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Site Performance and Downtime

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This is just a quick note to apologise for any downtime and/or slow performance at the moment.

My shared web host (Evohosting) primary web server has been providing shocking performance for the past 24 hours, with no signs of being fully resolved anytime soon. Even a classic “turn it off and on again” does not seem to have resolved.

Ironic really, as my previous post described, I enabled CloudFlare a few days back and the performance boost was awesome.

#SadPanda

Needless to say, I am currently considering alternative hosting options. Please bear with me…

UPDATE 9th October 2016

Evohosting have moved my site to a new server. Please let me know if you experience any further issues, via Twitter.

Fix for Twitter API Error “Sorry, that page does not exist”

Many of you may have noticed that in the last week, your twitter plugins have stopped working on your wordpress blog or any other code which calls the twitter API. It seems to be that Twitter have disabled the twitter.com user_timeline method, and want you to use the api.twitter.com method instead. There is a very simple fix for this which I have detailed below…

Check your plugins page, and search the code for “twitter.com”. If you are currently trying to get your timeline via RSS using the following address (or similar):

http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/[yourscreenname].rss

Change this to:

http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=[yourscreenname]

Your twitter plugin should now miraculously start working again. 🙂

Migration to WordPress

After some time running my site using Joomla CMS, and testing WordPress for my photo blog, I have moved my main site over to WordPress too. Quite simply WordPress is about as simple as it gets for a CMS, very easy to install, config and update. The other big advantage is the massive theme and plugin selection which is very easy to access and install.

A quick word of thanks to christian_gnoth for his Joomla/Mambo To WordPress Migrator, which made the process of migrating my (admittedly minimal) number of post over, with zero hassle.

Now maybe I should try and actually write some content for a change!

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