April 28, 2016

that one time i accidentally killed my blog


Something terribly horrible happened here yesterday. I straight fucked up my blog. That's right, I dabbled in the HTML. 

BAD.IDEA.

I nearly had a panic attack, something I am very accustomed to and not fond of. I wanted to cry. Necessary? Not at all. I wanted to crawl under my desk. Have I done this before? Uhm yeah, not proud of that. I wanted a drink. It was 11 AM on a Wednesday. 

It was not the first time I had done the dabbling. What could go wrong? I can typically follow direction like a champ. And I did, in fact, follow the directions. Then something happened. My bif's got bobbed and it all went to hell. I started to panic. I had made a mistake. 

I googled and googled how to fix the problem. I found how to fix the bopped bif's but I couldn't actually find where the problem was, everything looked fine to me! What the google told me was wrong wasn't actually wrong. Somewhere feed and code got all tangled up. Now I wanted to crawl under my desk.  What kind of dummy doesn't back up the previous work?

I couldn't find a solution. I started thinking about doing the unthinkable; starting the template from scratch. I was really panicking now. As I tried to calm myself, I looked to make sure I knew what template to start from. Then I did it. I did the unthinkable. I completely scrapped my template. It was horror. God I wish I had wine at work. 

Actually it wasn't that bad, mostly everything stayed intact. I only had to fix and add back a few things. But even so, the thought of it! HORROR!

If you were browsing around here yesterday and all the things were fucked, this is why. 

I'm not sure if I have all the add-ons added back in. I think everything looks normal and is functioning normal. This is what I get for trying to be tech-y. I have learned my lesson. And I will let you in on this little lesson because that's the kind of girl I am. Heed my warnings. Don't make the same mistake I did. 

ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR SHIT BEFORE YOU SCREW WITH IT. 

In short, I spent my entire morning and worked right through lunch trying to right my wrong. Then had to stay late at work to get my actual job things done. 

I bet you're curious what I was trying to do aren't you? I would be. I was displeased with the quality of my related posts widget provided by link within. The posts they were showing were, in fact, not related at all. I wanted something better. That's how I screwed my code up.

But I'll be damned if I didn't get a widget that I liked. I used THIS TUTORIAL  and I happen to love it.

Have you dabbled in coding? Hell are you good at it and I'm the odd ball who doesn't know a damn thing?
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2 comments:

  1. I tried to mess with the code on my blog ONE TIME. Lesson learned. Happy you were able to sort it all out though :)

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  2. I used to try my hand at coding, and it was ok if I followed the directions EXACTLY, but one missed "/" could screw up the whole thing and I just don't have the patience for all that! I did just use that tutorial to get related posts on mine though, so thanks for sharing! And happy to see you got your page back how you wanted it!

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