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My post is stuck as a "draft" no matter how many times I "publish."

  1. Hi, I'm trying to publish a blog post. I have gone into the edit window and published it several time, changed it from "draft" to "publish" in the quick edit drop-down on the dashboard several times, yet nothing seems to work. My blog post seems to be permanently stuck in draft limbo. Is this a new glitch or am I doing something wrong suddenly? (I've had this blog for too long for it to be my error, but hey, never know.) I'm pretty much technologically impaired, so if the answer isn't obvious, I may need a walk through to fix my problem. Thanks for the help.

    The blog I need help with is 2010pickles.wordpress.com.

  2. That's weird. I'll tag this thread for a Staff follow-up.

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    (3) Disable all browser extensions or add-ons temporarily.

    (4) Try enabling HTTPS: http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/

    If you are not successful let us know:
    (a) How you are connecting to the internet and to WordPress.com.
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    P.S. What is the title of the draft post Staff need to check out?

  3. Please try the solutions timethief mentioned and let us know if these work for you.

  4. neighbourhoodgirl
    Member

    i am having a similar issue. Two posts are stuck in draft, though others, posted at the same time, have been published. I am working via Safari my iPad, and have attempted to publish in two different countries.

  5. @neighbourhoodgirl Could you please try our WordPress for iOS app to see if that works better for you? You can download it in the App Store or go through http://ios.wordpress.org/

  6. neighbourhoodgirl
    Member

    i am using the iOS app...and just now I signed in and the screen was rendering correctly in the posts summary page (previously I couldn't read the post titles because they were displaying in a one letter wide column). When I used this view, the post published immediately....so I guess the question is why did it take sooooo long for the screen to render correctly, as well as why couldn't I publish from the individual posts view

  7. so I guess the question is why did it take sooooo long for the screen to render correctly, as well as why couldn't I publish from the individual posts view

    Are you using a 3G or Wi-Fi network? do you encounter the same issue using the Safari browser?

  8. neighbourhoodgirl
    Member

    definitely better via safari....have been using wifi networks not 3G

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