Today I was going to write an incredibly moving, thoughtful profound post that would finally reveal the true meaning of life, making money online, and just why everything always angst-worthy seems to happen to me.
Really. Honestly. I really was.
Until….my blog DIED a thrashing, agonizing soul-searing death and self-immolated in a flaming heap of blazing glory.
But not only THIS blog, oh no! That would make life simple! (well, "simple" as in building the pyramids is "simple" compared to "Terra-forming a planet").
No indeed. My BarbaraLing.com blog perished, my AffBrainery Blog succumbed, my ….you get the picture, right?
All at the same time, I might say.
Now if that isn’t brand-spankin’ jollies and quivering delights of the heart, I don’t know what is.
So! I spent a weeeee bit of time
cursing the gods and thinking about flinging my coffee into calmly intoning to myself, These things happen and THEY ALWAYS FREAKIN’ HAPPEN TO ME AND a methodical approach of taking a molten sledgehammer to my PC testing out the themes and wordpress plugins and such would be useful.
After verifying that only new posts would cause the sites to hang (which is why I had to delete and repost Big Dog Shocking Secret – Money DOESN’T Have To Be Made TODAY – pls recomment if you’d like as I lost all of them), I deactivated all my plugins to see where the problem was arising.
It turned out to be (eeek!) the Tweet This plugin.
This is a humongous EEK because I LOVE that plugin – it makes it very easy for people to stumble, tweet, etc. posts they like.
I’m in hopes it’s just a glitch…and will be exploring if the plugin has been updated so I can get it back into my site asap.
Remember, if you’re making money with your blog, you need it up at all times!
Here are some resources I found while troubleshooting my rear off:
So! If ALL of a sudden, your blog or site dies an agonizing thrashing death, follow these steps.
1.) Don’t panic.
2.) Don’t panic.
3.) Did I mention, don’t panic?
4.) Go to your WordPress admin console and deactivate all your plugins (don’t worry, you can reactivate them later)
5.) See if your blog loads. If so, continue with Step 6. If not, there might be a problem with your host – contact tech support.
6.) If your blog now loads, see first if any errors show up in the sidebar. They generally result from calling plugins (that you’ve now deactivated). Activate each plugin one by one, and (this is key!) after each activation…..reload your blog.
7.) That’s a pretty important step – let me repeat it. After reactivating EACH plugin, RELOAD your WordPress blog and see if it hangs.
8.) If your blog starts to hang again, you’ve pinpointed the problem plugin. Rejoice! Glue back the hair you ripped from your scalp! REMEMBER THAT PLUGIN. Reactivate everything else EXCEPT that plugin and see if your blog works.
9.) If so, you’ve found the culprit!
10.) If not, deactivate those plugins once more and continue to debug.
Other ideas to consider include:
11.) Tweet about your problem like so:
help My #blog hangs, any new #wordpress #plugin problems lately?
The # (ie, hashtags) will ensure your tweet gets seen by people tracking those keywords (ie, wordpress enthusiasts, plugin developers, etc.).
12.) Post at support sites!
- WordPress Support Forums: Rude Support is a Disservice to the Growing WordPress Community
- Helping in the WordPress Forums is an Education
- Guide to using the WordPress Support Forums
for ideas on how to use forums, and then visit:
Remember, there is ALWAYS a solution….the key is NOT to panic nor accuse your hosting ISP….simply take a deep breath and JUST FREAKIN’ DO IT.
Your sanity will thank you for it. And then you can calmly go about regaining your poise and stylish dignity and say to yourself….Life! It’s Character-Building.
Time to get the kids up,