Yea... So we had some issues yesterday. The fix worked... Until it did not.
We were in a very dark place this morning. Made the decision to revert to backups as of yesterday afternoon. That actually scrapped today's article and held up the newsletter since the article was featured.
Restoring everything from backups took under 3 minutes so not too bad.
This is going to sound like a crazy strategy, but we have snapshots, a local (in rack) backup, then offsite backup.
Going from offsite backup takes longer. The in-rack backups are fairly fast.
@gigatexal and @i386 thanks for that catch. One of the "gremlins" in the site is that whitespace. There is a way to fix it temporarily that apparently needed to be run after the restore process. One day I need a database guru to clean up the DB.
Hopefully, in 2019 we can hire someone to do all the upgrades/ updates to the main site. First is going to be the forums though but that will probably be me.