A few curious technically minded folks have wondered what exactly happened during our epic 30 hour downtime. We learned a lot, and have made some changes to help us going forward. Here's the most brief summary I can manage of what was a very long process. TL;DR A bug in the virtualization software caused the…
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I use a WordPress plugin called Edit Flow to help manage the Empire's editorial processes, and one of the many awesome things it does is emails me a notification when an editor creates a draft here on offbeatempire.com.
A few minutes ago, I got this email:
[Offbeat Empire] New Post Created: "How to"
How to WHAT, you might ask? HOW TO EVERYTHING.
In June, I was a panelist at WordPress Seattle. The panel was focused on using WordPress to build a community, and we talked about stuff like the best time of day to post, how to foster constructive conversation instead of bitching, and how to pick the right name for your community. You also get to see someone address me as "YOU, female person on stage."
How tech-savvy do you have to be to be a web publisher? Can you concentrate more on writing and marketing, or do you require solid knowledge of internet technology and hardware?
Thanks to WordPress, you really don't need to be all that tech-savvy. You absolutely don't need to know anything about hardware, but it helps a LOT if you're curious and passionate about internet technology.
So, just when we finally get y'all trained to use the Editz button to report copyediting mistakes, guess what happens?
The Editz button starts throwing major errors.