WordPress 2.5x having troubling publishing posts?

Five times in the past 3-4 weeks I’ve written and published a post on this blog only to come back a day later and see it not actually published and live. What’s going on?

The question in my mind is: am I actually publishing the post or just hitting Save? As you can see … the two buttons are side-by-side in the WordPress screen where you write posts.

Although I can’t be sure, I don’t think so. I never click Save, because WP auto-saves posts every few minutes. And I’m pretty sure I can’t have made that mistake so many times.

So I’m wondering if there’s a bug in WordPress … and if anyone else has noticed it. I think there is, and I think I might even know where/when it is. I say where/when, because my guess is that the problem might be occuring when two things happen at the same time: WordPress auto-saves a post, and simultaneously, I click Publish.

I wonder if anyone else has seen this issue. To help me find out, I’m now going to very deliberately click PUBLISH.


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  • Yes, I’ve noticed this as well. I now verify every post is showing once I publish it. It doesn’t appear to happen on future posts at all, so I think it may be a failing in the save>publish function.

  • Interesting! I’m glad at least one other person has found this … now I have greater grounds to hope that I’m not, in fact, losing my marbles.