Sorry from melody
Over the past week, this blog has been sick. Actually it’s been sick for a while and my attempts to fix it in the last few days have seen quite a lot of various spam type notifications being emitted, making it look suspiciously compromised.
Thank you to those who got in touch worried that the site might have been compromised, that was very much appreciated.
I can assure you good folks that it had not been hacked, it was me being incompetent.
The theme I was using was not very mobile friendly. I got away with it because of the JetPack mobile plugin. This is being retired because modern themes should provide mobile support.
The long and short is that I’ve had to find alternate themes and installing new themes has been the culprit. When they install their demo content, they create new pages and this triggers Twitter and email notifications.
I thought I’d disabled notifications when I tried yet another theme. However, it had only disabled Twitter and not email. Once again, apologies to anyone who’s inbox got spammed.
As things stand, the site is up, migrated to a new and clean theme and best of all it is mobile friendly.
Considering I’ve spent 35 years working deeply with computers, it is a tad embarrassing. I can tell you what the hardware does and I can tell you what the operating system does to talk to the hardware and I can tell you how most of the protocols work. Yet, the last time I actually wrote user interface stuff we all still worked in ASCII. GUI and by extension, Web, leaves me cold.
I’m also a typical engineer in that documentation is a last resort.
If anyone wants to explore the refreshed site and finds something not right, please let me know.
Thanks, melody xx 🌹🌹
February 1, 2020 @ 8:11 pm
Haha, well web and wordpress are definitely completely different things from just working with computeres! I’m glad the theme and all that worked out now!
February 2, 2020 @ 9:34 am
Hopefully the site looks a lot cleaner to readers now. 🌹🌹
February 1, 2020 @ 5:20 pm
How many emails are “too many” ?? 😂
I’m glad you hadnt lost control of your site – besides, if you didn’t write the programme you can’t know it’s crazy side.
February 1, 2020 @ 5:26 pm
I think it was worth it, it looks a whole lot better now. x
February 1, 2020 @ 9:17 am
I think you are being a bit harsh on yourself here – I do not think incompetence is the right word. You have been the victim of a technology glitch, and that’s all. I’m glad it wasn’t anything more sinister.
February 1, 2020 @ 9:28 am
One of those things where by the time I need to do something with it again I’ve completely forgotten the painful lessons of the previous time 😂
February 1, 2020 @ 3:19 pm
February 1, 2020 @ 1:52 am
Pooh happens. All good. Delete button had a workout LOL
February 1, 2020 @ 3:48 am
Thanks, Cat 🌹🌹
February 1, 2020 @ 3:51 am
January 31, 2020 @ 5:35 pm
“Considering I’ve spent 35 years working deeply with computers, it is a tad embarrassing.”
I did smile!!!
January 31, 2020 @ 5:41 pm
You would 🤣🤣