Everything was working fine. Let’s get that out there just to start. My blog was not broken, nor did it need any specific adjustments.
But still I said to myself, “today…we optimize!” And that was the beginning of the end…and how I broke WordPress.
I’ve been developing websites for a long time. I got into this business in 1995 and the web was a very different place. There were fewer tools for generating webpages and they were buggy and frustrating to use. Making content online required generating HTML code by hand, which meant you really had to learn it.
I don’t mind monkeying around in the code. Experimenting is good, but you can go too far.
And now, let me give you a tutorial on how you can do exactly what I did to mess up my blog.
You too can break your WordPress installation, cause yourself hours of aggravation, lose productivity, and learn a very, very important lesson.