WordPress Woes – sharing post by Colleen Chesebro

I am having these same issues as outlined in Colleen’s, August 18, 2022 post.

Also, I have been unable to comment on posts other than WordPress.com. I get an error if I try to leave a comment on a WordPress.org blog.

Below is copied from Colleen’s blog – WordPress Woes

Since I updated to WordPress Pro, I’m considered to be wordpress.com and wordpress.org—both at the same time. There was updating there as well. Read this: https://wptavern.com/wordpress-launches-new-homepage-and-download-page-designs.

First, I’m getting a large number of comments that are anonymous. No names, but they act like they know me. I’m not approving those comments. I don’t feel comfortable with them. I know there are times when WP doesn’t let us sign in or whatever, but please don’t send me an anonymous comment if you want me to answer you.”

Many of those comment are ending up in spam… that tells me they are spam!

Here’s another WP issue… if I comment from my phone the comment doesn’t show up when I’m on my computer. Today I noticed there is a new block to check when you’re leaving a comment… do you want notifications on your phone? So, now… I would have to decide how to receive comments? Really? It makes the WP app on my phone obsolete if it doesn’t connect to my main account. Why would I reply twice?

Today, WordPress was down… I’m not kidding. For about a half an hour, I couldn’t log on. I kept getting error codes. I can only hope they were finally fixing something important!

Here’s another thing. Even after saving my posts (while writing them) some disappear as I’m writing them! It’s strange!

Did you notice that you now have to add a spacer before and after images, otherwise they are squished in with your text? This is such a waste of time!

Some of you have contacted me and said you can’t comment on my blog! Let me know if this continues and I’ll go back to WP again. I’ve gotten excuses about browsers being the reason that folks can’t comment. Could be… all the browsers have recently updated and changed too.

For example, in WP we have a block to share an Amazon book in reviews. If you have your browser settings set with no cross-site tracking we can’t see the block. Amazon tracks our visits and many browsers (including Apple) are making it difficult for bloggers to share reviews. I got around this problem by sharing an image of the book, using the Amazon link to the book including my ID as an Amazon reviewer. That works, but the WP Amazon block does not.

I had to quit using Firefox because they made me log into every site every time because they changed their settings again. I could visit some blogs, and not others. This kind of stuff drives me crazy! LOL! –

Colleen

In addition, if you use the WordPress Mobile App. here is a post from Renard’s World with some very useful information. I Dreamt About WordPress

-Eugi

45 thoughts on “WordPress Woes – sharing post by Colleen Chesebro

  1. On the WP app, most of my own comments replies on my posts double post, as me and as anonymous. The anonymous ones end up in spam and delete after a while. But on the browser (Chrome), they only show up once and correctly. So glitchy! But I prefer the app on my phone otherwise. Oh, I can’t comment on Blogger posts from my phone, but idk if that’s a WP issue…

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  2. Franci, there is a setting in notifications that is new… go to: users/account settings/notifications. Enable browser notifications. I’ve just done this and don’t know if it works, but its a starting point. 💜 ~Colleen~

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  3. I haven’t personally faced these issues, perhaps because my blog is a simple .com blog… but when I tried commenting on another of your blog posts today, the comment got posted as “anonymous” which is super weird!


    David

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  4. Folks are not able to comment on my blog either. Not everyone, but a bunch can’t. It’s so frustrating.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Eugenia. ♥

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  5. I have some issues like unable to like a comment or view a comment saying it was unavailable from my WP app which kind of gets really annoying.

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  6. Franci, I think I’m going back to wordpress.com. The Pro plan is now obsolete and won’t let us renew at that plan again! 💜

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  7. 🤔 Interestingly, I have never had issues with commenting on either WordPress.com or WordPress.org.

    However, WordPress.com tend to be a bit glitchy on occasions.

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    1. You’re lucky, Renard. It happens sporadically and there is no consistency. I’m sure eventually it will be resolved.

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  8. I sometimes get errors when I try to comment on another person’s blog. One work around that I’ve used is to click the “Change” link in the “Log Out / Change” part and then click to use my WordPress account. That seems to work at the moment but may not in the future.

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  9. It’s the comments that are driving me crazy. Each device I have to log on to be able to comment, and sometimes it’s for each post 🙄

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    1. What browser do you use? If you use Firefox, you have to disable Enhanced Tracking in order not to have to log in every time.

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  10. There’s something in the air … or maybe in our computers. Could it be WordPress Gremlins? Sorry for your problems! I, too, and unable to leave comments on some posts. I get an error message and was told by the Happiness Engineers (I feel foolish even typing that!) that I had to fill in my name, email address and website on the past that was giving me trouble. Seems easy enough … until you try to do it and can’t find where you’re supposed to provide that info! I’m having a running ‘conversation’ with WP right now so I apologize to anyone who hasn’t heard from lately. It’s not for lack of trying! Grrrr!!

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  11. PS – don’ know why that comment above is shown as Anonymous!! It’s me — Nancy Richy — theelephantstrunk.org. What the heck is going on??

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  12. Website woes are such a pain! I’ve been on WordPress.org since 2013 and still, there are occasional issues. One thing I have noticed lately, on WordPress.com blogs (I use my WordPress.com account to comment), is that I have to manually enter name, email, website for the comment to be accepted.

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    1. If I am commenting on a WordPress.com blog, so far so good. But, if the blog is a self-hosted blog (.org), I have to change and not use my WordPress.com account to comment. It’s so frustrating.

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  13. Oh NOOOOOO Eugi! our biggest nightmare is upon us. I’m soooo sorry for you and Colleen and I hate to say Me Again. Now I have this problem too! I feel your pain. I’m so busy and scrambling just to catch up, I haven’t even let them know but love everyone for letting me know. Seems I bang my head and finally get heard but now I’m so buried, I am just hoping it fixes itself. I feel the pain!
    🙏🙏 ing for better days ahead.. wait and we pay for this?
    😂😂😂💖 hang in there!

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    1. Yes, it’s a mess, Cindy! At least many of us now know it is widespread and not just something specific to our own blogs. Hopefully, it will be resolved soon! 🤨💛

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