Well, at least one of them has been broken from the beginning. My Contact page doesn’t work, and I had no luck yesterday getting it fixed. It does say a message has been successfully sent, but nothing ever shows up in my email Inbox (or in Spam).
Similarly, I do not get emails when someone leaves a comment on my blog posts. I just have to keep checking the blog to see what’s happening there. This has also not worked since the beginning.
With the updates, however, I broke the Plugin that displays cute icons for my social media. The links are still there, but the icon symbols have scurried off to the twilight zone.
It looks as if some of my Plugins have not kept pace with the latest WordPress update. I hate it when I have to spend so much time visiting forums to look for solutions. I hate it when I have to spend hours combing through documentation and code to figure out what’s wrong. I spent almost all day trying to figure that Contact Page out and failed.
I’ll probably end up taking the easy way out. I can remove the Plugins and just type the links to my email and my social media accounts on their own page. For me, the best solution is to Keep it Simple….because WordPress and the Plugins my designer installed are making me feel way too stupid and annoyed. I’m supposed to be revising a novel and instead I’m fooling around with this.
Okay, enough ranting. Anyone else having website or blog problems?
Arlee Bird says
I don’t know that it’s you. I think these blog host companies screw around with stuff and we don’t notice and they no longer work like they should. That’s what happens to me. I’m fine then Blogger “improves” something and then I’m confused.
Tossing It Out
Lee, I’m thinking it’s my host that gums up the email part of my problems. I need to consult with them before I try any new contact page plugins. But the rest of it is either me or an incompatibility of a plugin with the latest version of WordPress. I’m playing detective now.
Susan Gourley says
Every time I think about switching over to wordpress, I read a post like yours. I don’t know if blogger is as good as wordpress but I have so few issues with it that I think I’ll stay where I am.
Sometimes I wish I had stayed, Susan, but now that I’ve launched this site I’m going to beat it into submission … or go crazy trying.
L. Diane Wolfe says
One symbol is appearing, the one for Goodreads. I almost switched to WordPress years ago when Blogger was having issues but I’m glad I didn’t. Hope you get it all resolved.
Hi Diane — I think I found a better social media icon Plugin so I’m going to replace it and see what happens. I learn as I go, one step at a time.
Alex J. Cavanaugh says
WordPress sounds like a lot of work.
I don’t get notifications when someone posts a comments. Of course, I don’t want to – my inbox would flood.
Hope you get the issues fixed and without wasting a ton of time.
Way more work than the Yahoo website and the Blogger blog, Alex. Even so, I’m going to stick with WordPress until i figure it out, no matter how long it takes,
Margot Kinberg says
I’m sorry to hear you’ve been having issues with blog maintenance, Pat. It’s such a pain, isn’t it? I think you have the right idea to make it as streamlined as possible, and take the easy way for things that could gum up the works. In the meantime, it’s a great site.
Yes, it’s is a pain, Margot. Thanks for the encouragement.