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I tried to change a few things on the site and it went poorly.  Now starting over with a fresh install and database, and rebuilding.

I’m really not a fan of the out-of-the-box themes, so that’s pretty high on my list of things to change.
All this to say: I’m working on it all now.

Edit 1 – 2024 July 08 19:01 – there appears to be an issue where pages are cached, but they aren’t cached in the CMS engine, and it looks like it takes about an hour…? Maybe two? A while to update.

So, changes are slow. But I’m working on them.

Also: I really hate this entry box, but every time I try to re-enable classic mode, it breaks something else. So I’m forced to use the Block Editor. It makes me feel violent.

Edit 2 – 2024 July 9 02:44 – There was something trying to log in, hammering the site with login attempts. Unfortunately, my previous ways of denying login-hammering don’t work with the current version of the engine, so I had to sign up for a service to lock out repeated login failures.

Since I’ve enabled that, it seems, SEEMS, like the cache-clearing is faster. But I’m not 100% on that. So I’m just continuing to work on things in the back. Hopefully it clears up quickly.

Except for the fact that this out-of-the-box theme is just bananapants. I mean, it has some good things going. It doesn’t look HORRIBLE, does it? But customizing it feels like collecting sacrifices and going to the circle and just hoping that I get the right combo of animal, incense, and chant.

And this theme insists it’s customizable.

I think vocab and word-meaning need to get more attention in school. Because the way people abuse this language….

Edit 3 – 2024 July 09 05:53 – it appears that the cache lasts about three hours. I’ve made a few select changes at fifteen minute intervals and just kind watched when they pop in on a separate computer, and on a separate Internet connection.

So I’m probably going to have to call tech support about this malarky.

In the meantime, I’m going to continue to add links and tweak things.

And have another rum drink. Oh, crap, we’re outta rum.

Soooo many swearwords. So many.

Edit 4 – 2024 July 09 16:01 – Still adding links and pages, and reviewing theme functions and methods against plugins and stuff, and then I discover this:

I mean, where did that come from? I mean, I know what it is, but why did THAT bit of text appear there.

Yeah, no, yeah. Apologies for the confusing road this is. I didn’t expect it to be like this.

I hope it’s amusing, at least to you, the reader. Because I’m wailing and gnashing teeth over here, and at least one of us should get something positive out of this… experience, I should think.

Edit 5 – 2024 July 09 17:07 – Working on the styles and CSS, and this theme just doesn’t keep things where I would think they’re kept.

And while I’ve been digging through files and reviewing style declarations, it’s made a few small updates within 10 minutes, and then other updates aren’t yet appearing.

You can’t see it, but I just spent a significant moment staring at the blinking cursor, blinking slowly, pushing down the swearwords.

Skåll!!!