Way to go, WordPress…

I know I am not the only one to have realised that WordPress have ‘lost’ the reblog button. This has been going on for several days now, and at the time of writing, I have seen no sign of its return. It is, we are assured, the result of some unknown technical issue that has the Happiness Engineers unhappily engineering and not, we are reassured, the deliberate result of tinkering or the removal of a function that plays a huge part in the sense of community around here.

When I am away, I cannot do cut-and-paste reblogs, nor use ‘Press This’ from my recalcitrant phone… so I use the reblog button to share many of the writephoto prompt contributions. I am not happy about being unable to do so due to the technical glitch.

We are assured that normal service will be resumed just as soon as the Happiness Engineers figure out what is going on…

Meanwhile, I am catching up and emails, comments, posts and reblogs… so normal service will shortly resume here too 😉

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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70 Responses to Way to go, WordPress…

  1. jenanita01 says:

    For one horrible moment, I thought it was something I said, as I had recently blogged about the joys of reblogging. I do hope it comes back, for, like you, I will miss its demise most acutely…

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  2. Mary Smith says:

    I hope if enough people make enough noise WordPress will reinstal the reblog button. I don’t think the Happiness Engineers get why bloggers want to re-blog posts.

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  3. Jack Eason says:

    It took them three days to answer my query Sue. If it takes them that long to do something as simple as emailing me, god only knows how long it will take them to fix it! For years WP has employed patches to their software package instead of sending through a freshly written, non patched software package!!! It is inevitable that sooner or later any patch will malfunction, given the amount of redundant software not removed…

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  4. Technically speaking, I have quite a small brain, so I never know what to do when this kind of thing occurs 😦

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  5. It is such a wonderful tool to give reach to excellent posts Sue and I agree that part of the community feel to WordPress will be lost if it does not return.

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      They assure us that it is a bug, Diana, not a deliberateremoval of the button. I can see them losing a lot of traffic if they don’t fix it…so many bloggers use it, especially those who have paid for the Business Plan, monetised their sites and need high page views to justify their investment.
      I just find it really annoying…and I do not like letting the photo prompt writers down by being unable to share their work effectively.

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  7. I went into my WP Admin settings to the Sharing tab, and dragged that little sucker right back where it belongs.

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  8. After multiple chats with different happiness engineers, one of them sent me this link. I refreshed it today. Fortunately, it is a bug, not an unpublicized feature change. Unfortunately, they have no idea how long it will take to fix. Here’s the link:

    https://github.com/Automattic/wp-calypso/issues/22491

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  9. barbtaub says:

    I’d SO reblog this if only I could…

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  10. trentpmcd says:

    Thanks Sue. I was hoping you had some secret, but it looks like you are as lost as the rest of us. I hope they fix it soon!

    I am assuming that when you do use the “Press This” that you copy text from the original and paste it into the message. Something like that?

    Thanks.

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      At home and with a PC, Trent, I just cut and paste, add a link and tags and schedule as if it were one of my own posts. When I use Press This…which is rare since they changed how it works last year… I highlight a block of text before pressing the button and it copies it over though it does so without photos. Better than nothing, but NOT how I want to be able to work!

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  11. Jennie says:

    Thank you for saying what we are all feeling!

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  14. willowdot21 says:

    WordPress!! Wordmess I need to send my eldest in! 🌹

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  15. I spent a couple of days troubleshooting this until I heard from a friend of a friend of a blogger who sometimes uses WordPress that it was a glitch on the server side. Then the re-blog button came back.

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