Check Settings On Your WordPress Reader

If you have a WordPress site as I do, you might want to go into your WordPress Reader and check the settings on each of the sites you follow.

Earlier this week, I lost the ability to access any wordpress.com sites including my own. It took three days of frustrating attempts to figure out the problem before the ISP tech people isolated the problem to a “ping/no ping and track-back feature” that malfunctioned on my router. We were able to reset the router and that solved the problem.

I thought everything was back to normal but a quick check of my Reader revealed something else amiss.

Over half of the blogs I follow have been reset in the WordPress Reader to show both email and post settings for those sites had been turned off. I’m not sure if this problem has any relation to my router’s problem but it seems like a strange coincidence.

Did WordPress get hacked or did they just happen to have a ‘glitch’ the same time my router acted up? No idea, but I’m spending time today to check and reset each and every one of my followed sites. You may want to do the same.

15 thoughts on “Check Settings On Your WordPress Reader

  1. Thanks, Jack. I’ll have a look at mine – not that I’ll be able to sort out by technical means anything that might be amiss. I usually revert to the ‘kick the washing machine’ repair method (virtually speaking, of course). 🙂

  2. My problem was exactly the same last week – a ping/no ping problem that required my router to be reset. I should go check my settings as well. What a pain! Thanks, Jack. Guess I’m going to be busy today!

  3. It seems that several people have had the same problem as you, Jack. It was very thoughtful of you to write such a helpful post. I haven’t found anything wrong with mine yet, but then again, I haven’t been on my blog much lately. (I’m trying to give the addiction up – for a while, at least.)

      • I’ve seriously thought of stopping blogging, Jack. But when it comes down to it, I enjoy writing my posts, particularly my travel/history ones. They do take time, though. Just resizing all the photos takes ages, for a start. I’ll plod on for a while, see how it goes. I’m glad you got your ‘Reader’ problems sorted out. That was very strange.

      • I can appreciate all the time it takes to publish your blogs but as a reader of your posts, I’d say the effort you put into them is so worth it–always interesting reads full of fascinating history and great pictures. I learn so much on your blog site. Here’s to reading more from you! (raises a glass high) Cheers!

      • Thank you! It’s nice to know you like my historical posts. But I don’t need to tell you how interesting all history is! Up with the Celts!

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