Updates and blog news

I’ve spent an hour or so doing the necessary WordPress updates and mucked up the blog a little, I’m afraid.

Whenever I do that, I end up with a suspended account – so much so, I’m beginning to wonder whether the process of updating itself is enough to hog enough server time for my ISP to think I’m taking over my shared host.

I’ve also updated my blog theme to latest version. I should have known better. In doing so, I have, of course, lost all my nice customisations, including the pictures for the header that I rather liked, and the manual change to the theme that made my spam protection work.

But the biggest change is the Twitter integration, which I know many of you hated. Twitter has changed its authentication rules which meant an update to the Twitter program on the blog. I can’t get the new version to work, despite getting my host to upgrade to PHP5, apparently a pre-requisite. Every time I try and run the authentication routine, it tells me there is a syntax error on Line 19:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or '}' in /home/**********/public_html/wp-content/plugins/twitter-tools/twitteroauth.php on line 19

So until that is resolved, there won’t be any twitter posts on here or tweets about new blog posts.

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