My Wordpress blog subscribers aren't getting updates.
October 4, 2012 5:28 AM Subscribe
Blog at Dreamhost, using Wordpress - After many months of posting with few to no email issues, the last two posts did not send emails to my subscribers. Suggestions?
posted by Glinn to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
For the second time in a row, a new post at my blog did not go out to my subscribers. The widget I am using is Epicwin but I'm hoping someone can suggest a widget that will work or alternatively, an explanation for why this may have happened? Wordpress does update periodically, and may have updated between the last post that emailed correctly, and the last two that did not.
I have had issues in the past with my emails going to spam. Last time that seemed to be caused by my using an email address for new post emails that did not have the blog address in it, so I changed it to my blog email address (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org rather than email@example.com). This seemed to fix the problem.
One other thing that may or may not be relevant, is that my theme has wanted to update for many months, but I have chosen not to update it because I'm worried about re-creating all the changes I made to it. I've been told this probably won't affect security or anything dire. (If useful, it is the Scherzo theme by Leon Paternoster)
I switched from SpamFree Wordpress to Akismet recently, but that did not affect the first couple posts/emails after installing it. Any suggestions related to this issue are welcome!