I’m having problems today. The pingback I created on my most recent post ‘Turning a House into a Home’ hasn’t worked, the link sends me to our Photo Challenge Old and New on Weekly Prompts but there’s no visible pingback.
Obviously, I’ve done all the right things, but before I camp on the doorstep of WordPress and beg for help I shall try a test from this page.
If this works it must mean the fault is with my article, and that being the case I will need to copy the content from my faulty page delete the original and create a new one.
If This test doesn’t work then I can only assume that the fault is with my account which means I’ll need to contact WordPress and beg for help!
So Fingers Crossed!
Update: 5:00 PM 27th April (UK time)
I’m impressed at how quickly WordPress responded to my cry for help, the message below was the second response today.
Message received earlier today from WordPress
Many thanks for getting back to me with the extra information, it’s been really helpful in trying to find an answer for you.
I’ve done some investigation into this and it looks like this is a rare, intermittent issue – but you’re absolutely right in the fact that you should be seeing those pingbacks.
A factor that makes this issue intermittent relates to a comment flooding mechanism.
Our developers are aware of occasional issues with pingbacks not appearing, and are looking into it. I’ve reported the information you’ve provided to our developers to help them on their way.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like this issue will be fixed quickly. It’s a very intermittent issue that’s difficult to reproduce, and our developers need to reproduce the issue to try to fix it.
I know the above doesn’t offer a resolve, but I am hoping it offers an explanation.
I hope the above helps.
There’s nothing else I can do, and I feel pretty useless that I’m unable fix my own problem.