So I decide to upgrade to WordPress 3.1 and suddenly this site doesn’t load. Firefox says that the “server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.”

After a quick look on WordPress Support Forum shows that the problem is specific to Windows servers. Fortunately, someone has a plugin to fix the problem: Permalink Fix & Disable Canonical Redirects Pack.

Adding this fix, however, results in JavaScript errors appearing using the Compositio theme.

[Hence the latest redesign of this site based on the Urban Elements theme.]

I’m really happy that things are working again, but seriously – having to install a plugin to fix a core problem like this is like sticking a plaster on a severed arm!

Don’t get me wrong – I love the work that the people at WordPress do… everything is free and normally works a dream, but it was a BIG mistake letting this bug through.