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liv's history blog is down right now. I hope it's not been attacked, and if it has been that there are backups.
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The History Blog (A blog. About history.) seems to be back up now.
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The History Blog (A blog. About history.) seems to be back up now.
Right now, the Archives section (lower left on main page), is displaying:

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Fatal error: Call to undefined function is_post_type_viewable() in /home/thomasha/public_html/wp-includes/general-template.php on line 1677
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YES IT IS ALL AWFUL. It wasn't a hack, tho. Just a disaster that my hosting company is unbelievably terrible at fixing. As cep notes, it's still full of php errors because the fix was a band-aid at best. Still working on it.

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I'm glad, at least, that you weren't hacked, and that you're apparently OK. We miss you when you're not around :sadcheer:

I have a very old WP blog on my site but there is absolutely nothing of importance on it so I'm not even sure if it's worth fixing. I installed it to test a bridge with vBulletin which wound up not being as cool as I'd hoped, and there's no content of any value on it (as opposed to the 1.4 million posts or so in my forum database, of which about .5 million or so probably contain substantive content). The only thing I wouldn't want people to be able to get hold of from the WordPress is the passwords, but I'm pretty sure those are hashed and salted so I'm not even sure that would be a yooge loss. I'll try to upgrade it sometime this weekend anyway.
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My Wordpress blog doesn't have anything very important and I very rarely post to it, but in any case it's set to auto-update.

I think you'll find that once you've upgraded to the current version then setting the auto-update option is easy. Of course, if you have specially formatted pages and stuff then you might not want auto-upgrades as although they may keep your site secure, they may also break the layout of your blog.
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