Over the weekend, I was looking at the new features available in WordPress 2.2.1 and I thought “Hey, I really like the widget feature and I don’t need to install anything extra to get it if I upgrade SandBoxBlogger.com to the latest WordPress version.” Boy, how wrong can I be. Once I’ve enabled all the plugins, SandBoxBlogger.com was dead. I mean really dead. No error, no partial site, just a blank page. I was staring at a completely white page. Checking the source reviews that nothing loaded.
The little thought cost me the weekend debugging my blog. By disabling all the plugins and re-enabling them one by one, I’ve come to the conclusion that the problem was because of the Post Teaser plugin.
It was quite a disappointing experience because I really like the post-teaser plugin and now the plugin does not work anymore. I’d figure I’ll track down the plugin writer and report the problem. After finding the WordPress Plugin wiki and the project page for Post Teaser, I’ve found the author Jonathan Leighton. However, after looking at his site, I’ve found that Post Teaser was listed under the Projects in the past and his current projects are all Ruby on Rails. I’ve generally find it rude to ask Open Source developers to support past projects that they are not actively maintaining so I’d figure I’ll have a look and see if I can fix it. Who’d know that my second little thought cost me a lot more really late nights… Sigh.
I’m still trying to fix it so if anyone knows better please do give me a hint!
UPDATES: I’ve found that if I remove all the
<!--more--> tags in all my post, the site is fine. Go figure. Luckily I don’t have a lot of post here. I would not recommend this solution to mature blogs with thousands of post and possibly hundreds of them have a
UPDATES2: I’ve taken over the maintenance of Post Teaser and the problem with WP 2.2.x is fixed. The official post teaser page is now here: Post Teaser