I noticed a few months ago that my blog entries were being shown oldest first. It looked as if I hadn’t posted anything in a couple of years! My actual posting rate is (somewhat) better than that. The WordPress Web site said a SQL bug was causing the problem, and a newer release solved the problem.

Because my Web site is hosted by an ISP, upgrading the software was nontrivial. I shied away from undertaking the upgrade for a while, but eventually bit the bullet and, with help from the support staff, completed the upgrade. To keep my (handful of) old blog entries, I kept the previous version.

I posted a few more blog entries. Yesterday I realized that I was posting new entries to the old software!

I’ve spent a pleasant afternoon trying to straighten things out, upgrading to the newest release of WordPress, moving blog posts to the correct place and backdating the datestamps (which seems ethical under these circumstances). I now think things are straightened out.

Software… Thank God it’s so hard to describe, eh?

Published by Steven Jong

I am a retired technical communicator, a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), a former STC board member, and chair of the first STC Certification Commission. I occasionally blog about these and other topics.

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