WordPress Gremlins?


Is it just me, or has anyone else had problems with WordPress this week? My biggest issue is that I cannot get the little comment box to work on the black border menu of my blog. I cannot retrieve messages there at all since I changed to the Libretto theme.

Interestingly, I can go to the comments, or someone else’s blog and retrieve my messages… just not on my own blog.

Has anyone else had these problems? Could it be something wrong with my computer?

I can retrieve the messages on my blog on my laptop but not my HP desktop computer?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have cleared my cache, updated Google Chrome…

Thanks in advance!


About Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017. The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family. Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry. She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website colleenchesebro.com.

47 Responses

  1. Sounds like it may either mean you need to go into your settings and check everything is ticked that you want ticked (and saved), or, that it’s a flaw in your new theme Colleen
    If your settings are all ok, try another theme, or go back to your old one to see if it works ok there.

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  2. I’ve found all things digital seem to kick off at certain times of year, March being one of them. I’m having trouble with Google Chrome itself at the moment – glacially slow, with frequent appearances of that ‘page unresponsive’ message with the moronic graphic of a frozen computer wearing a scarf. Every time I see that I want to grab both ends of the scarf and strangle the wretched thing.

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  3. I’m having similar problems and a good few others this week. So are many other people. Pingbacks not working, site freezing and locking folk out, comments and notifications disappearing, stats down… the usual when they are up to stuff 😦 x

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  4. Not quite the same problem, but I’ve noticed issues with responding to comments. I can’t always enter into the comment box provided, and it takes me into “Notifications”…the only place I can enter a response. It’s happened for weeks now. Not sure why ?

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  5. It’s too bad you couldn’t make the Libretto theme work for you. It works fine for me. I wonder what the difference is. Who knows? The first theme I ever used when I began blogging gave me fits, but other people had no trouble with it. Even later, when I tried to go back to it and use it again it still wouldn’t work for me.

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  6. Glad you got it sorted out, Colleen. As Sue mentioned, there were lots of problems with WordPress last week and the week before. Different people experiencing different problems on different days. It happened to me last Tuesday when I was locked out of WordPress for most of the day. Then, it all came back on again. 😀
    I would recommend holding off using brand new themes until they’ve ironed out all the bugs.

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      1. It’s a really nice calming theme you have chosen, Colleen.

        We’ve settled in well, but now we’ve just found out we can move into the brand new house on Swansea Bay. Moving in day is April 25th 😀 We’re so excited. With everything coming out of storage, at least we won’t have to pack and unpack within a few days.

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          1. Yes, the Japanese knotweed is no more, Colleen, and John (as an ex-lawyer) got us some guarantees as to what will happen if it does come back. (Thank goodness I have him). I’ll certainly post some photos of the area on my blog as well as some photos of all the beautiful Welsh countryside we’ll be surrounded by. We are so looking forward to moving in.
            Hope Ron, you and the girls are all well and have settled into your new surroundings?

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  7. Glad you got everything running smoothly. The same thing happened to me last week. I changed themes a month or two ago, but I’m not sure it had anything to do with the theme. My site works fine this week.

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