I just wanted to update our readers as to what is happening at That’s What I’m Talking About.
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that pretty much every post I scheduled was “missing schedule.” This is a WordPress issue, and I’m not entirely sure what causes it. All I know is that I wasn’t having a problem, and suddenly I was having a significant one.
What does “missed schedule” mean? It means that when I schedule a post to go “live” at a certain date and time, that post stays “scheduled,” and never goes live to the public. In order to push it through, I have to log into my blog, open the post, and republish it. This is very frustrating, as I schedule 99% of my posts ahead of time. After talking to a few people on Twitter, Googling the issue, and finally speaking with a Go Daddy representative, it was suggested that I try a plugin that was specifically created to solve this very annoying problem (apparently it’s not an uncommon issue). The plugin “scans” the blog, and if it sees a post that missed its schedule time, it pushes it through. Yea! Problem solved… or not.
Unfortunately, what’s happening is that WordPress isn’t recognizing the posts as being published, even though they are. This means that WordPress isn’t sending out emails about new posts, nor is it publicizing the post on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. It also seems to be impacting my feed; however, it looks like all the posts eventually make it on the feed, but usually it’s 24-48 hours late. This post worked because I manually pushed it through. Edited to add: Apparently, even with me attempting to manually push this post through, the publicizing piece still has issues. I’m continuing to play with it to see if I can do something.
So what does that mean for our readers? First – our reviews and content are continuing to be published everyday Sunday – Friday. You can visit the site and read our posts anytime. Second – if you connect with posts via Twitter or Facebook, you should still be okay because I’m manually publicizing on those social media sites. However, if you keep up with That’s What I’m Talking About via email, you are missing out on 99% of our new material. Also, if you find out about new posts via a feed burner, you *may* be missing some posts, that’s still not clear.
I’m hoping WordPress sends an updated version soon, and that it will solve my issues. Meanwhile, I’m hoping to find someone much more knowledgeable than I to help me work on a better solution. Until then, I ask for your patience in dealing with my website woes. Each one of our readers is important to me and I hope you will continue to visit That’s What I’m Talking About. Remember – new material is being generated, so please drop by and read our reviews!
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