I got a good lesson on why it’s important to back-up before doing maintenance updates yesterday. My previous site was running using WordPress, which seemed to do a pretty decent job. I hadn’t updated it in a while, and the admin panel said there was a new version so I foolishly clicked update without backing up, thinking ‘it will all be fine’. It wasn’t – the update failed, and it all went a bit pear shaped with the site serving up empty pages.

I took the decision to start from scratch (again) and here we are, with pretty much the same stuff done differently 🙂