Status Report

The current situation on BlogClan, how we’re planning to fix it, and what to expect over the next week.

Hello all! As you’ve probably already noticed, BlogClan has been having some… issues. Visual bugs, comments disappearing, and a number of other bugs you’ve been telling us about over the past few days.

You see, WordPress has made some changes behind the scenes in their latest update, and this has been wreaking havoc with a number of pieces of software we use to run the blog.

The good news is that this is fixable. The bad news is that it’ll take a little while.

In order to fix these bugs, we will need to overhaul a number of systems used to build BlogClan, which will also impact the design of the site itself.

Over the next week, BlogTeam will be working hard to make these changes and fix the issues you’ve been experiencing.

Your faithful mods ask for your patience as they work on those updates.

Starting at 11am BST on Wednesday 26th August (click to view in your local time zone), BlogClan will enter maintenance mode, meaning you will be unable to access the blog or its content. We will, however, be keeping a version of BlogChat running on the front page, and BlogTeam will be working to keep it open as much as possible in order to give you some small substitute for the blog itself.

We will return to action with all changes complete on Saturday 29th August at 3pm BST.

When we return, you can expect BlogClan to look very different to how it does right now. Most crucially, the bugs of the past few days should vanish, and comments should once again be visible (including any made over the past few days).

Not only that, the site will likely run significantly faster with these updates in place.

We understand that this has been a frustrating time, and BlogTeam thanks you for your patience.

In the meantime, we’ll keep you updated with any significant news, and we look forward to seeing you on the flipside!

Hazel

Hazel

Kate Cary's child. Quiet agent of BlogTeam, lurking in the shadows. (Picrew avatar by https://twitter.com/poika_)

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Coldheart
Coldheart
August 24, 2020 12:27 am

What about Ivystream and Lionkit(Lionsky) birthday’s😮😿 Will we miss them?😮😿😢
I love BlogClan. Thanks so much Blogteam and everyone for making everyone welcome, safe and happy! Your the best! Special thanks to all that are having like 0 percent peace trying to do school and the Blog! We all apreaciate and thank you.

Echopaw
Echopaw
August 24, 2020 11:25 am

wow, yes i am experiencing the comments disappearing bug. a big thank you to all mods who are working to keep the blog going!

Stormpaw (Storm That Strikes Flaming Tree)
Stormpaw (Storm That Strikes Flaming Tree)
August 24, 2020 3:30 pm

I wondered what was happening when my messages were disappearing and not showing up

Stormtail (Storm)
Stormtail (Storm)
August 24, 2020 6:37 pm

Awesome! Okie dokie! Thank you for all of the hard work you do both behind the scenes and to keep us company, BlogTeam! 🙂 You guys are literally amazing!!!!

Willowstep (Wistep)
Willowstep (Wistep)
August 24, 2020 8:11 pm

Alright! Thanks for working so hard to fix this. 🙂

Larkfeather
Larkfeather
August 24, 2020 9:33 pm

okay so i know no one but BlogMods will see this buuuuuut…

What if for part of the update you added a function that notifies you whenever you are mentioned in a comment or if someone replies to your comment. You could also follow Pages and Secret Pages so that you can be notified whenever something new is posted on them.

Idk its just a suggestion, but it sounds cool! and also I understand that this will prob not happen since itll probably take a long time to add that function, but still

Embers of a Winter Dawn (Emberdawn)
Embers of a Winter Dawn (Emberdawn)
August 24, 2020 9:50 pm
Reply to  Larkfeather

Hey, Larkfeather 🙂 I replied to you in BlogChat already, but I’ll repost it here so others can see it when the blog is fixed: while it is a good idea, it could take a lot to install something like that. Plus, I think it’d be limited at best and from what I’ve found in some preliminary research, there’s no way to have it be personalized (i.e., if someone wants the emails, they can get them, but if someone else doesn’t want them, they can turn it off for them).

Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
August 25, 2020 4:50 pm

patiently waiting 😛 can’t wait for everything to be back to normal!

🔅✨It's a wild Doctor Strange Addict! (Brambleheart)✨🔅
🔅✨It's a wild Doctor Strange Addict! (Brambleheart)✨🔅
September 2, 2020 2:28 am
Reply to  Hazel

Bonjour.

Blossomspirit
Blossomspirit
September 1, 2020 8:15 pm

Hi i am new, and i need help logging in. Would my password be my email?

Embers of a Winter Dawn (Emberdawn)
Embers of a Winter Dawn (Emberdawn)
September 2, 2020 1:09 am
Reply to  Blossomspirit

No, but you would have received an email to verify your account 🙂 You can also reset your password if that doesn’t work!

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