Yesterday our whole Google search thingy went totally haywire: the search engine doesn’t search, it just takes you automatically to the last site you visited. I’ve found a way around this, but it’s very tiresome.
We also wound up with light-blue text on a grey background, just about impossible to read, but thankfully that got fixed by Jill at Chalcedon HQ.
Today’s cockup is, I can’t share my posts on my wife’s Facebook page as I’ve been doing every day for years. Every time I try, I just get this inscrutable error message, “301 Moved Permanently.” That’s what shows up on Facebook. Note: if it occurs to you to click it anyway, the post will appear and you can read it. But I’m sure I’d never think of that.
The conclusion of the WordPress support guy: Maybe if I wait a few days, the problem will just… go away.
I know computer failures are pretty small potatoes compared to getting sick (although we’ve been having our share of that around here lately!); but for me it’s a matter of being unable to do my work because my tools won’t function. Plus the frustration of being completely unable to solve the stupid thing.
Anyone out there know what a “301” is, and how to fix it? There are articles about that online, but they’re so full of computer lingo that I get lost before I’ve finished reading the opening sentence. Something in plain English would be nice.