Good grief – it’s been a nerve-wracking twenty-four hours.
Yesterday I discovered that the time had come to move VCTB from its previous home (on the server of a good and patient friend) to the developer hosting account I now have for my other websites.
Moving the files and database to the new host were the easy bit; waiting for the DNS change to propagate was the worst, because it seems that Virgin Media have a very slow TTL setting on their DNS servers … or, in layman’s terms, pretty much everyone in the world could see the site in its new location except yours truly.
But the real fun part came this evening; having done the migration, I figured it was time to upgrade to the new version of WordPress. Which involved upgrading about ten different plugins … then restructuring the database … then fixing the horrible errors that legacy code in my theme were producing … then replacing functionalities to which I have become accustomed with various hacks and workarounds.
I’m knackered, and my eyes hurt. But it’s done.
However, if you should notice any untoward and strange behaviour on the site, please drop me a line and let me know.
Now all I have to do is get around to making the damn site look less fugly …
Anyway – normal service should now be resumed. Thanks for your patience.