Some of you may have noticed a lack of posts for the last two weeks. Essentially, the most recent WordPress update completely broke the website’s back end as it no longer supports the current theme. For a while even the admins couldn’t access it enough to publish new posts. We have managed to get it up and working again enough to upload basic posts, but a lot of the bells and whistles no longer function.
What does that mean exactly? We’re going to continue posting reviews as normal (staring today), but they will likely appear differently from the older posts. Please bear with us while we work on getting a new theme installed and all of the posts swapped over to the new format. We have several thousand posts that will have to be manually updated, so this is going to take some time. Thank you for your patience!
Whitney Smyth received a Master’s in Book Publishing and Technical Writing at Portland State University, following a Bachelor’s in English at the University of Arizona. She took over ownership of Portland Book Review in December of 2014. She also works as a freelance editor and can be commissioned at Smyth Editorial Services and spends what little free time she has on her own writing. Coming from a family of readers she devours an average of one hundred books a year, in a variety of genres. Her favorite authors are far too numerous to list, but include Alexandre Dumas, Mary Shelley, Jim Butcher, and John Green.
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