Woo boy! To say the last six months have sucked ass would be an understatement. Just as I was getting ready for the full launch of WP Mainline, the Covid-19 pandemic took hold and put the kibosh on a few things. In April, I encountered a case of Gastritis which left me in a dire state for about three weeks. This past weekend, I had yet another health scare. But, I’m still here alive and kicking.
I apologize to everyone who has donated to help me get this project off of the ground and to the sponsors for disappearing for about six months. I was pretty screwed up health-wise and I’m currently in recovery mode. I want to extend a huge thank you to Cate DeRosia who supplied the site with its initial content during the month of March before things went to hell in a handbasket.
I’ve updated the site to 5.2.4 just in time for WordPress 5.5 Beta 1 to be released. I’ve also cleaned up the forums a bit by removing about 20 users that appeared to be spam registrations. As for the immediate future, I’m going to get back in the engineer’s seat and get this train back on track. It will be a slow process but I’m thankful to have a project that will help keep my mind off of things.
Last but not least, I want to extend my condolences to the family of Tevya Washburn, founder of wpXPRESS and creator of Starfish reviews. Tevya offered me support, guidance, and was abundantly excited to see the launch of WP Mainline come to fruition. As you can see from the wpXPRESS site, we had a thing for trains. Thank you Tevya for your contributions to WordPress, its community, and may you rest in peace.