WordPress 3.2 Custom Layout

After the whole fiasco that came with my upgrade to WordPress 3.2, I
decided to shell my old layout and go with a new free website
builder
. Not only was it too bloated with jqueries, but the whole
thing was sort of outdated. Time for some new blood, to go with my new
(faster?) server.

Introducing: Swiz3

wordpress 3.2 free layout

swiz 3.1

Way quicker than the Swiz2* series. It turns out that WP has introduced a bunch of the custom menu junk that I formerly have fought with into their release, so out with the old.

Consider this a working beta, and pay no attention to anything wonky on IE…haven’t even looked at this site on that. Cheers.

WP 3.2 Dual Fail | PHP and MySQL

My good friend Alexi from Siteground assured me that my new server is a good one. One that has MySQL 5.0 and PHP 5.2.17. Even though my cpanel was reporting 5.2.17, such was not the case for my PHP version…as fate would have it, my WordPress update to 3.2 puked violently.

I did the prudent thing; edited my .htaccess root file, etc. After getting good old swantron.com up and rolling, I still couldn’t access my admin page. That let me know that my SQL junk was also fishy.

Looks like I need to look into self-hosting options.

wordpress update error with php and sql

stock image? perhaps... something about sql... something about php


Long story short, Alexi got me migrated to a server with some real deal software. Siteground may have had my site hosted on some bullshit tech, but they did get me up and running quickly. I have done some research, and my server neighbors used to be primarily pr0n sites…I wish them luck with their hosting. Guessing they were unaffected by this upgrade that made me stumble, but if not, my condolences to the pervs.

We will see…I might get into the hosting biz.