Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day 227

We created the Pathways page on the District 101 Toastmasters website three years ago when Pathways was first made available, and it hasn’t been changed much since then. I was asked to update the page in time for this weekend’s Fall Fusion event – no problem, especially since I was given all of the information.

As I was in the middle editing the page, an email arrived from the system, telling me that WordPress had updated itself to version 5.5.2. That confused things; the work I was doing vanished and the site became unresponsive. Fortunately, I had copied some of what I was doing to a different environment and I was able to recover without having to start afresh, but I would have been much happier if the update hadn’t happened right that second.

All of my other WordPress installations also got updated today; I guess there must have been a serious security issue, because it’s not usually so aggressive in updating.

Software is a wonderful thing sometimes.