I don’t know about you, my dear friends, but I’ve had plenty of odd “ghost in the machine” moments with WordPress lately. I know the editor was updated again. 🙄
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!
I know we all must be safe into today’s cyber world. Please let me know if you have issues visiting me so I can inform WP. Thanks for your efforts. 💜