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Hello, World! Post Stuck in Top Rated Widget

  1. After initiating the Top Rated Widget, I deleted the "Hello, World" placeholder post from the blog and emptied the trash. However, a link to the post's old url still shows up in the widget. When you click on the link in the widget, you're taken to the old url, resulting in a 404 error. How do i get that post unstuck from the widget?

    The blog I need help with is tcplsa.wordpress.com.

  2. The top rated widget goes on a 24-48 hour cycle, so it might be that it will take a day for it to clear and recalculate things. See what happens after 24 hours.

  3. If the post is still stuck on the widget after 72hrs I then recommend submitting a support ticket via this → contact link

  4. @matthewjadams
    I visited the blog linked to your username and observed that you have not deleted the "Hello World" placeholder post in that blog. Here's the URL for that post. http://matthewjadams.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/hello-world/ This causes me to wonder whether or not you were referring to that blog or to a different blog.

    Reference link > http://en.support.wordpress.com/not-found/
    Top posts widget > The Top Posts Widget displays your most popular posts as of the last 48 hours. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/top-posts-widget/

  5. @timethief
    Thank you. Yes the blog is indeed different. I'm working on http://http://tcplsa.wordpress.com/.

    I'll wait an extra 48 without touching it and then move forward.

    Thanks, everyone!

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