Are You Experiencing These Problems With WordPress?

I thought it a good idea to share some problems I’m currently experiencing with WordPress.

Since the evening of Thursday 19th January, I’ve not been able to open the blog posts of some of the blogs I follow from the email notifications I get from WordPress.

When clicking on the ‘Read more of this post’ link or the heading of the post title on the email

WordPress email notification

I either get an error message like this –

Error message from WordPress

or the page just carries on trying to open, but never actually does.

It’s not affecting all blogs I follow, just some of them.

I get the same results when clicking on ‘visit’ next to the same blog posts on my reader list.

Error message from WordPress

This is only happening when I am logged into WordPress using my WordPress login details.

If I am not logged into WordPress, the links on the WordPress email notifications open and I can read the post. However, I’m not able to like or comment on the post because I am not logged into WordPress.

However, I’ve discovered that if I sign into WordPress using my Twitter or Facebook profile when trying to leave a comment, then I can leave a comment without any problems.

Comment box on a blog post when logged in via Twitter

If I try opening any of my own blog posts from the dashboard of my blog (by clicking on view) I get the same problem, so I’m not able to view my own blog posts.  Grrrrrrrr!

My blog posts on my WordPress dashboard

WordPress error message for my blog

Come on WordPress, if I’m able to log into my own blog to write this post, then surely my blog page must be working?

On Friday, I reported the problem to WordPress who suggested that it may be my Internet Service Provider who is to blame. They asked me to turn off the parental controls and security/firewall settings of my Internet provider. I’ve never used these settings and have checked and they are already switched off as I have no requirement for them. I informed WordPress of this on Saturday morning and am now waiting for a reply.

If anybody else is experiencing the same problems as I am, then would you please let me know by leaving me a comment. Please outline the problem and if you have been able to get around it while WordPress are investigating. If WordPress have sorted the problem out for you then please let me know what they did to solve it.

As I said, this problem is not affecting all the blogs I follow, but the list of those it is affecting is gradually building up.

I’ll keep you all updated on the situation but, in the meantime, please bear with me while I do what I can to try and rid my blog of these new problems.

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165 comments

    1. Hi Miriam, yes it’s all sorted out now. Took about 4 days and lots of emails (with screenshots) to the happiness engineers at WordPress.

      Sorry to hear about the problems you’re experiencing. If it keeps happening then I’d recommend you report it to WordPress.

      1. Yes I will Hugh. I’ve had glitches in the past too which they’ve been helpful with but for some reason I’ve just been putting up with this one. Glad your issues have been sorted.

  1. Hello you,
    Yes, I did have some funny goings on the other day, but I thought it was just me. I will now be more aware of these things and report back.
    By the way , I was thinking of you and your book earlier on. When I get a minute and I can stay awake long enough( blog post, on my blog to follow on that) I plan to do a review of your book. I will let you know. Don’t hold your breath just yet though… in snail mode. Kiss for you two and Toby. xxx

  2. How annoying! I’ve not come across that one yet. For me the most common problem which I frequently get, is not recieving blog post notifications in my email, even though all settings are on and nothing has changed. Is the problem resolved yet?

    1. Geoff had the same problem with his email notifications as you do, Ali. He later found out that his Samsung phone had been placing all his WordPress notifications in the spam folder on the phone! He had over 600 to fish out. 😳

      Yes, the problems I’ve highlighted in this post have now all been resolved. I’m waiting for WordPress to confirm what had caused the problems. Your blog was one of those I was unable to view when logged into my WordPress account.

      1. Lol! Well you didn’t miss much here! I always check my spam folders, but they were empty. Technology, huh? Cant live with it, can’t live without it! Glad you’re all up and running again!

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