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PLEASE STOP FLOODING - WordPress is down

  1. Thanks for responding ardpete. I'm a new hand and like others, imagined I'd somehow contributed to the failure, so, yes, patience I guess. Kia ora.

  2. All I did was gather all the information I could get.

    If anyone else is reading this form, please add more bugs/information that we missed so when the staff sees this, it will be easier to fix.

  3. I'm unable to move widgets around also.

  4. swedishpancakes
    Member

    I should note that while the insert/edit link script doesn't work, the html for manually adding links <i>does</i> still work. If you don't know how to use html to add links through text formatting, you can follow the below template.
    <a title="whatever you want" href="your website">this is the text that appears in your post</a>

  5. swedishpancakes
    Member

    lol, my mistake, code doesn't do what I thought it would do. Here is a modified template (eliminate the space between the < and the a):

    < a title="whatever you want" href="website of your choice">this is the text that appears in your post

  6. @swedishpancakes

    To post code in these forums place it between backticks. A backtick on a u.s. keyboard is on the same key as the tilde ~~~~~ only lower case: next to the "1" and "!" key. top left.

  7. swedishpancakes
    Member

    Thanks 1tess. Each forum seems to have a different mechanism for dealing with html.

    The proper code for posting links through the text editor (not the visual editor that is default for most users): <a title="whatever you want" href="your website">your text as it will appear</a>

  8. melindaboumans
    Member

    Thanks everyone. I thought I was going crazy. No editing custom links, drop downs aren't working. And I still get an unresponsive script error when I go into CSS. Will wait patiently and go work on something else.

  9. I think staff will be returning from their annual meet-up tomorrow, but there are at least 6 pages of modlooks for them to go through. (I am a volunteer so don't know much more than anyone else on this peer-support forum)

    Also, I have not personally experienced any of the problems being described (and I was working on my blog until I went to bed a couple hours ago). The cat was crying to go outside and woke me.

    So I'm reluctant to put a sticky post up top: there have been many reports for many days of the same and similar problems so I don't know it there is a sudden increase in the problems or no.

    If folks want to post in this thread, or other threads specific to a particular problem it would be very helpful for staff in diagnosing the issue to know such things as which browsers and versions you are using, the way you are connecting to the internet, where you are located, and other details…

  10. Oh well..I guess I get to go to bed early for a change instead of working on my blog!

  11. I'm in Japan, I use Safari 5.1.5, and I cannot edit my polls, update my posts, and the dashboard menu is broken.

  12. authorjenwright
    Member

    I understand the whole 'flooding problem', I just really hope my post doesn't go un-noticed because of it, because my question isn't about a problem, it's a "how do I create this" question.

  13. Canada, XP, FF14 and -- over three accounts, and six blogs -- everything's just fine. Has anyone suggested the cookie dance thing yet?

    1. Log out of your account
    2. Empty your cache
    3. Listen to some music
    4. Restart your computer
    5. Log back in...

  14. @feartheseeds

    Everything works fine for me too. Many users have stated they've tried the clearing of the cache and whatnot and it's still not working, so something must be amiss.

  15. rosemaryandrock
    Member

    I wish they'd post something to this effect. I've been up for over an hour past when I needed to get to bed trying to fix this, thinking it was my cache or cookies. At least a sticky on the support forum . . . ???? Sigh.

  16. 1Tess, can you create a sticky forum for this topic?

  17. swedishpancakes
    Member

    To be fair to the staff, the string of complaints relating to the issues that some of us are experiencing are only hours old. I searched for any posts related to my issue (tags/editing links) before I posted and found only threads from months before. I posted less than five hours ago. It took me until a couple hours ago to realize that it wasn't just me but that a crapton of people had similar issues.

    I think ardpete's advice is still salient: be patient and the staff will get back on shift and notice the pages and pages of material to that happened while they were gone.

  18. I have two accounts and one is working fine, the other one has some of the same issues listed from other folks on the forum. Help button greyed out, can't add media, preview displays empty page with 'page not found' message.

  19. swedishpancakes
    Member

    Honestly, in regards to a sticky, I think we should probably make a new thread that isn't telling people to shut up about their problems--no offense. Perhaps we should create a thread to be stickied where people experiencing similar issues can post whatever information might be relevant to the developers. Less clunky, more streamlined delivery of information should make for an easier time dealing with the string of related problems.

  20. neworleanscalling
    Member

    Maybe this means something, from Zdnet posted 4 hours ago:

    As always, criminals target what's popular and vulnerable, and right now that includes the WordPress content management system.

    "WordPress is a massive target for automated scanning programs. These things are just hitting every website on the whole stinking internet, looking for a vulnerable WordPress install," Kirk said.

    "If you're not paying attention to security updates with WordPress, you're in for a nasty surprise.

    http://www.zdnet.com/mid-2012-malware-new-flavours-same-ice-cream-7000001346/

    My problem started right after I "liked" someone for first the time. Even though I was already signed in, it asked me for my email and password. I liked others that did not require this but others did. Could there be a malware involved? I new to WordPress.

  21. @neworleanscalling: that's a WP.org problem, it has nothing to do with us.

  22. Here you go, the moderator has started the Official Everything is Borked Thread:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpress-is-buggy-right-now-1?replies=1

  23. neworleanscalling
    Member

    OK thanks, I just was searching for a possible solution and found that. Like I said I new here.

  24. I am now closing this topic.

  25. I am now closing this topic.

    @tennis - you are not a Moderator so you can't close this thread

  26. Yeah, I just found that out. lol.

  27. My problem is the quick edit doesn't work. May be other things don't work too , but just that I didn't notice. I think the forum is helpful. Now I know WordPress is down. I'm going to sleep now. Goodnight.

  28. The issues with users not being able to edit their polls, upload/edit media, and seeing their dashboard menu as broken should all be resolved now. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience!

    (If your issue seems to persist, please try clearing your browser cache first.)

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