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.