I’m moving the sales site to a new host and in the process having some of the b0rked mess that WebcreationUK left behind them tidied up. I had my own suspicions from the outset about some of what they were doing and it’s nice to have them confirmed. Despite their promise that my site would be built from scratch, I’m told by the new developer that not only did they re-use someone else’s template, they took someone else’s site wholesale and changed the details. There’s a lump of dead code in my site, all relating to someone else’s business! The software they incorporated in my site was three years old even then. Things like the routine for lost passwords and automatic emails worked badly on the odd occasion when they worked at all because they didn’t set up their server appropriately. Too much trouble for them. Everything was too much trouble.
Once bitten, twice shy, as they say, so I proceed with caution, but so far things have moved quickly and it may not be very long before I can rest assured that all will be well for the future of the site. Things will work as they should, there will be a new security layer and the hosting will cost a fraction of what I was paying before.
I realise that all this is a bit dull and only tangentially pen-related but this is what has been taking up my time for the last couple of weeks. I hope to be posting more articles on pens quite soon and I hope, if all goes well, to list some more pens for sale today.