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Author Topic: What's This With WordPress?  (Read 870 times)

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What's This With WordPress?
« on: February 17, 2020, 03:23:22 am »
I'm on my lunch break at work and just tried to make a quick post. I have used this computer before with no issues. Here's what I get, every time, with both Chrome and Edge (Windows 10):

I thought the Forum software was SMF. Why am I getting a WordPress error message?

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Re: What's This With WordPress?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 01:53:54 pm »
I'm on my lunch break at work and just tried to make a quick post. I have used this computer before with no issues. Here's what I get, every time, with both Chrome and Edge (Windows 10):

I thought the Forum software was SMF. Why am I getting a WordPress error message?

The forum is SMF. The main site is Wordpress. The wiki is Docuwiki. All three are linked somewhat.  Unfortunately, I can't read anything important (like the address bar, the Wordfence message, etc.) in that screenshot so I can't tell you what might be happening. :(
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Re: What's This With WordPress?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2020, 02:41:36 am »
The forum is SMF. The main site is Wordpress. The wiki is Docuwiki. All three are linked somewhat.  Unfortunately, I can't read anything important (like the address bar, the Wordfence message, etc.) in that screenshot so I can't tell you what might be happening. :(

Please PM me a good email address for you. I'll send you the original photo----Eric.

Edit To Add: And this time it worked with no issues. On the same computer. Crazy.
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Re: What's This With WordPress?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 08:30:59 pm »
Please PM me a good email address for you. I'll send you the original photo----Eric.

Edit To Add: And this time it worked with no issues. On the same computer. Crazy.
Original photo sent; it was 7 MB. If that's too big for your inbox, let me know and I'll crunch it and re-send.

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Re: What's This With WordPress?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 08:18:23 am »
Original photo sent; it was 7 MB. If that's too big for your inbox, let me know and I'll crunch it and re-send.

I got it and just looked at it. Unfortunately, it is even less helpful than most Wordfence messages. Wordfence is a necessary "defense system" for this website. It helps prevent hacking and blocks a huge number of bots and other nastiness. Unfortunately, it occasionally blocks legit usage when something weird goes on with a connection to the site or someone has their browser configured to behave in an abnormal manner that makes it look like a script pretending to be a browser. The former problem generally only affects a few pages of the site and usually self-corrects with time (as you saw). The later problem generally affects every page on the site and is fixed by the user reconfiguring their browser to look like a browser. :)
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