It’s here! It’s here! WordPress 3.6 – the “Oscar” Version!

wordpress-heart-logoYes, WordPress 3.6 IS here!

And it broke my website! UGH!!!

I waited until today to update. Thought I was being clever. [Insert first facepalm.]

Sat down to write a new post about how jazzed I am about the new 3.6 version. Got my title. I fixed the permalink. Then tried to type the post.

Nothing!

WHAT?!?!?!?

Okay, so I thought it was just my computer being wonky so I refreshed the page.

UGH! Still NOT WORKING!!!

Frustration has now set in. Oh and here’s an extra added visual! Ready?

My 2-year-old has gotten in the habit of taking off his clothes and his diaper all stealthy and sneaky like. [Insert SECOND facepalm.] And I cannot blame Mercury Retrograde for this because it’s “moving forward” again. UGH!!!

Forty-five (45) minutes later (and 2 diaper fixes), I’ve found no working fix in the WordPress forums that is helping me. I still cannot use the text editor.

Sigh!

[Insert THIRD facepalm.] Duh! What do they always tell you to do in the forums? You know, that snarky and rude mod named “Esmi”? Yeah, you know who I’m talking about, don’t you?

Anyhow, refresh your cache [stop attempt #3 of taking off diaper] and deactivate all your plugins.

You’re gonna love this one! [Yep insert facepalm #4] — I deactivated each plugin … one at a time … yep! This dumbass didn’t even think of using the “bulk actions” drop down at the top because she was too busy being frustrated by the fact that she spent almost an hour looking for a fix AND keeping Bubby from taking off his clothes and his diaper!

So another 30 minutes or so and now I am plugin-less with a working text editor!

YAY!!!! [Insert clapping hands, huge smile, and dance around the livingroom with nekkid bay-bay!] (nice visual, huh?? LOLz)

I put on a new diaper and redressed my little booger boy. Then I gave him some grapes to keep his attention AWAY from his exhibitionist desires. Crazy kid!

First plugin activated! YAY!

Second plugin activated! YAY!

Third plugin activated — BOO! At the same time YAY!

Using the “bulk action” dropdown, I activated all the other plugins and my editor is working just fine. Obviously! I am typing this post right now!

I’m excited about the new WordPress 3.6 and I am itching to play around with the new Twenty-Thirteen theme.  But for now, since it took so long to put my site back to working order, I shall wait until tomorrow to play!

Lessons I learned:

  1. NEVER expect things to work the first time, but be happy and grateful if they do work on the first try!
  2. Keeping your WordPress install and ALL your plugins and themes up-to-date is IMPORTANT! No matter what! (I know this, I just am repeating and reminding.)
  3. If your site breaks after updating your WordPress install, refresh your computer’s cache and deactivate ALL your plugins using the “bulk action” option. Then reactivate each plugin one at a time. (Save panic mode for IF this does not work LOLz)
  4. Add duct tape to the shopping list! I think that is the ONLY thing that will keep Bubby from taking off his diaper. [Insert facepalm #5 haha]
  5. There’s always something funny in stories like these! I hope you enjoyed my adventure!

What are your thoughts about WordPress 3.6 and the new Twenty-Thirteen theme?

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Kimberly Gypsy LoSavio

WordPress Enthusiast. Blogging Mentor. Witchy Mom-Preneur. Coffee Fiend! Founder of Blogging with Gypsy. High Craft-ess of Crafting with Gypsy. Head Chatterbox of Coffee with Gypsy.

I help crafty, creative, heart-centered entrepreneurs fed up with outdated, ill-advised and unsuccessful “solutions” create a place online that reflects their authenticity and true purpose while creating the life they deserve.
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8 Comments

  1. Thanks for the heads-up Kimberly. I’ve been holding off on the update because of the plugins. Now I won’t expect everything to run smoothly when I update after the weekend.
    Linda Ursin recently posted…Success times 2My Profile

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    • Linda, unless you have the Symple Shortcodes from WPExplorer, I think you will be just fine :D That’s the plugin that screwed it up for me. I’m not going to bother to wait for an update, I just deleted it. I know I can find a better shortcodes plugin that will do what I want. Or I can just be patient and hold off until I can get the theme that I want that has them built in :D
      Kimberly “Gypsy” LoSavio recently posted…Celebrating Lammas TodayMy Profile

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    • I don’t have those two. I’ve upgraded now, so I’ll have to check if everything’s in order :)
      Linda Ursin recently posted…Success times 2My Profile

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  2. now i am pretty scared to install 3.6
    have to do that for a customer as well.

    and yes i really expect new things to work right from the start, since i think that guys like wordpress have tested them before launching them
    Helen recently posted…Shut down …My Profile

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    • Helen, you really shouldn’t have a problem. Sometimes there is coding in certain plugins that just are not compatible. And that is exactly what happened to me. It was a shortcodes plugin that I installed awhile back that I’ve only used on one page. Sadly, with 3.6 and some of the changes WP made, this particular plugin’s coding messed things up. So I wouldn’t worry too much.

      What you can do, is maybe take a look see at some of the plugins you have installed and go to the plugin’s main page or page in the WP plugin repository and check out the “support” tab and see if there are any current issues relating to the new 3.6 version of WP.

      Sometimes, in the case of plugin or theme issues causing the breaking of the website, it usually will take a few days for them to fix the issue and create an update. Most of the time I would wait about a week, but I’m impatient and I also didn’t have a problem 3.5.2 version. I really did expect to be problem free! HAHA

      I bet you will be just fine. But there is no problem in waiting out a week. I don’t recommend NOT updating at all however, for anyone reading this. A week is a good time to wait because a LOT of bugs usually get fixed during that time. I am sure I am going to see an update or 2 every day for about 2 weeks between my plugins and the theme I am using. :D
      Kimberly Gypsy LoSavio recently posted…Celebrating Lammas TodayMy Profile

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      • ok that is a good advice to wait a week
        then i will do the update on my own pages and then the customer one

        btw. are you familiar with the “dofollow” plugin? i was informed that wordpress usuall is a nofollow-installation which is not great for marketers who want to advertise on your page. so i installed the dofollowplugin (to test for the customer)
        Helen recently posted…Like Ice in the Sunshine … I am meltingMy Profile

      • Helen, I used to have a plugin for “dofollow” but when I started using CommentLuv it has a check box to make commentors’ links dofollow. You can have the “dofollow” set up in both the free and premium versions of CommentLuv. That might be a better option for your client if you don’t want to bog down the install with a lot of plugins :D
        Kimberly Gypsy LoSavio recently posted…Clever Jedi Mind Trick to Help Tame Clutter and Put Out Those Hot SpotsMy Profile

      • will email you for further discussion
        Helen recently posted…Aqua ColorsMy Profile

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