Up and Running (finally)

15 November 2011 — 2 Comments

Those of you who have tried to access this website over the past couple of weeks have probably noticed some problems…

Due to a software vulnerability in WordPress, hackers were able to gain access to my website and insert extra code which tried to infect or redirect visitors to the blog. It also meant that the site got blacklisted by Google and would flag up a warning when you tried to visit! Not good. I lost tons of traffic.

Although I became aware of the problem a few weeks back, I’ve struggled to sort it all out without losing any data. Finally, over the weekend I managed to reinstall wordpress and (hopefully) make it far more secure for the future.

I was greatly assisted in this task by the brilliant @ninthart who remotely guided me through some steps, researched problems I was having, and patiently replied to my panicky emails! If you need any Graphic Design, Web Design, Communication & Publishing Services, or even some good old help with WordPress and MySQL databases, then Brad is your man. Seriously.

There may still be a few glitches with the layout of the site so let me know if you find any missing images, links, etc. I am really sorry if visiting this site recently has caused you any problems.


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I am a qualified youth worker, writer and consultant based in Littlehampton, UK. I've worked in the voluntary youth sector for over 12 years, am married to Kirsty and we have two daughters named Hope and Eloise. Check out 'Journeying Together: Growing Youth Work and Youth Workers in Local Communities' and read my opening chapter.

2 responses to Up and Running (finally)

  1. Great to see you active again Jon! Hope it all works going forward.

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