After our server got shut down a little while back due to late payments (that would be moi), it wasn’t behaving the same after we got it booted back up again. We’ve been scratching our heads trying to find the root cause before doing anything drastic, but we can’t honestly say we managed to narrow our problems down to any single cause. Chances are it never came down to one, but single breaking points, hence we’ve gone with the shotgun approach on this one.
Back to vanilla
Our immediate solution is simple. I call it the “jmonkeyengine.org life-support plan”
- We cut the custom theme (which has been blocking some updates), revert to default WordPress’ TwentyTwelve theme
- Update all critical plugins
- Disable all non-critical plugins (this includes the BBcode Toolbar, which is buggy and unsafe)
- Get site up and running again.
Currently we have not re-enabled BuddyPress, as that appears to be one of the major performance culprits (no surprise there I’m afraid). This means no @mentions notifications (link works, but people won’t be pinged) and a few other inconveniences.
We may not be completely out of the woods yet, so please bear with us.
I’ll make a more in depth explanation of our future website set-up once we’re closer to completion, but in short: