“WordPress is useful! WordPress is easy to use!” They say.
And sure, they’re not completely wrong? (Obviously or I would not be blogging on WordPress at all because
I hate anything complicated and that I don’t understand there are many other platforms available if I didn’t like it.)
No site is perfect and so I find myself facing great troubles that cause much woe*! So obviously I came to wonder if WordPress has done this before to other people or whether it just holds a grudge against me… Hence, here are the odd glitches that have happened to me on WordPress, or just simply why I have trust issues with WP!
*No exaggeration whatsoever. Nope.
1. WordPress not letting me follow people while I’m on the app
This hasn’t happened to me before often but on occasion I haven’t been able to follow people while I’m on the WordPress app on my phone?? And I’m honestly so baffled? Like I tap on the follow button multiple times but it doesn’t seem to work. But it works sometimes? It’s not currently working, but it used to, not long ago. SO UM.
If anyone knows why this happens or how to fix it I would be much grateful?? Because it’s just plain annoying to be forced to switch to my laptop just to follow a person and I might not end up following that person because of it, to be honest. (I’m sorry! Lazy person here.)
2. Randomly unfollowing someone even though I KNOW I followed them?
Okay, this one I know has happened to other people and all I can say is WordPress, WHAT are you doing?? Especially for bloggers I actively follow regularly, or who I’ve followed for a long time, one day I see I’m not following them and I feel so confused? And then awkward as I follow them again and hope they don’t notice? But then I become paranoid that they secretly hold a vendetta against me now for unfollowing them. But! It! Wasn’t! My! Fault! And then …
Aghghghghghg. WORDPRESS WHY*.
*I’m seriously chill, guys. I just have TRUST ISSUES.
3. Putting comments in spam that were NOT spam
Gahhhh I know, I know! The spam thing is just doing its job. But there were times where there’s a comment from someone new, or even someone who’s commented before, that just gets put into the spam section! Sometimes they had links in the comments, which I understood (because there are often a lot of links in spam), but other times it was a simple comment! And I used to forego checking the spam section, so what do you know? One day I check my spam folder and there is a comment from someone posted A WHILE AGO that was actually not spam. Gah. WP, why are you letting me down here?
4. Not showing my notifications when I get a comment/like
This one is just odd? Now, there’s two things I mean. There’s the app of WordPress, which I have on my phone, where there’s supposed to be an orange notification bubble thingie™* that pops up every time you have a comment/like. Yet, there were times where I know I have a comment/like, but there’s no orange bubble thing! This is far from the worst thing that could happen, but I like seeing my orange bubble, you know?
And then there’s the other (worse) situation! This happened for SUCH a long time for me.
Whenever I was on my laptop, the notification bell part at the top right corner would show an orange bubble thing, but when I pressed the bell, it wouldn’t show me my notifications! This was so frustrating because I’m on my laptop A LOT, and not being able to see my notifications while I was on it made life so much harder**!!
*LOL. Orange notification bubble thing are my new favourite words. Because BUBBLES. Also it’s sunset orangeeeee.
**First world problems, I knowwww BUT GAH. Not helping the trust issues thing.
5. Asking me to log in 10 000 times to have my comment posted
Okay, yes, maybe I’m exaggerating slightly.
And no, this isn’t the most horrible thing to have happened, just slightly frustrating at times when I try to post a comment on a blog (and I’m already signed into my account, mind you!) but then I can’t until I’ve signed in AGAIN. Am I being a tad unreasonable? Perhaps. 😛 But it is a disgrace! And WordPress has revoked its right to my trust for its simplicity!!
(Full disclosure: It’s not as bad as I make it sound, so don’t worry if you have a blog that does this! Just a small thing that in my eyes is totally unnecessary??? Like it’s so MEANINGLESS. I’m just confusedddd.)
6. Not showing pictures properly on the app after showing up perfectly fine on my laptop
I think it has to do with images in a gallery in particular? At least, from what I’ve noticed. And ahhh I wish there was something I could do about this? Because I tend to use galleries quite a bit, for book covers, as they’re super easy to organize. And they look really good!
UNLESS THEY’RE ON THE APP.
In which case I’ve seen either blanks or even just a link/code thingie …………………… WHERE ARE MY BOOKS???
*muffled screaming in frustration*
And I know there are a lot of people who probably read my posts on their phone, and so for them to not be able to bless their eyeballs with PRETTY COVERS is just a tragedy!! For my part, it takes so much more effort to open the post in an internet browser, and also my wifi is super slow.
SO WORDPRESS PLEEEEEASE #fixthis!!
7. Publishing my post based on the time I last revised it instead of when I was actually publishing it.
At least I think that’s what it was based off of? But this happened to me a few times, where I press publish but then I get like, no people visiting my post. And I check, and it says it posted yesterday or some odd thing like that.
(YOU SEE WHY I HAVE TRUST ISSUES NOW?)
I am now very very paranoid and always make sure to SAVE as a draft again before I publish, and have to check the date and time as well.
So much extra work.
8. Having a limit to the media storage space.
I still have quite a bit of storage left, thankfully, BUT I’m worried I’m going to run out of storage for photos? WHAT IF. You never know?? And then I’d be forced to, what, delete old photos??? But then they wouldn’t appear in the posts I used them in! I guess I would just have to start using the photo’s link instead?
But I’ve gotten used to uploading my photos! And what about my galleries??
LOOK AT THE AESTHETIC. This would all be lost without my photo-uploading ability!! I no longer trusttt WordPress with my media. *cries*
Yes, I realize you can upgrade and pay money for more storage, BUT MONEY. And me is broke. So.
9. Not publishing my post at its scheduled time.
Similar to #7, but also kind of different in the sense that I think this affected me the most, out of all of these? Like, I got over those issues. But this one? It happened maybe only a few times when I first started blogging, but ever since then I’ve been SO PARANOID.
I don’t even think it was WordPress’s fault, it was probably the time zone, but one time I tried scheduling a post in advance and it just DIDN’T WORK! I think one time it didn’t post, and another situation, it was at the wrong time (even though I swear I posted it at the right time!!) SO. Can you blame me for having trust issues after that?? 😛
Now, I sometimes even schedule a post for a certain time a few minutes beforehand (BECAUSE PARANOIA). “What if it doesn’t post on time?” Or even if I’ve scheduled it in advance, I’ll start WATCHING my phone obsessively for either the time or the notification from WP saying my post is scheduled.
YES I AM THAT EXTRA. Don’t laugh at me. xD
I was aiming for 10 reasons, buuuuut I think you guys have had enough of my overuse of question marks and screeching about WordPress glitches!! Ahem. (Also I can’t think of another reason at the moment because I haven’t had chocolate yet. So.)
Tell me!! Do you relate to any of these issues?? I may have gone slightly overboard with my paranoia and overall distrust (oops) BUT I think I got the general idea across? 😉
Don’t get me wrong, I do like using WordPress!! But of course from time to time there will inevitably be little mishaps here and there, which I just wanted to share, from my own experience!
Are there any other odd things that have happened to you on WordPress?? Can you offer any explanations for these odd happenings? LET US TALK.
Happppy Tuesday! Sending you all well wishes and hope your day is great/has been great. ❤ OH and feel free to tell me about your favourite type of chocolate, too! I’m feeling hungry!!