Nifty new features

I’ve been using WordPress for my school blog since February 2011.  It’s always been a simple, reliable piece of software that has never given me much trouble.  So, when my website crashed again, I decided to toss up a WordPress site as a place holder until I found a better CMS (Content Management System) to replace the defunct system I was using.

However, I noticed that WordPress has a host of extremely useful and easy to install mods (they call them plugins).  For example, there is a simple plugin that allows you to add a YouTube channel to any page.  Another one lets you add a gallery, and another allows you to add a page for downloads.  It even has an event calendar.

I was also able to add a simple forum.

Another plugin lets you add random pictures:

Another lets you add a single YouTube Video:


Another feature it has, one that I will most likely never use, allows you to add a table to a post.  In fact, there are so many different features, I’m finding it hard to finish my homework with all of the distractions.

I should have done this a long time ago.

P.S – I’m still backing up the site to the root directory, but I’m looking at ways to automatically backup to Onedrive.  Hopefully, I won’t ever have to redo the website again!

Poof! It was gone!

If you haven’t noticed, my website crashed again.  I’m not exactly sure what happened, but it seems that the root directory somehow became corrupted.  That’s unfortunate, because I saved my backups to the root directory.  When I restored the backups, they didn’t work either.

The website has been acting weird lately.  When I tried to publish something the other day it kept crashing.  I tried posting something again yesterday morning and it crashed again.  When I checked back yesterday afternoon, the site was spewing errors all over the place.  I kept getting memory errors when I tried to restore the backups, and I even got a few when I installed this WordPress site, so I think my host’s server may have taken a dump.

So, here I am debating what to do next.  Unfortunately I don’t have the time to keep trying to fix this.  I may just leave a WordPress site up with a simple forum.  More to come!