This is a page for me to document and for you to follow the problems I have had/am having with this site. I have provided a seminal clip in the history of the technology world, even (especially?) Bill Gates has technology problems sometimes!
10-19-2007, 12:34am – I realized that the way WordPress is set up, I am able to track a lot of different types of statistics about my site, but the one part I can not really track is the number of people who subscribe to my site through the rss feed provided by WordPress. I signed up for a free feedburner rss feed and changed all the links on my page to link to that feed, but I can’t tell how many people subscribed previously. Also, each web browser has an automatic rss detector which I cannot redirect to the feedburner link, since the site is hosted by WordPress for free. From what I understand, WordPress used to track rss stats, but they discontinued that feature a few months back, hopefully they will bring that feature back some point soon. Otherwise, if anyone subscribed to the original version of the feed, hopefully they will unsubscribe to that one and subscribe to the new one instead.
9-15-2007, 10:52pm – OK, it didn’t take very long, but WordPress seems to have fixed whatever was wrong with the links and tags.
9-15-2007, 6pm – Alright, I don’t know what’s going on with WordPress at the moment, but throughout the course of the last day and a half the list of webpages I link to and the tag categories have disappeared from my page and all my posts have been listed as uncategorized posts. I have checked the individual posts themselves and in the editable data it still lists the correct tags, it is just that those tags are not showing up on any of the pages you could see.
At this point, the list of weblinks has returned, but the tags have not. I hope this will clear up on its own, if it doesn’t, I will be contacting WordPress when their tech support reopens on Monday.
12-23-07, 4:45pm – OK, I was able to create one post today, but there were two other things I wanted to post about, but when I went back to WordPress I couldn’t use the WYSIWYG interface. This problem started around 4:45pm, hopefully the interface is just being upgraded, let’s see how long this problem will take to fix.
12-23-07, 5:00pm – The WYSIWYG problem has already been fixed, 15 minutes or wasn’t bad at all
3-8-08, 6:00pm – I tried using feedburner to manage my site statistics and implement email updates, but have not been successful, I keep getting the message “Your feed filesize is larger than 512K. You need to reduce its size in order for FeedBurner to process it.” I’ve tried going to the feedburner help for this problem, but that didn’t fix the problem. For now, I’m not sure what I can do about it.
3-9-08, 4:30pm – Thanks to the GREAT user base from WordPress.com, I was able to solve the Feedburner problem by reducing the number of posts that WordPress would put into my default feed, now the feed is set to 100 posts.
3-20-08, 12:15am – I have been writing 99% of my articles while on Firefox, but while trying to create this last article, I was having problems adding links, I would highlight the text I wanted to turn into a link, but when I’d click on the link button, the pop up window would appear, but would remain blank. I ended up writing that post in IE7 and it worked just fine. I figured out how to fix the problem though, I cleared my cache and cookies and now the Firefox link pop up works just fine.
4-14-08, 10:30pm – Now that WordPress has updated their interface, I’ve been having problems again adding links and pictures to posts using the WISIWYG interface through BOTH Firefox and IE7, I need to see if the forum or tech support has any solutions.
4-14-08, 10:45pm – Well, I figured out the problem before going to the forum or tech support. I needed to edit pages on non-secure pages (http instead of the https pages that I normally use). Now I need to contact WordPress to figure out why this is the case.