Temporary Online - Sort of...

2008-04-22 @ 2030 EST

OK, here's the deal - My Kidney Blog is currently under maintenance. Why?

... because the site admin (that would be me) purchased a simple Drupal theme from TemplateMonster.com that didn't function as advertised...

In order to resolve my dissatisfaction, I politely asked for a refund (they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee) and was referred to 'Paul' in tech support who would 'fix' my problem, therefore resulting in my not wanting my guaranteed satisfaction in the form of a refund.

Paul instructed me to do four simple little steps to set-up the theme properly:

1) Download the most recent version of Drupal (already using it);

2) Install the most recent version Drupal (see #1);

3) Move the purchased theme to my themes folder (CHECK);

4) Add a MySQL dump file (which he emailed me, supposedly directly from the theme's creator) to my database... (UH, CHECK... weird, but OK...)


The four simple steps resulted in a wipe of the entire MyKidney.com database (!!!!!!)

(...and, yes, I was the idiot who didn't back-up my database first, but we're talking about a THEME, people!!)

Due to the fact that my most recent backup copy is from March 2008, I've lost nearly two months of blog entries and customizations. What a mess!

In the meantime, (while I'm trying to get things back online - sans 2 months of data,) you'll just be stuck seeing this screen until things are resolved.

Note: If you've landed here, and you're trying to find me, visit my personal blog Krississippi (.com) and shoot me an email.

AND, please pardon my frustration. I never would've guessed that a theme would wreck my whole site. That's what I get for spending money on a theme instead of leaving my free theme (that worked and looked just fine) alone :)