What's wrong with the "top posts and pages" feature?

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  • #1149531

    foodandtools
    Member

    I am having the same issue on my blog http://www.foodandtools.com Top post and pages widget is only showing my gravatar image and not the image of the post! Thanks :)

    #1149533

    bertibruno
    Member

    Same for me. My theme is MistyLook.

    #1149538

    ismailimail
    Member

    Dear WordPress Staff, what is the update on this?

    #1149540

    pitbullbg
    Member

    Hello. First of all please forgive for my bad english.

    I have an issue since yesterday with my top posts and pages thumbnail preview in the sidebar. The problem occured from nothing, just refreshed my blog and that happened. Excuse me if my topic is not posted in the proper section. Here’s an image of the problem:

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

    #1149541

    pitbullbg
    Member

    My theme is Fusion and i have the same issue as the others it shows my gravatar, not the small version of the picture in my article.

    #1149542

    timethief
    Member

    I simply removed the Top Posts and Pages widget from my blogs and prepared myself to patiently wait for Staff to repair the widgets. My thinking is that as the Top Posts & Pages on my blog draw traffic from search engines and referrals from other bloggers this is not an urgent matter and I’m choosing not to stress out over it.

    If I were terribly concerned about it I would go to my stats page locate the data there and place links to the Top Posts & pages in a Text widget in my sidebar as a temporary fix.

    #1149543

    pitbullbg
    Member

    I see. I hope the wordpress support is alerted and working to fix this bug. :)

    #1149544

    timethief
    Member

    Staff monitor threads and are always aware of what’s going on. We bloggers have only a teeny tiny window on how much work is on their plate, what the nature of the work is , how many it affects and which are the priority issues that must be addressed first.

    The fact this widget is not displaying in no way diminishes our ability to blog. It i9jn n o way affects the traffic flow into our blogs. There is a workaround that I described here https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/whats-wrong-with-the-top-posts-and-pages-feature?replies=27#post-1147891 that we can use temporarily.

    #1149545

    The Image Grid of my Top Posts $ Pages are showing stuff non related in the past few days. What’s wrong? It looks awful!

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

    #1149546

    fosterb
    Member

    This error occurs not only in this widget.

    It occurs in the widget, which shows the articles which I like, too. (sorry, I describe, because I don’t know how this widget is titled in English).

    Same effect: the widget doesn’t show a thumbnail of a picture from within the linked article, it shows the gavatar of the article’s author.

    #1149547

    timethief
    Member

    Have you tried this temporary workaround?
    1. Remove the widget that isn’t functioning properly.
    2. Go to your stats page and locating the links to the top posts and pages on your blog.
    3. Enter those links into a text widget.
    4. Display the text widget in your sidebar.

    #1149548

    I’m experiencing the same issue. My own gravatar is being displayed in the grid view rather than the images of my posts.

    #1149549

    gdiaz117ny
    Member

    i started having the same problem about a week ago. kinda random and is most likely a bug in the widget. im glad im not the only person with the issue, which usually means WP is aware of it and should fix it soon…. ;)

    #1149550

    @timethief

    with all due respect, your “workaround” I can simply be achieved by changing the option in the widget to display a list, which it does fine, The issue is that if changed to image list or image grid, it displays my gravatar, or what apparently may simply be the authors gravatar, and not the image inserted in the post itself.

    #1149551

    timethief
    Member

    @charlzcoakley
    Thanks so much for that update. I didn’t try that myself. I simply pulled the widget out of the sidebars of my blogs.

    #1149552

    you’re welcome timethief.

    I can’t say that I’ve experienced the “randomness” that gdiaz117 has, and if it has been going on as long as their post implies, I’m wondering just how much of a “glitch” it really is.

    #1149557

    Having the same problem on my blog http://fromthepagesofhistory.wordpress.com/. I changed to text list temporarily.

    #1149558

    circulartree
    Member

    Hi all, I’m joining the forum with the same issue over at 360tree.wordpress.com.

    (My Top Posts widget on Vintage Camera is suddenly only reflecting the same image – my blog icon – instead of the relevant image for that post)

    #1149559

    Best workaround in my opinion? Just remove the widget until WP fixes it. ;-)

    #1149560

    circulartree
    Member

    Thanks for the feedback Belladonichaze – I’ve changed to text list and will perhaps just remove the Posts I Like widget until they fix the bug… have a great weekend :)

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