Invalid activation key.

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    I am unable to preview a theme or a post on my blog. It loads a page that says “Invalid activation key.’ I have tried to clear my cookies and cache.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
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    The blog I need help with is



    This thread has been flagged for Staff attention. Please be patient while waiting.



    Please check to see if you have both first and third-party cookies enabled


    Same thing is happening to me. I have enabled third-party cookies and nothing changed.



    It’s a widespread issue and I thank you for not creating yet another thread. All threads have been flagged for Staff attention. Please be patient while waiting.



    So is this a problem everybody is experiencing at the moment?



    There are over 31 million. I cannot attest to everyone of us being affected. I can simply state that there have been so many threads posted on this issue that I have popsted into for several hours now that the issue is obviously widepread. I suggest taking a break for a few hours and returning. Hopefully, Staff will have repaired that problem by then.



    I have this problem too…and its after 6pm Mountain Time, more than a “few hours” since the last suggestion to “take a break for a few hours and return.
    Not a good start to my first impression of the site (having just subscribed for the first time yesterday).


    Sorry for the trouble!

    We identified and corrected the issue. The affected blogs are each being fixed individually.

    If yours has not been fixed yet, it should be in a few hours.


    Mine still hasn’t been fixed. :( been dealing with this since yesterday. Have everything done on the site and would like to see it working.



    Hi there,
    There’s a wide-spread issue evidenced by the multiple active threads on the front page of this forum and beyond reporting the same issue since yesterday morning. All have been flagged for Staff attention and they have responded. See here >



    If MULTIPLE posts have been flagged for staff attention, why are they NOT addressing the issue???? The least WordPress staff could do is send out an email or post a notification in the forum that it’s AT LEAST being dealt with.

    LAME!!! I can only imagine how many people have moved over to Blogger. Shame on WordPress.



    adeanab, we have all addressed the issue. Just look for the replies from members listed as “Happiness Engineer” or “Staff”.

    The script running to fix all of the affected blogs failed about half-way through.

    We are already aware of all affected blogs, so if yours has not been fixed yet, it will be in a few hours.

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