Is it just me or is WordPress all jacked up for everyone else, too?

What’s the dealio?

WP is telling me I’m not following folks that I’ve been following, like, forever…

I keep getting the same notification over and over and over and over and over and over…

Which isn’t quite so bad since my little Pavlov notification light isn’t lighting up to notify me how awesome I am…

Seems like ever since they jacked up the toolbar with another “upgrade” (I can’t believe they took away the search tool after I went and did that in-depth (yes, and strange…I know, I know) less than pointy “Pro” Tip about it) things have gone haywire (what is haywire anyway?) around here.

Is it just me or do I need to release my unreasonable Wrath of Khurt on some poor, unsuspecting WP Support dude*…

You know, as a way of showing my Thanksgiving cheer…


UPDATE: Just had Pam of WP Support (she was so awesome I had no chance to unleash my wrath) in a chat and she says that the notifications are being worked on right now, which is probably why my little Pavlov awesome me light isn’t working, and which may be causing all my other issues, as well. Standing by.


*non gender-specific




About Kurt Brindley

He is tall but he hopes to accomplish more in life than just that...
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33 Responses to Is it just me or is WordPress all jacked up for everyone else, too?

  1. M.A. says:

    FYI I haven’t been having any problems at all, certainly nothing like what you’re describing. That’s probably not much help, but I thought I’d let you know.

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  2. M.A. says:

    Has it just been messing with you today, or has this been going on for a while?


  3. I have the same problem with the notification lights and missing notifications. Have not checked the “follow’ problem, but will.

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  4. M.A. says:

    @John and @Kurt. That sucks. And it’s troubling that you’re nowhere near each other geographically. I hope you guys can get it worked out. Have a good holiday.


  5. R. Todd says:

    I’ve noticed a few glitches. The other day, the daily post had no link backs, but I have not noticed the issue that you are talking about.

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    • Hey thanks! I was just in chat with support and she saw your comment and said it was helpful. Just updated the post but they are having problems with notifications and are working on it; could be what is causing all my issues. Just have to wait and see if they get resolved. Thanks again, R.

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  6. WP developers keep messing with things making “improvements”. I don’t know who is giving them input on how to make improvements or maybe they just have to do something for a paycheck, but I have not liked one “improvement” they have made recently (their improvements are much more annoying than people like me who post photos of cats). And yes, I discover people I’ve been following I’m not following anymore for no reason. The following/not following issue is pretty random.

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    • Yeah, I hear ya loud and clear on that one, brother. I like new toys and upgrades as much as anyone but lately they’ve been swingin’ and missin’. I just updated the post and support says they’re working on the notification issue and it may be causing the other issues…standing fast.


  7. Rose Red says:

    It’s good to know that support is so helpful. I have had issues before where Notifications keep lighting up when there are no more new ones. I have also found a few people unfollowed that I know I would not have done so. I was starting to think I was unfollowing people in my sleep.

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  8. kanzensakura says:

    I’ve had several posts about my “possessed” like button, blogs I follow that suddenly I don’t follow, and people commenting back to me the same thing. I haven’t gotten any response back from WP nor does anyone else have any clue.

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  9. TF for your update. I’m getting mightily pissed off by missing notifications from some of my favourite blogs. And I’m furious the latest upgrade means the removal of the ‘Random Post’ facility which is a brilliant way to explore a blog.

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  10. marialla says:

    Yes, I have noticed that WP is jnot what it used to be but I live with it – sadly so. Mari

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  11. I believe the word “Haywire” refers to haywire or the wire used to bind a bale of hay. Because it is very tight; when cut; it tends to spring in every direction thereby going “Haywire”

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  12. Brenda Lee says:

    I haven’t noticed anything out of the norm.

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  13. Julia Manuel says:

    I really wish there was a Search option…it DRIVES me that there isn’t. Boo! Hisses.
    Glad your awesome you light will be flashing how awesome you are soon ☺

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  14. DotedOn says:

    It’s working terribly here too!!
    I miss the search button. The reader updates without my consent and I have to keep scrolling down to see where I was reading… I thought it was only me… So glad I’m not alone :)

    Liked by 1 person


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