Sunday March 11th, 2012 was like any other Sunday. Broderick Perkins was working on his website, DeadlineNews.Com.
Then, disaster struck—Broderick’s sticky mouse button hit a ‘Reset Theme’ button in his WordPress admin area and, poof! Months of extensive theme redesign work vanished.
Web designer file hacking, CSS tweaks, and other theme sculpting: all gone. Text links returned to a moldy orange. Content wasn’t being directed to the correct page. Social networking was kaput. All that customization, all that work—about six months’ worth—was obliterated in an instant by a sticky mouse.
“On the WordPress admin’s Appearance/Options page, there is a ‘Reset’ button at the bottom of the page with a comment alongside it: ‘Caution: will restore theme defaults’ and I accidentally clicked it with a sticky mouse. When you click the button, you should get an ‘Are-you-sure? Doing-this-will-ruin-your-life’ warning. All my theme customizations vanished in an instant. I had a minor heart attack. Luckily, I have VaultPress. VaultPress restored months of lost work from my backup files while I was taking a walk. I’m serious. The restoration was as instant as my goof.”
Special thanks to Ned Buratovich, Broderick’s web designer, who initially convinced Broderick to buy a VaultPress subscription for DeadlineNews.com. Broderick now says that site backup and protection for $15 a month is “way worth” the investment.
“It’s insurance. Why wouldn’t you insure your business when your business is data? VaultPress covered my assets big time,” says Broderick.
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