Those readers who subscribe to this blog may have noticed that about 3 weeks ago all the comments disappeared, and I haven’t posted in that time. And you may have received a strange email about an odd post. The three are related.
Three weeks ago the WordPress database was corrupted, I don’t know how. Fortunately I had almost up-to-date backups, and the corruption was just in the field which linked comments to particular posts. So no comments were lost, but they couldn’t appear.
It took a lot of sweat, a steep learning curve and a little panic, but I now understand databases much better and I have restored all but a few comments. I also appreciate the importance of backup, and have learned how to do mine better from now on. It is now (hopefully) business as usual again.
So thanks for your patience (if you noticed any of this).