FLASH: Failed WordPress Upgrade Drives Beauty Blogger to Drink!

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OMG! I’ve had the least fun Saturday morning ever. Going to the dentist would have been more pleasurable. I tried to upgrade the version of WordPress on the blog because the latest version has a couple features that would come in handy. Needless to say, it did not go as planned. I’m really sorry the blog was offline for so long. I honestly thought it was going to take no more than 20 minutes.


To understand why I mistakenly thought that, I would like to direct your attention to the following quote on the WordPress.org site:

“2.6 is pretty much identical to 2.5 from a plugin and theme compatibility point of view, so upgrades from 2.5 should be pretty painless.”

Yeah… I’m gonna have to disagree with them on that.


Thank gawd for backups!

So, I’m stuck using version 2.5 for now, but that’s no big deal. Lawd knows when I’ll have the courage to try the upgrade again.

Well, I’m off to go get drunk now. I’ll be back after I’ve numbed the pain.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Rowena says:

    Hey Karen!

    You read my mind. I am new to wordpress (by new I mean I downloaded it yesterday) and I have been trying to get my head around it. Hmmm I think why do SO MANY plug ins not work. Oh its because I was unlucky enough to end up with WordPress version 6!!! Boo hoo.

    Nevertheless I shall soldier on….

  2. Lilan says:


    The tech idiot in me is super scared to upgrade now.. Hope a lychee martini helps.. they’re yummm ๐Ÿ˜€

    Lilans last blog post..Getting Through the Friday Afternoon Slump..

  3. Dao says:

    argh, I tried to comment to your blog all morning! Now I think a martini would calm you down. Technology is a pain sometimes!

    Daos last blog post..7 Days and 7 Nights of Mineral Makeup: The She Space

  4. Marisol says:

    I think you need a couple of strong dirrty martinis. So sorry that your Saturday got off to a bad start.

    Marisols last blog post..Chanel has an iPhone app?

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Rowena,

    WordPress is great, really! It’s just the updates are very stressful because you can never predict what can happen. I think you’ll like the features once you get a handle on it though!

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Lilan,

    I’ve never had one of those. Martinis have vodka, right? Vodka and I have a bad relationship (long story).

    Hope you’re having a good weekend!

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Sorry, girlie! Honestly, I thought it was just going to be 20 minutes and then I’d be off on my merry way.

    What’s going on with you today? Do anything fun?

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    I’m just happy that the site is up and working again! ๐Ÿ™‚ How’s your day been?

  9. Aleks says:

    Thank gawd the blog is still alive! I tried to check for new posts last night but was scared to notice that your blog was gone! Seriously, my heart stopped for some seconds. ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope next time (whenever that’ll be) will not be as painful. Like my (male) friend once said: girls and electronics. that’s like an icebear in the sun. LOL. Not that it would be the case now, but I’ve noticed that guys seem to know everything about electronics and upgrading new versions etc. It took my 15-year-old brother only some minutes to fix our TV that stopped working out of the blue.


    How’s your weekend despite the pain caused by technology? ๐Ÿ˜€


    Alekss last blog post..What’s In Your Bag?

  10. Tiffany says:

    Hey Karen! Sorry to hear you had such a nightmare of a Saturday morning! Hope your Sunday is going better ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. melissa says:

    Good on ya for keeping backups Karen! I heard horror stories about websites that didn’t do backups.

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Aleks,

    It’s been pretty mellow. I had to recover from all the excitement from the weekdays so I’ve just been chillin’ at home, hanging out with the neighbor’s tabby, and executing various mind numbing errands like laundry. Exciting, I know! Whatcha been up to lately? ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Sylvie,

    Yeah, I know. It was kind of a long morning. I’m just happy everything is working. Hope you are having a great weekend so far.

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    My Sunday has been great so far! I slept in a little and puttered around this morning. How’s your day been? Doing anything exciting?

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Melissa,

    Aye, me too. I’m glad it’s all just up and running again! Backups are a wonderful thing… ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you are well!

  16. kia says:

    sorry about the upgrading gone wrong! no christian bale batman special posts??

    kias last blog post..Yummy411: Cam-Whoring in Fresh Green Mix

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