The Auto-Fill and Reply Button Problems

A reader brought up the issue of the failure of auto-fill for some people on WordPress on my last post. It’s an issue I have myself, but was too lazy to do anything about it.

However, it is a pain in the neck, and as it’s affecting someone else I thought I should make the effort to check it out. I asked Martin Fuller of Build Business about it, who deals with all the technical stuff for me.

It appears the problem is some sort of compatibility issue between Google Chrome (which I use) and the theme I use from Elegant Themes™.

The company that produces the Elegant Themes™ group of themes is apparently working on the issue. This has been going on for some time now, so hopefully a solution isn’t too far away.


Reply Button Problem

The “reply” button in the comments stopped working recently. We thought we had a fix, but a test by a reader didn’t work out. Martin is still working on this issue.  It may be that it cannot be fixed. Martin reports my theme design, which I’ve been using since I began the website, has become unresponsive. I don’t entirely understand what that means, but I know I can trust him!


New Website Theme

Anyway, the reply button issue, and some other things that have come up recently, mean that in the not too distant future the website will have a new look. I don’t really want to change. I like my site the way it is. Some may think it’s a bit provincial, but then so am I.

But, after Martin discussing it with me for over a year, I’ve finally said I’ll do it.

Cartoon smartphone confusionBecause I’ve been out of the workforce so long, it’s got to the stage where technology changes scare me a bit. I worry that I’m not going to be able to cope, or won’t be able to work out what to do. It certainly takes me longer to learn new technology these days.

I still haven’t even worked out my smartphone properly. My mother asks me to help with hers, and thinks I’m just being difficult when I can’t help her. She doesn’t believe I’m now not that much better off than her when it comes to computers.

I turned 55 at the end of last year. I don’t think that’s old, but maybe I’m fooling myself.

Far Side Cartoon: My Brain is Full


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7 Responses to “The Auto-Fill and Reply Button Problems”

  1. Randall Schenck says:

    Old? You are just a baby. However, we all know that new and improved is not always better. Microsoft versions have proven this quite often. Over at PCC’s site it stopped auto filling the name and email some time ago. Another upgrade, I’m sure. I retired from the workforce 17 years ago and was not exactly a wiz at any of this computer stuff then. Anyway, I am one of those old folks who thinks maybe people are getting too dependent and addicted to some of this stuff.

  2. Lee Knuth says:

    Know what you mean. Technology seems to be evolving faster than my brain be able to handle it. As long as you continue your posts all will be well in my mind.

  3. I have a weird problem with WordPress. On some sites (like yours), my Likes are registered. On other sites, they are not. When I click Like on those sites, a small white empty popup appears, and my Like is not added to the total. Also, I am able to subscribe successfully to some WP blogs, but not to others. I tried to get help on this from the WordPress community but never heard back. It’s kind of frustrating!

    • I had the problem of not being able to subscribe to Jerry’s site at one point. I eventually worked out it was because of the WordPress manage my subscriptions page, which I found really confusing. What had happened is that when I opted out of comments for some posts that I had previously been receiving comments for, it interpreted that as my never wanting to subscribe to the site. I can’t remember what I did or how I fixed it unfortunately (it was several years ago), but I recommend playing around with the settings on your WordPress ‘Blogs I Follow’ page.

  4. Andrea Kenner says:

    I guess I didn’t realize there were settings there! I worry about messing with them, because they work for SOME things now! Thanks!

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