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Black necked stilt in flight

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Blast glitches

I am about to try something that I have not done in over ten years, change the theme of my blog. It may prove fatal. 

Not for me but for the blog.

You see, I have lost the ability to edit my sidebars. It just happened this morning.

When I wrote Google a few months ago with another similar issue they told me that the code and platform is hopelessly outdated and would not be repaired.

I have tried to restart, fix and solve the problem as best as I can and have tried it out in multiple browsers.

Maybe it is stuffed with rotten code at this point I don't know but I am going to attempt to change to a more modern theme and see what happens. Have backed up my content into an xml file just to be safe, not that I would know what to do with it after a system crash, mind you.

And if it all goes to hell, well, all things must come to an end and it has been a good ride.

Wish me luck!

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postscript: I changed the theme, still can't edit my sidebar gadgets. But at least my blog content did not disappear!

I get an answer.

3 comments:

Jon Harwood said...

Long Live the Blue Heron Blast! (Steps down from plinth and removes buffalo headdress.)

JeffN said...

It might be a big job to move the content, but I'm a big fan of Wordpress. There are a lot of tutorials/resources online for doing this, such as:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-switch-from-blogger-to-wordpress-without-losing-google-rankings/

Good luck.

Blue Heron said...

My gallery website is wordpress, I am comfortable with it, but will 10,500 blogposts, would be nuts to move...thanks for the suggestion in any case.