Gee! I’ve thought about trying a new look on www. HeartlandDiaryUSA.com, but I never expected it to happen today!
So here’s what I learned: when they warn you to back up your website before going live with random code changes you have no business doing in the first place, THEY MEAN IT!
I have been trying for the past week to improve some page-loading speed issues on my website, mostly without luck, when I stumbled upon a “solution” that looked easy enough for a high IQ individual such as myself. Just cut and paste some code into a file and sit back to enjoy the ride as your website suddenly accelerates to Corvette like speeds.
Or maybe just comes to a complete stop with an ominous matter-of-fact message replacing all your dozens of posts: “Website has critical error.”
Well, I figured I would just back up the site to the minutes before I screwed up, but when I looked I discovered that the new backup was coming in 15 minutes and would be useless. The previous backup was from 24 hours before and would have missed two posts of mine, plus several reader comments.
As a last chance, I contacted my hosting provider in the Ukraine (no really!) and turned myself over to the good graces of a tech named Nataly. One hour later I had my website back (thanks Nataly!) but discovered that the theme I have been using since I started Heartland Diary USA in October 2018 was no longer available! Dang!
So that sent me scrambling, and probably left a few readers confused, as I tried out a variety of website themes. The one I settled on is now live, and I think it might be an improvement in some ways. Let me know what you think, too. You can see a picture with this post, but if you’re reading the post you’ve already seen the spiffy new look. Oh yeah, and it apparently loads faster too!
But don’t get too comfortable. Now that I know how to change a website theme, I may not be done yet. Don’t be surprised if I try something new every couple of days just to see how it feels.
In the meantime, one thing won’t change at HeartlandDiaryUSA.com: “Go Trump!”
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