I use WordPress‘ blogging software for this site, and the K2 theme to make this site more attractive and functional. This afternoon WordPress told me (software talks to me a lot, probably not a good sign) it was time to upgrade to version 2.5. Following my patron saint pictured on the left, I blithely upgraded without checking if the upgrade might be incompatible with my plug-ins or themes. After I upgraded, I had only one minor problem; clicking the link to display the Administrator’s Control Panel resulted in a blank page. No error message, just a blank page.
Those of us who troubleshoot problems with software are used to this kind of problem, similar to your wife glaring at you when you come home; you know you are in deep trouble but have no idea why. Turns out that the code base I used for the K2 theme is incompatible with WordPress version 2.5. Of course, I only figured this out after many hours of false trails. Sound familiar? At least my FileZilla FTP client got some exercise as I deleted and re-uploaded directories before I finally realized I needed to upgrade K2 with the latest beta (gulp).
Anyway, if this site was down or acting weird Sunday afternoon, that’s probably why.