Site Problems – 24th October 2016

Update 01:37 25th October 2016

I hope all of the problems are now resolved – if you find anything that is not working, please leave a comment here.


I have been having problems with the site for several hours.  Part of the problem seems to be connected with the theme I am using.  I have temporarily replaced the theme so there may be some features that no longer work properly.  Please be patient.



  1. Lynne Weddle
    Posted October 24, 2016 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    When I clicked onto the link a virus link appeared….

    • Posted October 24, 2016 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

      As far as I am aware there is no virus.

  2. shropshirelad
    Posted October 24, 2016 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Hi BD

    I’m probably in the minority here – but there are aspects of this current version of the site that I think are really good. Thought I’d just mention that.

    • Posted October 24, 2016 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

      I appreciate your comment, but there are other problems behind the scenes which concern logging on and other important features.

  3. LetterboxRoy
    Posted October 24, 2016 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Hi Dave, I work in t’internetland, and I’m pretty sure it’s a server issue, not yours as such.

    I will, though, take the opportunity to thank you for all the joy you bring to so many, well done. Thanks again, Roy.

    • Posted October 25, 2016 at 8:20 am | Permalink

      There were two problems. On the main site a now-deleted plugin, that I installed several months ago as a possible replacement for one that I am using, became corrupted and on a rogue space appeared at the start of a php file. The plugin was, among other things, stopping the somewhat necessary stylesheet from being applied to my Sandbox theme and the php file was preventing login to the other site.

      • Posted October 25, 2016 at 8:52 am | Permalink

        I can just picture the faces of some of our regulars on reading that explanation!

        However, the word there which will bring joy to all our hearts is “were” … here’s hoping that we’ve seen the last of the gremlins.

        Many thanks for all your continued hard work with this site, BD.

        • Jane
          Posted October 25, 2016 at 9:45 am | Permalink

          You wouldn’t have been thinking of me by any chance, would you!
          Everything seems to be OK at my end now, BD. Bless you for sorting it all out.

        • Posted October 25, 2016 at 9:48 am | Permalink

          It was a reply to a self-acknowledged expert, who probably certainly knows more that I do on the subject.

          • Posted October 25, 2016 at 10:26 am | Permalink

            Yes, it just amused me as I immediately thought of certain people. Not naming any names, but just perhaps self-identified above. :)

  4. Rabbit Dave
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Hooray! Happy Day to see the site back it’s normal lovely state this morning.

    Very well done and heartfelt thanks, BD, for everything you do to keep this wonderful site up and running.

    • LabradorsruleOK
      Posted October 25, 2016 at 11:13 am | Permalink

      “Normal service” has been resumed as they used to say.
      Echo RDs thanks……the other font was good though for my tired eyes.

  5. Mary
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Thank goodness … thought it was me! :-(