Some of You Won’t See This Post

June 27, 2008 @ 10:24 am | Filed under:

…for a few days, that is. Argh. I’ve got a little bloggy glitch going on, a complication having to do with the server and a plug-in, which may be preventing some of you from seeing my most recent posts when you click the blog’s main page. It’s a caching issue: some browsers are viewing an older version of the blog rather than the most recent. For example, I’ve just heard from one friend that when she clicks on my blog today, she’s not seeing anything I’ve posted since June 24th. That means she’s missing about four posts.

In her case, she knew she was missing something because she subscribes to my feed in Google Reader. If you read my feed, you’re seeing all the posts. And you can click through directly to individual posts and see them here, with the comments. It’s only when you (and only some of you; it doesn’t seem to be happening to everyone—if you are logged in, for example, it won’t happen) click to the main blog site that the problem is occurring.

A workaround until I find a solution: click on the top post title in “Recent Comments.” Then you’ll see an arrow link to the title of the next post, and from that one, you can click to the next, and so on. Not ideal, but it’s a temporary fix. You might also try emptying your browser cache. And of course subbing to the feed is another good option. 🙂

Thanks for putting up with me while I get this sorted out. Maybe I’ll add a note to the sidebar until then, because this post won’t show up for many of you until next week, most likely.

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12 Reponses | Comments Feed
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    Jane Wiley says:

    Mom! It’s fixed down here! I went to the homepage, five minutes after we looked, and ALL THE POSTS WERE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it fixed totally? I don’t know, but it’s working here!

    Note: If you really want to know, that’s 25 exclaimation points, plus three more, two before, one after. Is exclaimation spelled correctly?


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    Melissa Wiley says:

    Is exclaimation spelled correctly?

    Nope. You have an extra i. :::mwah:::

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    Jane Wiley says:

    Oops! Is it exclamation? I thought it might be, but I wasn’t sure.

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    Jennifer says:

    Y’all are funny.

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    Margaret in Minnesota says:

    Did you fix the glitch? ‘Cause I got this one right away! 🙂

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    Christine says:

    Not fixed. 🙁 If I come to your blog through Google Reader or your homepage, I see all of your posts; however, if I click “Home”, then I only see posts from June 24 and prior.

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    Christine says:

    I don’t know what just changed, but now it seems to be fixed. 🙂 I am getting this post when I click “Home”.

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    Anna says:

    Hmm, for a minute I thought you had worked some internet magic to let me in on a secret.
    Well, I’ve not had any problems, but I rely on bloglines to tap me on the shoulder.

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    Alice Gunther says:

    All showing up well.

    Love the learning in action exchange between you and Jane! She is beautiful.

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    Beth says:

    I always spell exclamation that way, the first time.

    I’ve not had problems seeing new posts, here.

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    Melissa Wiley says:

    Smart Michele Quigley figured out that once you leave a comment, you see the most recent posts (not an older cached version) until I post again.

    So that explains why both Jane and Christine found it working correctly after they left their initial comments.

    Margaret, just curious: were you logged in to WordPress/this blog? No, wait, you can’t have been, because my Bonny Glen icon is showing up on your comment. If you create a user name and log in, you get your own avatar. I think. Anyway, Michele discovered that being logged in alleviates the caching problem as well. Which explains why Beth, whose avatar tells me she’s logged in, hasn’t experienced the problem.