Please Excuse the Mess, Folks

If you visited this blog earlier this morning you might have noticed it was down. I'm still not sure what happened but something bad occurred at my hosting company this morning.

It's so bad that I'm still digging out from the rubble. Right now my WordPress install is seriously borked and I don't know how to fix it. There are several plugins not working, my posts aren't automatically sending pingbacks (they are supposed to be).

If you want to see a visible sign of the problems, check out my homepage. The Morning Coffee post isn't supposed to be at the top of the page.  I didn't make it a sticky nor change the date or time. It just won't move down like it is supposed to.

If anyone knows how to fix this (without reinstalling WordPress), please let me know. This is beyond anything I know how to cope with. And Arvixe, my hosting company, isn't terribly technically competent at the best of times.

Help!

Update: I just reinstalled WordPress and it fixed most of the issues.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on Please Excuse the Mess, Folks

  1. I think I may have been recently hacked. Anyway, the best thing to do is download a new wordpress install and then delete the existing wordpress files (except the wp-config.php) and then replace with the fresh install. Do the same with your plugins and your theme. If you have any customizations, set those files aside.

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