Retired Themes

I see that WordPress has retired my usual Koi theme and this Spirit theme that I use for the holidays. It looks like they’re offering a lot fewer themes. I sent them a question about this yesterday, but haven’t gotten an answer. I hope on Monday someone explains.

I get emails from them every time there’s a new feature or theme, but never when they take something away.

Why would they be so controlling? Just let us continue with what makes us happy.

Problem with WordPress


For a week I’ve been having problems with WordPress. On Sunday I reached my limit for stored images so I upgraded from 3GB to 6GB. Afterwards there was no change in my storage space. I figured I should wait a day or two. On Tuesday and Wednesday there was no change.

I tweeted @WordPress and was first told that the website was up. I knew that.

After my second tweet I was asked for an image of the message. Then I was told to clear my cache. I did and now the problem it is is that my new message says that I’ve used 100% of 6GB’s which would be impossible since zero new images were uploaded.

Now I’ve posted my problem to the support page of WordPress. Funny that there isn’t a menu button prominently presented for help.

Fingers crossed that this problem, which has gone on too long, is resolved.

New Look

While I still love my Koi theme, I’ve been told that some readers got a malware warning when they tried to visit my blog. I would love to know what the cause is. I did look around in the WordPress support forum and learned that one solution is to change themes. So now I’ve adopted this theme. I like it, but it seems rather dark. I can change colors and might. First I want to find out if I’ve solved the main problem.

Do you still get a malware message?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

What you need on Tomb Sweeping Day

What you need on Tomb Sweeping Day


Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use a “postaday2013″ or “postaweek2013″ tag.

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Last night I checked my blog and — horror of horrors — it was gone. Yeah, gone. The blog had been suspended and I didn’t know why.

I immediately emailed WordPress and started to fret. Why, why, why?

I had a cyber attack a couple years ago and worried something was recurring. Then I used Blogger and Google never responded to my queries and refused to offer any help or explain what had happened.

That was a long, painful incident and I lost a few blogs with years of posts and all the photos I’d paid to save on Picasa. I am no fan of Google as a result.

Surely, my beloved WordPress would be different. Right?

I’m delighted to say they are. This morning I got an email from a WordPress staff member. They checked out the incident and believe I was the victim of some weird spam incident. (So that’s the 399 hits to the China water post.)

WordPress promptly restored my blog.

Still it is a cautionary tale. I do back up my blog, which serves in part as an archive and public diary, by exporting it. You do this by going to your Dashboard, selecting Tools and then Export. Then WordPress saves everything on your blog onto your computer.

There’s no reason for all to be lost.

Alleluia! Thank you, WordPress.