As wonderful as WordPress is, it’s nice to be reminded that it requires some attention.
Just today I came to the site, hoping to post a quick entry about our textbook adoptions thus far. Instead our lovely website was replaced with the horrible “error establishing a database connection” error.
Were we hacked? Did my co-author install a plugin and go for a bike ride? No. of course not. We had table corruption – the wp_options table to be precise. The fix was as simple as a phpMyAdmin call to Repair the wp_options table.
A few minutes later, I’ve installed the latest updates, turned off those darn comments (we had over 6000) and now back to grading those assignments.