This is a tweak to fix some problems people told me about on the Orbital Feed Reader GitHub Issues page.
Some folks were getting a very bad experience during the install – everything goes blank – or they were able to install and then couldn’t add feeds or read feeds. Not good for a feed reader! I traced down a problem where if you had a specific new default collation on your database, the way I initialized the database tables made everything go boom. It’s fixed now, but it’s part of the problem of supporting a lot of different configurations without a giant automated test lab.
The other was that someone pointed out there is an improved PressThis page in the latest version of WordPress. Everything was working, but you’d get a nudge message saying that there was a new way to use PressThis and why are you going this old way? Updated and I think it’s a really good experience now!
I also did some cleanup and logging improvements so that I can work with folks who have problems in a better way.