Wandering Minstrel Problems

flame-punisher.gifOur other blog website, The Wandering Minstrel is currently experiencing problems. Something in the WordPress blog platform has become corrupted. I have asked for help from the server host, but they haven’t pointed me in any helpful direction. I intend to keep trying, but I won’t be able to devote a lot of time to the solution (life gets in the way).

In the meantime, I have put up a temporary page with a blurb explaining the difficulty and a link back to this site. None of the past blog content is available. If you have tried to access Minstrel over the past couple of days you may have seen an HTTP error 500 “Internal Server Error.”

I get the same error when trying to log in as administrator, so I am effectively locked out of my own blog. I have access via FTP protocol, so I am trying to solve things via a back door method. I have not worked with the internal structure of WordPress for several years, so it may be a slow learning process. Fortunately, I have this and a couple of other blogs still functioning that I may be able to compare the corrupted site to how things are supposed work.

Anything that we may have posted over there on Minstrel will get posted here instead. If things get too difficult and confusing, we may throw in the towel on that blog and confine our posting here. We shall see.

UPDATE: The Wandering Minstrel - Signing Off

From the minstrel site:

It has been a good run blogging here for the last Ten Plus years. I worked with the Blog Host to try and resolve the problems with the WordPress installation, but we were unsuccessful in determining the exact cause of the crash.

This page will remain here until I can fix all the links and references to this site that I have created elsewhere in the blogosphere and replace the email addresses with ones that do not use the reynosawatch url. After those are complete, I am going to terminate the host account.

We will continue to post stuff on our favorite topics on the Cap’n Bob website. Thanks to those folks that came here to read our stuff.


  1. drjim said,

    September 4, 2018 @ 17:47:35

    MEGA bummer!

  2. CapnBob said,

    September 4, 2018 @ 19:17:48

    Gonna be some work, but we may get some help from the host troubleshooters. I have a ticket open with them and have some more input to give them. Slow process since they have lot of other problem clientele.

  3. glenn b said,

    September 6, 2018 @ 17:14:49

    Good luck with that. maybe some good will come of your woes in as much as folks may think of downloading and saving the content of their blogs. Anyway, I hope you get the problem solved sooner than later.

  4. CapnBob said,

    September 6, 2018 @ 17:49:44

    Glenn B - Thanks for the good wishes. I believe that I can recover all of the content, but it may be a slow process as I mentioned before.

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