved from that post, so it’s all good!

Anyone else have this issue?



4 thoughts on “You Know, That Moment When…

  1. Mary Hudak-Colllins

    Oh my! I opened a wordpress site and went through Go-Daddy to host my domain and web hosting. I was setting up my site and had everything ready to go when I noticed that my URL had the word ‘wordpress’ in it. So, I called Go Daddy and they informed me that I was in the wrong spot! Ughhhh! So, here I am again…starting all over…where I’m supposed to be ☺ I can relate. I opened up this morning and saw this update so I clicked on it. I really didn’t see much change in it, but I don’t have anything there yet. I may heed your experience though and go back to the previous version before I have more issues ☺
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    1. thesocialfrog
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      Hello Mary!
      I have to say I LOVE Go Daddy! They are very helpful if you ever need them. I wish I had gone with them since my early days of blogging, it might have saved me from loosing many posts,lol. Call on me any time you need WordPress help or Go Daddy or anything blog related, I’ll be happy to chat with you :)
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