I’ve been busy wrapping up the semester, but that is no excuse for the long silence here. To top it all, I had a technical problem as well: Serendipities disappeared from the ether. I had no idea what was going on, but when I tried to reach the blog or the WordPress admin side of things, I saw a blank page and my browser would ask me whether I wanted to save a file.
I tried all kinds of things through my faithful ftp dog Fetch – disabling plugins, emptying the cache – nothing worked. Until just now, when I saw that my .htaccess file had a strange first line that wasn’t in the standard WordPress .htaccess file. I deleted that line, and voila, the blog was back!
This is what I deleted:
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php4 .php
If anyone can tell me what happened, or whether I did the right thing there, I’d love to know.
On the bright side, the disappearance of Serendipities was a good wake-up call, and I will be posting more frequently over the summer!