The backend of my site was very messy indeed, thus I decided to tidy it up yesterday evening. I would like to ask an apology to those who visited at the time where I temporarily switched my site into off modus.
I had been using WordPress as platform over a year now. Several updates were made. Plugins over plugins were installed, deactivated and deleted. And this is where the mess started. I was not aware until lately that when I for example deactivated a certain plugin, it does not automatically delete the datas being stored in my database. So last night, I sorted out datas no longer in use and brought back everything in its place.
Another mess I would like to mention is regarding the WordPress Theme competition. I mentioned in my previous post that my submitted themes are qualified. I saw all three on the list last Saturday, March 4, 2006. I even put the link of the competition site so you can start downloading the available themes. That’s what I thought, ’til Dana informed me that the site is gone. Weird isn’t it? I visited there the next day, this time the owner made an announcement and it says:
Very regret to announced that this competition blog website had been hacked. I have no backup for all this data and not sure if the server admin did have a backup on it or not. I am very sorry for this incident.
The prizes will still be the same and i will upload once again all the submitted themes on by one from now. This may takes quite some time, please be patient.
The result for this competition will still be announce don the 10th March 2006.
To the sponsors who had agreed to sponsor for this prize, i wont put all the blame on your if u retrieve from sponsoring the prizes because of this incident. We will sponsor the prizes ourself. Luckily we did prepare on it.
Anyone have any idea on how to get back all the deleted post ? Once again, i am very sorry on what had happened. I will try to get back the deleted post if possible. I guess today will be the worst day of my life after iâ€™ve hardly organising this competition for over a month period.
Participants and people who were following this issue were so upset about this incident. Some are getting suspicious and others even wrote a hateful comments. You can go visit “WordPress Theme Design Competition” if ever you like to witness the whole mess.
I’m disappointed of course and I’ll be more disappointed if it would come out that the whole action was a hoax. And that the person who orgnaized the competition duped us all. In the meantime, I’ll just wait and drink my coffee and hope for the good. Oh by the way, while we were all raising our eyebrows, a guy named Kineda revived the WordPress 2.0 Theme Competition last March 6. He already has two participants on his list. One of theme is Phu Ly – a great designer from UK and Kineda is even using one of her theme on his competition site. I lost my interest participating this time. My mood is currently at the bottom.