A Week is a Long Time on WordPress

And a week is even longer when you can’t get on WordPress…

I had been having intermittent trouble looking at comments for a while, but thought it would probably correct itself. Then, about a week ago, I switched on and couldn’t connect with the site. I tried the other computer, with the same result.

I left it a day because both computers are a bit old, and tried it again, having given them time to rest and regather their strength, or whatever computers do. No connection.

It took a while to find a way of getting help from WP, because I’ve just been used to switching on, clicking a few buttons and getting connected. I couldn’t get onto WP to ask for help and I couldn’t remember addresses or passwords or anything.

Eventually I managed to find help and WP proved very helpful. I was able to provide proof that I owned the site, despite knowing very little about it (tip here – if you don’t remember passwords and things, at least keep some of the reciepts/payment details as proof).

I secured a new password, signed in and…brick wall. I hit the same blank page.

I left it a while and tried again next day. This time I couldn’t even get onto WP, let alone the blank page which originally troubled me. I had been going to contact a few people via Comments and tell them I was temporarily, and involuntarily, off WP but had left it too late – I was completely shut out.

Again I left it. Tried and failed and, after spending several days of rising panic at being deprived of my daily fix of writing about myself (how vain I am, it seems), I decided to register a new account tonight.

As the log-in screen came up, I gave it one last try and connected. I don’t know how, or why, and if anyone explains it I probably still won’t understand.

So I’m back and ready to start writing again. The first thing I am going to work on is a note about keeping proper records so you don’t find yourself unable to log in.

Horses, stable doors, bolted…

32 thoughts on “A Week is a Long Time on WordPress

  1. Helen

    I wondered where you’d been, not having seen a post for quite some time! It must have been quite horrifying to be suddenly cut off. I certainly wouldn’t like it either.

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      1. Helen

        I can imagine! When you are used to communicating with your audience and suddenly can’t for an inexplicable reason, it is quite panic-inducing.

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    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      WP was aided and abetted by my stupidity in not keeping notes. At first I could still access comments and was thinking of leaving some messages but when they sent me a password re-set link I decided just to re-set the password. This did not end well and I ended up completely shut out.

      Nice to be back. πŸ™‚

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  2. The Belmont Rooster

    Forgot something… I have issues getting the reader to work so I can read other blog posts. I have to quit Safari and then reopen. I usually keep YouTube open so I won’t have to redo the queue to what I always listen to while I am working online. When I quit Safari, of course, I have to redo everything but then the reader works… It works perfectly fine on the old computer. So, right now, I am reading posts on the old computer. It is strange how I bought a newer computer to solve a few issues with the old computer (and not being to update anymore) then after a few months rest it works as good as new. Almost better than the newer one. LOL! I wonder how I would feel after a few months of hibernation. πŸ™‚

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  3. tootlepedal

    Thank goodness it was only your computer. I had been getting a little worried about the state of your health and wondered if some second rate scone had tipped you over the edge and you had finally literally exploded. Welcome back.

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  4. jodierichelle

    I haven’t been on much at all, but to go on for the first time in several days and not see a post from you was odd, indeed. So I noticed your absence. Glad you are back and hope the glitches stay away.

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