Posted in corruption, html, Wordpress

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.


I am and have been an Oracle dba for the past twenty something years, with a few deviations to dabble in other areas. I’m certified (or is that certifiable) in both Oracle 10 and 11G OCP. I’m an “old skool” hacker at heart in the traditional sense, pulling apart bits of kit to see how they work, mainly with the intention of fixing it, mostly with the outcome of breaking it! I like toying with hardware, software and new technologies and love Linux, although Windows 10 is looking pretty slick too. I have a keen interest in reading / writing and electronics, and occasionally snap a few photos. If I can help you I will, so if you have any questions feel free to ask by using my contact form. -Lee And now for the disclaimer: Anything I write here is my own opinion and does not represent the view of any company I work for now or have worked for in the past.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.