A client website was hacked yesterday and all files deleted, so we asked the hosting company to restore everything from backup.
No, not really. At first the backups were out of date and FTP access went AWOL, but we muddled through. The public site was eventually restored, but we couldn’t get into the WordPress admin. Entering our details simply redirected us to the login page again. Turns out this problem has affected quite a few sites, as a quick search for ‘wordpress login loop’ or ‘wordpress login redirect’ will prove.
I tried all the suggested things such as removing WordPress plugins, deleting .htaccess, checking file permissions, but nothing worked. Eventually the hosting company checked the file permissions for the site database. It was on read-only. A quick change to read/write and we could login again.
So, if you get the WordPress login loop error, check your database hasn’t been set to read-only.
Still alive, just working on stuff I can’t talk about yet. Or ever. Grrr. NDA’s.
Back despite popular request, it’s this year’s Christmas card illustration:
Some more cover work-in-progress. Definitely getting the Japanese horror movie vibe with this one:
Some more illustration work-in-progress:
An early prototype of some realtime 3D visualisation built using Unity 5:
Working on a new book cover:
More robots. I seem to be doing a lot of these lately. This is an early work-in-progress.
I do a lot of high-tech and engineering illustration, so this makes a nice change. It’s for a series of IGCSE revision guides.