WordPress – It’s all gone wrong

Why you shouldn’t update WordPress plugins on a live site before you’ve tested it thoroughly on a test site.

Damn! I did it. It’s all gone wrong. I updated my live WordPress site before thoroughly testing everything was working on my dev site, I was in a hurry, but I’ve learned my lesson. The wonderful plugin I use “Revolution Slider” on my homepage no longer functions correctly with my theme which is why you’ll see no beautiful slider at the top. DOH!! as Homer Simpson would say.

Broken Slider

I broke it…..

 

Normal Service should resume in the next couple of days when I’ve figured out what is wrong with the damn thing and either corrected the problem or downgraded the software.

Update: Fixed It!!!!

So eventually the guys over at the support site of the theme I use (Themeco) posted a really great support note on how to troubleshoot the latest update to the slider plugin. It appeared just to be a case for me of disabling all of my caching plugins, Jetpack & WP Supercache included and then just re-enable them one at a time. Now I’ve done this the slider appears to be working again, although slightly updated due to the various bits of testing / re-creating I’ve had to do!! Lesson learned.

Or did I??????

So I just checked my site gain after a few hours and the slider had stopped working again. Suprisingly there was an update available for the slider plugin which I’ve applied and normal service appears to have resumed……again.

Let me know if you see any issues.

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