Well, this hasn’t turned out as well as I hoped…
I mentioned that I succumbed to the temptation to follow the White Rabbit down the hole, and re-created my blog (for the third try) using a hand-rolled WordPress instance. I thought I needed to do this because I didn’t have the ability to control the theme and formatting of my blog’s previous instance.
Wrong. My error lay in trying to adjust these administrative details without being logged in to my administrative account. (I posted almost all the entries from a WordPress user with only ‘author’ privileges.)
Lessons learned? Although it is best practice to use the least privilege possible to run a computer system, you must be careful to make sure you are wearing your Super
ManUser costume when you have to do super things. I’m not going to roll it back, but I won’t be nearly so eager to plunge ahead next time.