Blog post not publishing

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  • #881872

    For some reason my posts will not publish. When I press the publish button it looks like it’s loading but never does. Also, one of my categories is not showing up on my blog. Can someone help.

    The blog I need help with is goddessherstory2012.wordpress.com.

    #882029

    timethief
    Member

    goddessherstory.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this blog.

    What is the URL for your blog? Please post an active link starting with http:// to it.

    #882105

    ranger13
    Member

    Yea, I am also been having the same problem the past few days

    #882106

    raincoaster
    Member

    I can see some HTML errors on your blog. That might be the cause.

    Go to your Dashboard->Settings->Writing and select “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML” and save. Then go to Dashboard->Posts and set all your most recent posts to Draft. Then make them Public again. That should fix the HTML errors, and that might make the posting issue go away.

    #882118

    inkcetera
    Member

    I’m having the same issue on both of my WP.com blogs. I’ve done the Cookie Dance and the above suggestion-still no luck.

    #882132

    raincoaster, I did what you instructed and still no change has occurred. I am new to wordpress and don’t understand where the webmasters of this site are and why they don’t answer any questions! What the hell.

    #882133

    clobosco4468
    Member

    Nothing is working for me today??? I keep getting “done but with
    errors” Screens look different, I can’t enter or post? Something is going on

    #882135

    I hit the publish button but nothing happens. My blogs are not publishing. I’ve been having this problem for several days now. I have several blogs but one is http://www.alookthrutime.wordpress.com

    How can I get my blogs to publish?

    #882152

    babso2you
    Member

    To Raincoaster: I followed what you said to do and marked the XHTML box. When I go back to my posts there is no option to set my posts to draft so I can re-post. What am I missing? My readership is my own personal thing. I am competing with myself each month on number of views, number of new subscribers…I see others are having the same problem, so I am not alone. I read the posts on the forum over the weekend, and right now my frustration level is really high. I have posted 6 posts, none of which have showed up in topics. And my numbers reflect this. Today, I have less than half of what I have been averaging. Why is this happening?

    #882153

    seasonsgirl
    Member

    I am also having the same issue and have tried th eabove suggestions. My bog is http://www.seasonsgirl.wordpress.com … any other ideas as this is frustrating and takes the fun out of blogging if no one can see it. Thanks you :)

    #882154

    justpi
    Member

    To all: What browser and version are you using? If you’re using Explorer, download and start using a decent browser: Safari or Firefox.

    #882155

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can set posts as draft in the bulk post editor. Select all of the posts visible, I think it’s 20, and then you have the options to change things.

    #882156

    babso2you
    Member

    Thanks for the response Raincoaster. Where is the bulk post editor?

    #882157

    babso2you
    Member

    I use Mozilla Firefox.

    #882158

    raincoaster
    Member

    It’s on the Posts page on your dashboard. It’s a little fiddly but poke around in it and once they’re selected you will have different options. Remember to hit Save down at the bottom of the page.

    #882159

    babso2you
    Member

    I see “all,” “add,” “categories,” “tags,” and “copy.” I do not see anything at the bottom of the page that indicates any options. I do see a writing editor that is asking me to copy a post. I do not want to resend to all the subscribers posts that they have received. I just want my posts to appear on the topics that I choose. If you look up “Life in the Foothills,” which is my blog, the latest post using this tag is when the meteor hit in our area. My post this morning was on wildflowers and was listed with a tag “Life in the Foothills.” It is not there at last look about 6 hours ago, and I posted this at 6:30 this morning.

    #882160

    raincoaster
    Member

    Did you select ALL? The options don’t appear till you select them.

    #882161

    babso2you
    Member

    I do not want to re-post all of the blogs that I have posted. There are no different options. I am really scratching my head here trying to figure this out. I am really good with software but what I am seeing does not offer me any options other than edit, or move to trash.

    #882163

    justpi
    Member

    @babso2you:

    The other members above are complaining that they cannot publish posts. You seem to be complaining about a different issue: that your posts don’t show up in the WP Topics pages. Am I right?

    To turn all your latest posts to drafts and back to published, you’d go to Posts > All Posts, click the “Title” rectangle to select all the posts on that screen, select Edit from the Bulk Actions pulldown, click Apply, select Draft from the Status pulldown, click Update, then select Published from the same pulldown and click Update again.

    But you have no reason to do that: if you had HTML errors, the result would be a messed-up blog front (sidebar at the bottom, or posts in the sidebar – that sort of thing). Selecting the auto-correct option then turning your posts to drafts and back to published would correct such a messed-up appearance: it has nothing to do with either the inability to publish posts or the disappearance of your posts from Topics.

    #882164

    babso2you
    Member

    @justpi – My posts are not publishing either. In the past when I publish a post using a topics tag, I can go to that topic and see my post. Yesterday I published a post using a tag “Life in the Foothills.” Under topics, do a search on Life in the Foothills, and the latest post there is from 2 weeks ago. Not the one I published yesterday. I know my posts are going out to subscribers because my husband subscribes to my blog. Therefore my posts are not showing up to anyone other than those who subscribe. I followed your instructions in the second paragraph, and my article has not published. Thanks for that info. There are no problems with HTML errors.

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