We WordPress users (the ones that use WordPress.com) have encountered some rather interesting glitches (If you are a WordPress user and you have not had any experiences with glitches, they will be on their way to pounce on you in the near future).
From what I have gathered, these technological hiccups do not last long and they tend to surface when the Happiness Engineers are doing upgrades.
However, glitches are annoying nonetheless.
Today, I am going to highlight a few of them; some that you have probably experienced and others you have not experienced as yet.
Not Being Able To Press The “Like” Button
Currently, there are bloggers on WordPress who are unable to press the Like button on the blogs of their fellow bloggers (This might be one of the main causes of seeing a decreased number of likes on your blog posts).
Not being able to press the Like button on any of your fellow bloggers’ blog posts can be a frustrating experience.
And, why is it a frustrating experience for some bloggers?
It is a frustrating experience for some bloggers because it is one of the main methods that they use to let their fellow bloggers know that they enjoyed their blog posts.
Pressing the Like button is most ideal for those people who are way too shy to leave comments.
Not Being Able To Comment On Blogs
I have read where some WordPress bloggers were unable to comment on the blogs of their fellow bloggers.
Could you imagine waking up one day to discover that you cannot leave comments on the blogs of others?
Well, that sort of thing happens all of the time.
In some cases, Akismet threw their comments into a virtual jail for spam and in other cases, it is caused by some type of technological mishap — the kind of technological mishap that can only be rectified by a well-trained Happiness Engineer.
Losing The Draft-Copy For Your Blog Post In The WordPress Editor
Many years ago (the time period when I had my first WordPress blog), I lost a few blog posts while they were being created in my WordPress Editor (Back then we all used the Classic Editor).
After losing the draft-copies for my blog posts a few times in the WordPress Editor, I started composing the draft-copies for my blog posts in the word processing software on my laptop computer and when they were completed, they were cut and pasted into my WordPress Editor (I never lost any of the draft-copies for my blog posts since I implemented that method).
Losing a draft-copy for a blog post is enough to send a blogger into a fit of depression.
The WordPress Editor certainly came a long way and I highly doubt that the draft-copies for blog posts will disappear into nothingness while they are being composed in the Gutenberg Editor (However, I am not willing to test that theory; my time is way too precious for that).
Besides, composing the draft-copies for my blog posts in a word processing program is the safer option.
The Case Of Followed Bloggers Showing Up As Never Been Followed
Some of my fellow WordPress bloggers have actually complained about WordPress removing some of their followers.
Hey, that is one extremely strange glitch!
I once experienced something similar; I visited the blog of one of the people that I followed and when I looked down at the bottom right-hand corner of their web page, it indicated that I was not following them.
What did I do?
I refreshed the page and the tick that lets one know that they are following a blogger reappeared.
If I had pressed the Follow icon, they would have been unfollowed (Some WordPress bloggers may have inadvertently unfollowed some of their fellow bloggers due to this glitch).
I would also like to mention that other bloggers may have lost some of their followers due to some other type of glitch.
Finding Out That The Comments To Your Blog Posts Are Disabled
Yes, my friend, it is true that the comments to your blog posts can be disabled without you ever disabling them (It happed numerous times to some of the bloggers that used the WordPress mobile app to publish blog posts).
This issue can be fixed by logging into your WordPress account via a laptop computer or desktop computer and re-enabling comments for all blog posts.
The WordPress mobile app has been filled with unpleasant surprises from day one (And, that, my friend, is the reason why I publish all of my blog posts via my laptop computer).
Any blogger who loves receiving comments would be highly annoyed if they found out that a glitch disabled their comments.
Finding Out That The Format Of Your Blog Post Has Changed
In the past, a WordPress bug (one that took place only with the Gutenberg Editor), reformatted a blog post of mine.
To my horror, the H2 headers that were centred were repositioned to the left after my blog post was published; I brought this technical issue to the Happiness Engineers and they fixed it.
I am a stickler for formatting; which means I would be utterly displeased if I formatted a blog post one way and noticed that it appeared differently after I pressed the Publish button.
Have you ever experienced any sort of formatting issue on WordPress?
The Scheduling Process Going Mad
Thankfully, I have never experienced any glitch that pertains to scheduling blog posts.
Unfortunately, other bloggers had some glitchy experiences with the scheduling process; such as:
- Numerous blog posts that were scheduled to be published days apart were all published at once.
- The date and the time did not change (in spite of the blogger scheduling them for a future date and time); which resulted in the blog posts being backdated.
- The scheduled blog posts being published but not appearing in the WordPress Reader.
The above things can cause bloggers to pull their hair out (I truly hope that you never experience them).
WordPress was filled with glitches in the past, glitches have shown themselves in the present and I have a strong feeling that they will also appear in the future.
Does that mean that WordPress will always be filled with glitches?
But, what I do know for sure is that the Happiness Engineers will rectify those troublesome glitches on your behalf (Some glitches may take a bit longer than others to fix).
Please feel free to let me know how you handled your WordPress glitch via the comments section of my blog.