WordPress weirdness…

Hi folks. I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Just in case you were wondering…  WordPress has been acting strange lately.

Blogs that I have followed for YEARS are now starting to show that I’m not following them at all! For instance, today when I visited a blog that I visit EVERYDAY, I saw this:

When, I usually see this:

I’ve had to RE-FOLLOW countless blogs over the weekend.

Has this been happening to YOU? Or, is it just me?

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Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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40 Responses to WordPress weirdness…

  1. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Yikes! I’ve not noticed, but I’ll be keeping a closer eye out now… Cheers for the heads up!

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  2. nsfordwriter says:

    Oh no. I think it has happened to me but I thought it was a one off error. I will have to look at the list of blogs I follow, but there’s no way I could remember which ones are missing. Maybe I’ve assumed that people weren’t actually publishing posts lately, when instead I have somehow unfollowed them…


  3. I’ve had weird things happen but just thought they were anomalies or iOS issues. Now I’m not sure.

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  4. Lorilin says:

    Oh wow, that’s crazy. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll pay attention more to my account.

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  5. skyecaitlin says:

    Odd, Lynne. Were you ever able to communicate with the blogger who seemed to avoid you?

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    • There were two bloggers that blocked me on Twitter. I heard from one of them. She is clearly confused. She said I posted links in comments to her site that she objected to and that I was argumentative about removing them. This never happened. I guess she has confused me with someone else. However, she is still blocking me, so I no longer follow her blog.


  6. Mani says:

    This has been happening to me too!! I also found it happens more when I’m using WordPress app on my phone.


  7. carhicks says:

    Hmm, maybe that’s why I haven’t been getting notifications from some of the blogs i often read. I assumed they were taking a break. Thanks for the heads up, I will check it out.


  8. thequietgeordie says:

    It was doing it to me when I was trying to like and share posts on Twitter via my phone last week!


  9. I haven’t noticed that yet but will look for it – thanks for the heads up.


  10. Argh! This has been happening to me for the last couple of months.🤬


  11. ron877 says:

    Add me to the complaint queue for this problem. This latest weirdness adds to a problem I have with the “reblog” button. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I just give up an do a cut-and-paste reblog of things I found great.
    On a positive note, a few days ago I received an error message when trying to post an entry followed by an inability to access my blog through either dashboard or the front end. I contacted support and got help in under five minutes. I found that impressive.
    For future employment, I would not have a good feeling when listing my most recent position as a Happiness Engineer. Really?


  12. Carol says:

    I haven’t noted that problem, but sometimes I can comment using my WordPress login and sometimes I can’t and have to sign in differently. I have also experienced difficulty with the like option. Do you think it has to do with the new editor? I’m still using classic editor. Sorry about your situation 😢


  13. That’s crazy! I hope that’s never happened to me. I’ve only really had connections problems, but thats about it.


  14. Yes it’s happened to me too! I hope it’s fixed soon!


  15. I mostly read through my reader on my phone but I have noticed that if I go to someone page using my computer it says I’m not following them.


  16. I haven’t noticed it lately, but I’ve had this happen before, too!


  17. I do have the same problem,but then in the followed sites/manage line they do appear again. But their is other weirdness as well,the like button no longer changes to “liked” which is a bother because I always have to check visually whether the like message has passed or not…(and that is not always easy if people have many “likes”😞)


  18. Betty says:

    It’s not happening to me at the moment, but it has happened in the past. Hopefully, they fix it soon!


  19. bookishluna says:

    I noticed this a few months ago. If I view through my reader it says i follow, if I go to their actual blog it says I do not. For some reason I try to sign in on those pages to follow and it just doesn’t let me sign in anymore. Weirdly, I go to workpress.com and I am signed in and can post on my blog and read via the reader.


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