From Pine View Farm

Down at the Farm? 4

I’m having trouble logging into the site from a couple of my computers.

I’m not sure what it means, but things may be quiet until I figure out whats’s going on.

I’m posting this from the computer at which I was still logged in from last night. You can follow my troubleshooting in the comments to this post.

Bye for now.



  1. Frank

    April 12, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Test comment.

    Since I can comment as user, you can follow my troubleshooting here. Before I do anything on my hosting provider, I plan to pinpoint the cause of the problem.

    I am going to start by loading up this database locally on my server, doing the same with my most recent working backup, and determining whether the problem is in the database.

  2. Frank

    April 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I have updated WordPress on my local server to the current WP version.  It is running with the default theme and a database from December (the database that happened to be lying about in MySQL).  The next step will be load the database I backed up today and see if the system breaks.
    In a quick look at the files on my hosting provider, nothing lept out at me.  I have approximately 3500 files related to the blog; I did not go through them all.

  3. Frank

    April 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I’m sort of logged in.  When I go to log in to the site on my local computer, after I log in, it redirects to my hosting service and the login cookie gives me access.  The redirection occurs because of two lines in the database tables which I have not yet updated.


    This leads me to think that the cause of the problem is not in the database itself.  

  4. Frank

    April 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve set the redirects so that the site is completely functional on my local computer, so I can start testing other elements.  I’m not going to beat myself to a pulp trying to figure this out–after all, my strong sense of outrage notwithstanding, it’s still a hobby.