You may have noticed that Fitzroyalty was offline for about 36 hours during the week. I got brave and decided to try upgrading WordPress and failed again. This time was worse than last time as one of my database backups was corrupted and I could not restore it. I learned that because I had used Fantastico to automate the initial install of WordPress 2.0.2 back in 2006 that it had contained errors ever since.

I decided to hire an expert to help me and fortunately found Melbourne freelancer David McDonald (web and LinkedIn) whose WordPress and SQL expertise quickly got Fitzroyalty back online, the database restored, and WordPress updated to the new 2.5 release. Many thanks David for your amazing work!

I’m planning to pursue further development of the content and design of Fitzroyalty now that I have the plaform up to date. The 2007 change to a 3 column design helped but there is much more I can do. As always I welcome your comments. My aim is to provide the most accurate, relevant and helpful hyperlocal guide to Fitzroy.

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3 thoughts on “hire an expert

  • 2 May 2008 at 11:56 pm

    What was the problem. I roll my own CMS at LocalHero.
    (currently having massive upgrades pending)

    But have installed and upgraded several wordpress site and takes takes very little time.
    Piece of p*** as they say.

  • 3 May 2008 at 1:07 am

    Fantastico corrupted the original WordPress install, making future upgrades fail. I will learn how to do it with Subversion from David. I’m not a developer, I’m a content expert, and it’s easy to get stuck when WordPress goes wrong.

  • 8 May 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for the kind works, I am happy to help out. Good luck with WP 2.5, from my experience once you find your way around the new design I think it is a lot more intuitive over all.


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