Why I Now Have A Test Site.

The answer to this statement is very easy to figure out, but I will tell you what happened to make me see this now. I was getting ready to do a product review for a WordPress Plugin, so naturally I  was on  my WordPress Blog. So I thought to myself not only am I going to do a review on this product I’m also going to put it on my site and use it.

I downloaded the plugin, activated it, turned on all of the settings, then I started to get on with my review, I typed in a few paragraphs, saved and went to view my post. This is where I got that sick feeling in my stomach because my was gone! It would not show up in any web browser I used.

Now I recently had to recover my blog from a hack attack so was not in a good mood, so before I went to the back-up I messed around with the plugin I just installed, only to find out that I couldn’t get back to the plugin screen,. After 5 or 6 tries I was able to get in and deactivate the plugin, and after this disaster I ended the review for this product just for now because it’s a great product but I need to find out what went wrong.

To make a long story short, when you add many different WordPress Plugin to your site sometimes things go wrong sometimes one plugin cancels out another. Even though I had a back-up I could not get back inside my blog to restore, I this could have been very bad for me lucky it worked it self out.

So right away I set up a test blog and I will use this blog any time I review or test a new product, my WordPress blog is my whole business and I wont take any more chances with it.

So the moral of the story is Get Yourself A Test Website!


Bill Foster,