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When Disaster Strikes…

Forrest Gump Doctor Who filming location: Monument Valley

Monument Valley, UT, USA

UPDATE Nov 23rd: Ok, I’ve managed to build the site back up with a new layout!! There’s still a lot of work to do to make everything smooth & pretty, but at least the content is all there and the links (mostly) work! Yay! :)


Phew, ok. So, earlier tonight I was working on the website and wham. Messed something up. Lost everything. Couldn’t log back in. Couldn’t control the site at all. In a tiny little panic, I immediately messaged our server guru Hannu and (surprisingly) calmly informed him that the site is down. Gone. Empty. Nothing there.

For the past 4-5 hours we’ve been figuring it out, turning plugins on and off, exporting and importing backups, sorting stuff out… and got most of it back up and running. However – hundreds of photos are still missing. I mean, we have them, they just don’t show up on the site or in the blog posts as they’re supposed to. Not all of them, anyway.

Forrest Gump Doctor Who filming location: Monument Valley

Monument Valley, UT, USA

It’s 1:30am now and I need to get some sleep, but I’m hoping to have some time tomorrow to figure it out. If not, we’ll all have to look at pages that are missing some crucial photos. And some stuff just simply not working.

I take comfort in the fact that it probably pisses me off more than most readers, though… right? You’re not all pissed off now, are you?

If you spot something really important not working or need to find a Thing that used to be here but isn’t anymore, do let us know. You can drop a comment below or just click on one of those social media icons on the right to talk to us.

But yeah. Sleep. Now. More work tomorrow.

Yours truly,

PS: The weird thing is, I did exactly what WordPress advices one to do: “blablabla, just export all your stuff by pressing this button and you can import your stuff back later by pressing another button.” Well, twice now, that advice has failed. If you’re running a blog or a website on WordPress, DO NOT TRUST THAT FEATURE. It’s your quickest way to doom and trouble and headaches.

PPS: Also, make sure you have your own go-to-Hannu for awful days like this. Don’t risk it! Just get yourself a Hannu.


Tiia / Fangirl Quest
Tiia / Fangirl Quest
Photographer, illustrator, graphic designer, copywriter, marketing assistant. I once traveled across North America in flipflops. I love dogs, ketchup and many inspiring people. Visit my photo portfolio here.