Migrations

Hi all,
If you’ve put in a migration request and it hasn’t happened within about 10 minutes or so, please get in touch. You should be able to use the Help
button at the top of the front page, but if you can’t for some reason, or you get no response, please go to the Facebook group – DDFuture and post a comment or request in there. If you don’t have Facebook, leave a comment on this entry and I will investigate for you.

Sometimes the migration system borks for some reason which I’ve yet to get to the bottom of. Normal migrations should take less than 10 minutes, so if yours takes longer, please do seek assistance!

I’ve just manually run some, so you may find yours has now gone through. You should get an email if you requested a migration – if you haven’t, again drop me a line through the channels above. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Steve

Recent Migrations FAILED

If you’ve recently requested your diary be migrated (since we moved server) OR, you requested a migration before the move but didn’t get the e-mail until after the move, your diary almost certainly has ZERO entries, ZERO comments and the migration although it migrated your username did NOT migrate your diary (at least not properly).

I apologise for the inconvenience. Please contact me by either leaving a private comment at the bottom of this entry, or by using the Support form. I will re-migrate your diary for you.

Attention New Users – or any Genesis Users

There is a feature of WordPress which I consider to be a bug. I’m tempted to raise it as such with them, but I’m seeking clarification at this point.

Nonetheless, it manifests this way;

New user signs up for site. Everything goes well. Visit your new diary, the layout is all messed up. That’s because a whole bunch of default widgets have been added by WordPress, and the first widget area in Genesis is the Header Right widget. On the standard WP theme this isn’t a problem because the first widget area is laid out differently to Genesis.

In short, to fix your layout, you need to remove all the default widgets from your Header Right widget area.

I have uploaded a fix for newly created diaries from this moment forward, but unfortunately there’s no simple way to retrofix it.

 

Posting New Entries Is Bugged

I’m aware that when you post a new entry (and possibly modify an existing one?) the screen that comes up afterwards merely contains a seemingly random number…

This isn’t happening on my test system and I was under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that my codebases were exactly the same on both systems… But clearly something is different.

So I’m chasing it down to see if I can find out what the heck is happening.

In the meantime, if you simply click your browsers back button you’ll be able to continue using the site AND your post will have been saved. Apologies for the inconvenience!