Sunday, July 11, 2010

An Annual Thing

Get the feeling it's an annual thing, this "redecorate and blow your blog away" deal?

Blogging. Why?

Right now, I don't even know.

For the second time in a month, I've killed my site. Arguably, this one's about 90% my fault. But the point IS arguable - I wouldn't have killed it had I not relied on my host's support article that said, essentially, "Oh, that little directory there? You don't really need that. You could blow it away, and your site would still load."

Arguably, it's IntenseDebate's fault. Or the theme developer's.

I suppose it's NOT IntenseDebate's fault, exactly; everything was working just fiiiine until I tried deactivating the plug-in. Ever try beating a Zombie with its own arm? Not a pretty sight.

Next thing I knew, I was getting a Feedburner window every time I tried entering a comment. Anyone here ever have an issue (we're talking WordPress, here) where, upon clicking Submit on the comments, a Feedburner subscription email confirmation dialog pops up??

Here's the sequence of events:

- Installed and activated KeywordLuv
- Deactivated IntenseDebate (name field's not long enough for KeywordLuv)
- Got stupid cross-link between Comments and Feedburner.

I had this cross link when I first switched Web hosts, too. Reinstalling and resyncing IntenseDebate is probably what fixed it; I'm not sure. Bottom line: I've seen it before, and it went away.

Any ideas?

For all the snobbery on the part of some WordPress users, and for all the fun one can have with WordPress, there's much to be said for the simplicity of Blogger.