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Anyone Else Noticing WordPress Links Not Working?

August 29, 2011

For the past three days linking a URL to a post has been impossible due to a WordPress malfunction.  Anyone else experiencing the same as I am?  It is getting rather tiresome. 

When highlighting text and trying to place the link, while the normal window opens and the URL can be pasted, there is no way to add it to the blog post.  There is also no way to view all the past blog posts in the window and add old content as a URL.

I have tried to make links work on three seperate computers and have found no way to make it happen.

It also appears that the help desk of WordPress has evaporated too….


  1. September 7, 2011 12:05 AM

    I just found out the remedy to this matter.

    I downloaded Firefox….and run my blog from this program…and the linking problem is solved!!

    Very pleased!!!!

  2. August 31, 2011 6:47 AM

    Thanks for this, dekerivers – I tried exploring a number of support forums this morning and decided to try switching browsers to Google Chrome. And would you believe it, the adding of links suddenly worked! I don’t like Google Chrome at all, aesthetically or otherwise, so it’s not a long-term solution, but if you do have things you want to be getting on with in the meantime you could give it a try.

    I couldn’t even seem to contact support at all. When I tried to go through the process it wouldn’t actually go anywhere. And like you, on my Dashboard, when I try using the Help button the various items appear for a split second and then suddenly vanish. It does
    appear to be a problem affecting a number of WordPress users, and the issue of browsers (for whatever reason…) seems to be a common thread.

    Many thanks for replying

  3. August 31, 2011 5:46 AM


    Thanks for your reply.

    Here is my latest message to WP.

    I am still not able to use links. I have IE8, have not made any changes to my computer, have not added any plugins,and still have had no ability to use links for about 5 days. I have tried to use 3 different computers and all have the same problem concerning my blog. I also have no way to connect to the support staff as that also no longer functions. When I hit the ‘help’ button a box opens a series of printed options appears for a split-second and then disappears, leaving me a blank box. When I try to post a link the insert link box opens but the link url once pasted then opens a “are you sure you want to leave this page” insert with the options of leave page or stay on page. Neither allows for the link to be posted.

    I know staff support is working on this but I want to continue to impress the problems still exist. I have blogged for years and posted over 5,000 separate items and know this is not a problem at my end. Something happened at the WordPress end.

  4. August 31, 2011 1:25 AM

    I’m having the exact same problem,just on a day when I have some important links to post! And yes, the help desk has vanished. Have you had any luck since you first posted this?

  5. August 29, 2011 10:35 PM

    I have no idea why my links do not, on any computer, when creating new posts. I also noted in WP forum today that some others were also exp. this problem….I really want to have it fixed for the sake of my readers.

  6. August 29, 2011 10:05 PM

    My links work fine.

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