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State of the Blog

Mark Mzyk | February 15, 2009

Running, but the author is frustrated.

The upgrade to WordPress 2.7.1 did not go well.  It initially caused all the feeds on this blog to die.  Restoring to a back up for some reason did not fix this.

In the end, it appeared to have something to do with running the wp-cache plugin, permissions on the server, and attempting an upgrade.

I’ve now nuked wp-cache.  Like a cockroach, it did not want to die.  I had to pull it’s entrails from various files by hand.  Once I did this and made sure that all the file permissions were set correctly, feeds began working again.  However, the WordPress feed widget still refuses to work.  At this point, because I’ve already spent more time on this than I want, I’m not going to fix it.  Modern browsers can auto detect feeds and that’s good enough.

In lieu of the feed widget, I’ve added the recent posts and recent comments widgets.  I think this is a good trade off.

Given the experience of this upgrade, if you find anything else broken, let me know.

Thanks for reading, I appreciate it.

Mark Mzyk