January 01, 2005

I seem to have an archiving problem...

I made a post on December 31st (around 25 hours ago at present time). It has appeared on the Stonesoup Main Page but not on my individual page which is still basically entry-less.

I have also gone to Edit Entries and deleted all previous entries however, the Archives and Recent Entries links remain on my main page and they are still active, ie - they still link to & produce the entries I supposedly deleted.

Nothing appears to be updating.

I also noticed about a month ago that links to another blogger's entries were appearing on my main page calender. Ie clicking on the underscored calender date produced a link to their blog entry.

I have no idea what has happened but it will probably teach me a lesson about starting something, getting distracted, not paying attention to goings-on, and then coming back to find the plant died because I didn't water it.

I haven't touched anything in the Configuration whatsit and I've consulted the Recipe thingie with no luck.

Does this look fixable or would it be easier to try begging Head Chef Iona for a born-again blog? I've given up any ambitions regarding customised prettiness because it's so much drama. And I've basically deleted all prior posts - except they don't appear to want to be deleted. It should technically be blank anyway. Being able to start again fresh looks really appealing. :)

Any thoughts?

Posted by at January 1, 2005 02:51 PM

Oh dear. *sympathy* Here are my suggestions:

To get rid of old posts, try rebuilding your blog. (Rebuild is in the left-hand menu.) I can only see your most recent post, so I think it did work, it just took a little while to kick in. :)

For the calendar problem, I'll have to ask someone more technical, so that'll take a few days to fix (but someone else was having the same problem and we sorted it, so I know it *is* fixable).

Re prettiness -- will try and work out easy ways to smarten up the default templates.

Happy new year!

Posted by: iona at January 1, 2005 05:44 PM