Domain mapping causes invalid key error message
Yep. I get it when I try to log on to my blog and at least one other (I don’t go to too many blogs).
And my blog.
Except for updating existing programs like antivirus and anti-malware, I’ve made NO changes to either my machine, the configurations on it, or my account.
When I first started Blogging here, my blog opened with no utility bar at the top, and I had to use the Dashboard to access my functionality. Now that it opens with the utility bar, it doesn’t open without keying on the “back” command as mentioned above. (“Invalid key – Back” message)
NOW when I try to access wordpress blogs posted on CNN, I get invalid key back message – and it will not allow me to see the post at all. I’d suggest you find the problem and fix it before CNN and everyone else says fooey on WordPress!!!
The problem appears to be in your log in programming. When I am NOT logged in to my wordpress account, I can access wordpress blogs without difficulty. When I am logged in, I get the invalid key stuff.
I have flagged this thread for Staff attention. Thanks for your patience.
To be perfectly honest, I doubt it’s a problem in our system, or we’d be seeing far more than two reports.
I don’t see Chrome mentioned here yet. Would you please try logging in with Chrome?
If that doesn’t work the first time, please open an Incognito Window through Chrome. This is a very important troubleshooting step, as it shuts off all add-ons, as well as Chrome’s cache and cookies.
I have just experienced the same problem on one of my sites with domain mapping – veryniceadvice.co.uk. I know the site’s fine, having checked it from another computer.
My virus settings (through Avast) were updated automatically earlier today; perhaps that’s got something to do with it? I am now going to poke around their settings…
When I try to go to the site this is what the URL does (even though I’m not trying to go to the site as a logged in owner; in fact I first realised this was happening when I clicked on a link in Google to my own site):
No. I will NOT try logging in with Chrome. I do not have Chrome and will not install it. I don’t need fifty million browsers. If your system only works with chrome, then it appears that I made a bad choice to base my blog on your system.
Your system is the ONLY one that I have this problem with. And I ONLY have the problem when I try to access ANY WordPress blog while logged in. If I log off, then I can directly access ANY WordPress blog without the problems.
The problem is either with YOUR PROGRAM or with the way YOUR PROGRAM interacts with other programs! I already did the preliminary trouble shooting for you by identifying WHEN (under what circumstances) the problem arises. Now it’s your turn to do something besides blame others and minimize the issue.
Only two people with the problem? You apparently haven’t seen the other thread on this issue. I was referred to this thread from that one. And the problem isn’t new either. But hey… if you put off doing anything about it long enough, maybe someone will start a new thread and refer people there so you can pretend that it’s not really a problem.
By the way – I’m just using a workaround now since you don’t seem to care about fixing it. If I get the error message, I either click the “back” command, which allows access, or if it doesn’t, then I go to my blog and log off, after which the error message doesn’t appear again until I log back on.
And while we’re on the subject of crappy program features, why does youir program keep rejecting my PW? Last night, I ended up putting in a “new” PW to gain access to the program… which of course was the SAME PW I used before, typed exactly the SAME way. Then this AM, my dashboard rejected my PW, but took it after I ENTERED IT THREE TIMES. i’D THINK THAT IF IT WAS “WRONG” THE FIRST TIME, iT WOULD BE WRONG THE NEXT TWO.
Oh… and lest you get snarky and try to blame ME for the PW issue, like saying I must have miskeyed or something, I have it on auto – so the computer entered it the same way it’s been entering it since I acq
… acquired an account here.
I also started having the problem that I cannot access certain wordpress blogs when I am logged in. Last week, I was suddenly unable to access tamaraoutload.wordpress.com, which I am subscribed to, even though I could access it before without any problem (when logged in). I have no problem with accessing that blog when I am not logged in. I have seen it with about four other blogs too.
I just want to know what I need to so to rectify it. Are there any settings I should change in my account, on my browser (Google Chrome), Windows XP, etc?
Good luck. The “help” people told me that it was probably somehow my fault – that the problem was probably because of my browser, or something that I was doing because they only had TWO people complaining about it. They suggested I install MS Chrome because that’s the primary troubleshooting tool. I call BS on that.
I’m thinking that what we are being forced to deal with here is an incompetent or lazy programmer who doesn’t know how to fix the problem, so denies it exists. If you know others who have the problem, suggest to them that they should come to this forum and log a complaint so the “only two” stuff goes away.
What I’m forced to do is, when I run into the block, I open another tab (Firefox is my main browser) and log off WordPress, then go back and cycle the page I was denied entry to and that works.
“To be perfectly honest, I doubt it’s a problem in our system, or we’d be seeing far more than two reports.
The arrogance just DRIPS from your reply!!! Just search “invalid key” in the WordPress search box.”
This problem has been going on for FOUR YEARS!!! Don’t you think someone should do something about it?
It’s actually quite weird because i don’t have a problem with viewing most wordpress blogs, just literally a small handful. Having said that, the last time I experienced a “you’re the only one out of all our customers attitude” attitude from a company, I took my issue to the regulator and won. (It is was different issue – misleading advertising in a print publication.)
michaelepicray, since neither of us can duplicate this issue, we can’t even begin to figure out a cause or solution if the problem can’t be narrowed down. The first thing to do is to narrow this down to hopefully a browser-specific issue, but since you aren’t willing to simply install Chrome and check this, we really can’t proceed. It’s nearly impossible to fix an issue that we can’t experience first-hand if we also can’t narrow down the likely possibilities.
lowsaltfoods, would you please be willing to try another browser, like Chrome if you’re using Firefox, or visa versa? And please do let us know if that makes any difference.
I’m getting the same problem, but only for the one domain that I’ve registered. If I’m logged into WordPress and go to spacebetweenmyears.com (in Chrome and Explorer), I get the white screen with the message: “Invalid Key. Back” and the back link does not work. If I’m not logged in, I can view the site fine. I can visit my other blog spacebetweenarts.wordpress.com without any problems, whether I’m logged in or not. This is really frustrating and has only emerged recently. Everything was working well just a few weeks ago and I made no changes to my system or virus protection. Nor did I try to change my password in WordPress.
If it’s any consolation, my experience of this seems to have spontaneously fixed itself. No idea why, but suddenly I can view my site when logged in fine again.
Okay, I am also having the same problem (I will refrain from explaining it in any detail since those with greater tech-savviness have already done so). Ironically, I’ve been trying to resolve it with support staff on a private thread and they too regard this as something completely unique and an isolated problem. They also have me jumping through various diagnostic hoops to no avail. Whether using Chrome (yes, Chrome!!!), Firefox, or Explorer, on multiple computers, I have the same issue: the dreaded “Invalid Key: Back” screen when signed in, whether accessing my own or other WordPress blogs. I changed my domain in January but only began to have this problem in late July or early August, and it still persists.
So let me add my voice to what I hope will become a growing chorus in order to stimulate constructive action: THIS IS CLEARLY A GLITCH IN THE WORDPRESS SYSTEM!!! WORDPRESS STAFF, PLEASE STOP ASKING US TO DIAGNOSE THE ISSUE FROM OUR SIDE AS IF THESE WERE ISOLATED ANOMALIES. TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY!!!
Incidentally, not sure if this is meaningful but today I began receiving “Invalid key . Back” instead of plain ol’ “Invalid key: Back.”
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