Sometimes what you need is a fresh start. Sometimes you get one anyway.
I upgraded to WordPress 2.3 last night and, following a series of mystifying and doubtless comical problems, I … er … lost all my old posts.
Well, not lost, as such. I do have the databases backed up,1 and I do know of an import function that would bring all the old data back into the new install. I have lost all the categories on my old posts, though, backup or no, which is rather more of a pain. Sure and I don't want to be trawling through some whatever-many posts and re-categorising.
Surprisingly, I find myself quite sanguine about all of this. Strange.2
I have found the plugin which was breaking everything and thus caused my dreadful lapse of judgement in resorting to a clean install, so hopefully now all will be well. Although this does mean all comments will be treated as new, and will need to be manually approved before they appear; bear with me on that one. Also, anyone who bothered to register with the blog, that information is lost, sorry. You'll need to create a new login (although you don't need to be registered to comment).
So, here we are. Fresh install. First priority is to get the static pages up, and I'll maybe start importing old posts over the next few days. I'm also thinking, to celebrate my new state of zen, of designing a new look for the site.
We'll see how we go. In the meantime, welcome back. It's certainly
sparser cleaner now!