So…I have been having quite this tough time with this little blog of mine.
A few months ago, whenever I would try to open my blog and go to one of my posts from twitter, Facebook, etc., my security software would pop up and warn me that I was trying to open an infected site. I had absolutely no idea what to do and I still really don’t…but, somehow, it ended up fixing itself and the problem stopped happening. At least for a short time.
Now…we’re headed onto new and different issues. Every time I would try to tweet a link to any of my current posts, Twitter would tell me that ‘the action could not be completed and the tweet would be sent to my drafts.’ After doing some research, I discovered that the links wouldn’t tweet because they were appearing as compromised and containing possible malware.
What the whaaaa…!?
So, after reaching out to some blog friends, I discovered that the problem may have started happening when I changed my permalinks, which I had recently done in the past few months. Great. I narrowed down the issue but then came the hard part – figuring out how in the world to fix said issue. When it comes to computers and techie stuff, I can get by and usually find solutions to most problems, however, some are over my head. This one really had me stumped. No matter what I would do and no matter how many settings I would change, the same thing kept happening over and over again. My links were bad. All of the links that were sent out for my blog posts were bad. They would go nowhere. They would generate that fun ‘404’ error page with the shadow people standing around asking you if you really wanted to be somewhere else – and it happened everywhere – Twitter, Facebook, Feedly, and all of the others. Cool, huh? So…after spending ALL NIGHT googling solutions and reading articles, I realized that I skipped a major step when I changed my permalinks…I didn’t redirect any of my old links. I downloaded a plug-in and all seemed right with the world.
…Twitter still won’t recognize my links and if I try to open ones that are automatically generated when I publish a post, I still get a Twitter alert telling me that my site cannot be trusted. I did some recommended scans of my blog url and everything came up as showing that it was ‘safe content’ so, now, I don’t know what to do.
UGH!!! Can anyone help me!? I feel like I’m half way to having my site fixed and I just don’t know what I have to do to get the rest of the way!? I’m open to any suggestions or, if anyone can point in the direction of anyone that could give me some info, I would be much appreciative! Do you think I have a virus infecting my blog or is it still a problem with my links? Should I just scrap the whole blog and throw it in the trash? That’s, totally, what I was going to do last night…
Oh, the life of a blogger.
Wishing for help,
Something to share: Have you ever had a problem on your blog that you didn’t know how to fix? Do you manage your own blog or have behind-the-scene people that help?