A Little Hair Pulling

My blog has been trying to drive me crazy today.

I had a long post planned on a new book I just started, but I got an email saying that my comments weren't functioning, and, sure enough, despite the fact that they were functioning a few hours earlier and I had done absolutely nothing to my site, I could no longer post a comment, at least to the current entry.

No matter what I tried, I couldn't get a comment to stick, and I even lost the background on that entry, and it had a weird address.

Turns out I could post to earlier entries, and delete, or anything else I wanted to do. So I started to believe it was just the one entry that had a problem.

Only kenju managed to comment on that entry. But I still couldn't. So, I have no idea what the problem is or how to fix it.

Sometime later tonight I will try to update WordPress to the newest version and see if that magically solves the problem, though I don't see why it should.

Heck, for all I know everyone will be able to comment on this site.

Ain't technology great? Can't live without it. Can't live with it.

4 thoughts on “A Little Hair Pulling

  1. Technology, can’t live with it. Seriously.

    PS Something in that post is triggering mod_security, but what, who knows. At least the other posts work.

    Pretty pictures.

  2. Thanks for the help, Shelley.

    Strangely enough even the plug-in that allows visitors to edit their comments doesn’t show up on that entry. And the comment entry looks different.

    Seriously, though, I have enough real problems in life to worry about if everything else is working, and it seems to be.

  3. Sorry to hear about the other problems, I hope none serious.

    Unfortunately, the error is showing up, after I hit it with sending comment, and then clicked your comment here. Strikes me as a problem with cookies. But also something with mod_security.

    As you said, though — real life is what counts.

  4. I’ve no idea if this will be news to you / helpful etc but I find the auto-upgrade plugin for wordpress fabulously useful. Updating, including database backup, with only a couple of clicks. I’ve used it for the last three upgrades entirely seamlessly and now have a proper backup, unlike previously 🙂

    It can be found here.

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