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Authoring & Writing Content

I have a post that I have been working on for several days now and it will now not save or publish. What can I do to save it? Do I have to copy it to another post and name it s

Thanks very much for your responses. I tried emptying cache - that didn't fix it. I ended up just opening another copy of the posts that had less saved to it and I ended up losing only a little bit of work but I already had it written in word so it turned out ok. I have not idea what causes that. Sometimes it goes away on its own. This time it didn't.

Thanks very much for your help!

Barbara

I just had the same problem and I am not sure why or what I did wrong, but here is how I fixed it. I copied the entire post and started over with a new post and pasted the information to the new one....It worked and after I was sure it was published, I deleted the one that wouldn't work. I think I know what I did wrong on the first one, I think it had to do with trying to redirect a domain to the site too early (but, not positive)! Good Luck!

Hi, Barbara

Like others have said, copy the updated content to a word doc, then try these steps in this order:

1. Cold boot (shut completely off) your computer
2. Shut all apps you’re not using
3. Clear all browser cache
4. Try a different browser
5. Disable all wordPress plugins
6. Notify Site Support

Go back to where you wrote it (Site Content or the Block Editor) and try publishing again between steps 3, 4, & 5.

If you have another computer you can try publishing it on that.

Frank

Do you know what causes this to happen? Sometimes it goes away on it's own but this time it didn't.

Thanks very much for your response.

Barbara

That has never happened to me, Barbara. It could be many things.

My suspicion is that you may be having an intermittent problem involving a WordPress plugin and the Block Editor.

Frank

As others have said, save it to word doc. You might also try clearing your cache, Barbara!

Jeff

If it's already published, there should be an update button that appears as soon as you make a change. You are doing this directly in your site's admin area, not in Site Content?

Also, you can't have duplicate permalinks. WP will automatically add a number to the end of the slug to make it unique.

I didn't want to start over because I had already made a lot of progress on it. I just opened up a new copy of it and it had less on it so I already had it on a word doc so I didn't have to start from the beginning. I just deleted the bad one.

thanks very much,
Barbara

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I have a post that won't save or publish what can i do?

I have a post that won't save or publish what can i do?

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Authoring & Writing Content

I have a post that I have been working on for several days now and it will now not save or publish. What can I do to save it? Do I have to copy it to another post and name it s

Thanks very much for your responses. I tried emptying cache - that didn't fix it. I ended up just opening another copy of the posts that had less saved to it and I ended up losing only a little bit of work but I already had it written in word so it turned out ok. I have not idea what causes that. Sometimes it goes away on its own. This time it didn't.

Thanks very much for your help!

Barbara

I just had the same problem and I am not sure why or what I did wrong, but here is how I fixed it. I copied the entire post and started over with a new post and pasted the information to the new one....It worked and after I was sure it was published, I deleted the one that wouldn't work. I think I know what I did wrong on the first one, I think it had to do with trying to redirect a domain to the site too early (but, not positive)! Good Luck!

Hi, Barbara

Like others have said, copy the updated content to a word doc, then try these steps in this order:

1. Cold boot (shut completely off) your computer
2. Shut all apps you’re not using
3. Clear all browser cache
4. Try a different browser
5. Disable all wordPress plugins
6. Notify Site Support

Go back to where you wrote it (Site Content or the Block Editor) and try publishing again between steps 3, 4, & 5.

If you have another computer you can try publishing it on that.

Frank

Do you know what causes this to happen? Sometimes it goes away on it's own but this time it didn't.

Thanks very much for your response.

Barbara

That has never happened to me, Barbara. It could be many things.

My suspicion is that you may be having an intermittent problem involving a WordPress plugin and the Block Editor.

Frank

As others have said, save it to word doc. You might also try clearing your cache, Barbara!

Jeff

If it's already published, there should be an update button that appears as soon as you make a change. You are doing this directly in your site's admin area, not in Site Content?

Also, you can't have duplicate permalinks. WP will automatically add a number to the end of the slug to make it unique.

I didn't want to start over because I had already made a lot of progress on it. I just opened up a new copy of it and it had less on it so I already had it on a word doc so I didn't have to start from the beginning. I just deleted the bad one.

thanks very much,
Barbara

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Hi, I have been accepted as an Etsy affiliate and would like to see a couple of websites with any niche that has Etsy reviews on their sites. If you are an affiliate of Etsy I

Hi Barbara,
I’m an Etsy affiliate. I do have a few posts promoting Etsy, but I don’t promote them very often.

Hi Jenny,

So you have some Etsy posts in your Golden Retriever site? I will check it out. Thanks very much!

Barbara

Hi Barbara,
I think I have maybe 2 posts. Your welcome to take a look.
I know the one post is gift ideas for golden retriever owners.
Like I said I don’t promote Etsy that much.

Thanks, Jenny.

Why don't you do Etsy posts anymore? I just started with them. Is there something I should know about them? Are they a pain to work with?

Thanks again,
Barbara

Nothing really wrong with Etsy, I just find their links aren’t as easy to insert into posts. There are more steps to take as compared to Amazon, especially with their images.
Commissions are low as well, just like Amazon.

I noticed that you gave credit to Etsy and the shop for the photos so I did that to. I didn't read anywhere about the images and how to use them, I had just put an image of each product I recommended into the post but I added the photo credit after I saw yours. It doesn't say whether you can or can't use the images, but I don't see how it is possible to recommend a product and not show the image. It is harder to do Etsy because there are no other reviews on those products, so it's hard to get other points of view except for the few reviews they have. I wanted to be an Etsy affiliate because their products are so unique. I didn't think at the time that this is going to make them harder to review.

Amazon is easier to find products you can review, and sometimes the same product is on Chewy, so I have 2 choices for someone to buy one, but I don't know that you can find Etsy products anywhere but on Etsy. It's hard to compare them with anything, but I like them because they are unique, so I will just see how it goes. Mostly I have used Amazon, even though their commission is also low.

At least with Amazon even though the commissions are low a lot of people shop there so it might get more traffic. I haven't really even been doing affiliate marketing that long, only about 2 or 3 months.

Thanks very much, Jenny!
Barbara

I asked a while ago about using images from Etsy and other affiliate programs through Awin, and we are allowed to use their images to promote a product.
I figured it would be best to credit the image and seller, so that is what I did.

I like Etsy for their one of a kind items, but it’s much more work to add links and images as compared to Amazon.

Good luck with your Etsy promotion.
They do usually have seasonal incentives for their affiliates, so watch for those.

Etsy is available through Awin and ShareASale, so that's one of my merchants.

Yes, if you are an approved affiliate, you can use their images.

Right now Awin is new to you, while Amazon is old and familiar. It's just as easy to get your links from Awin as it is Amazon, once you learn the process. We've also got the MyAwin Chrome Extension which will automatically give you the link whenever you are on an Etsy page (or any other merchant you belong to through Awin).

Etsy sellers are required to actually make their products, so they are unique vs. anything you'll find elsewhere. That's one of the reasons why those products are so great.

Like Amazon, Etsy offers over 200 million products, so it's quite common for someone to order something else while on the Etsy site.

BETTER THAN AMAZON, the Etsy cookie lasts 30 days (rather than Amazon's 1-day cookie), so people have 30 days to order something else from Etsy and you'll still get the credit.

Also, Etsy has never dropped their commission without warning, which we all know Amazon does often.

I choose Etsy any day of the week!

Yes, that 30 day cookie is a really great thing! Maybe someone will click on my site and buy something expensive within 30 days. You never know!

Barbara

Thanks, Jenny. I am giving it a try. I think my next one will be better than my first one. I should have written more about what to look for when selecting a puzzle toy for a dog. I will remember that for my next review. I always do that on Amazon, I just forgot this time so I'm not expecting much.

Hopefully next time I will do better.

Thanks very much, Jenny!
Barbara

I'll have to look for that Chrome extension. That would make it really easy to get the links. I am going to keep working with Etsy to give it a chance. I really like their products that is why I applied again to be an affiliate after I was originally rejected. Probably I had too little traffic when I applied. I have managed to increase my traffic somewhat. I need to write better reviews, though. I keep working at it.

Thanks very much, Jeannine!

Barbara

Even if they just buy something else, you earn the commission. Happens all the time!

That would be great!

Barbara

No my apologies.

You can google Etsy + wealthy affiliate and see what you find. An idea to help out.

Thanks, Abie. I will try it.

Barbara

No worries Barbara and let us know how you get on.

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Is anyone out there an etsy affiliate?

Is anyone out there an etsy affiliate?

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Authoring & Writing Content

Hi, I have been accepted as an Etsy affiliate and would like to see a couple of websites with any niche that has Etsy reviews on their sites. If you are an affiliate of Etsy I

Hi Barbara,
I’m an Etsy affiliate. I do have a few posts promoting Etsy, but I don’t promote them very often.

Hi Jenny,

So you have some Etsy posts in your Golden Retriever site? I will check it out. Thanks very much!

Barbara

Hi Barbara,
I think I have maybe 2 posts. Your welcome to take a look.
I know the one post is gift ideas for golden retriever owners.
Like I said I don’t promote Etsy that much.

Thanks, Jenny.

Why don't you do Etsy posts anymore? I just started with them. Is there something I should know about them? Are they a pain to work with?

Thanks again,
Barbara

Nothing really wrong with Etsy, I just find their links aren’t as easy to insert into posts. There are more steps to take as compared to Amazon, especially with their images.
Commissions are low as well, just like Amazon.

I noticed that you gave credit to Etsy and the shop for the photos so I did that to. I didn't read anywhere about the images and how to use them, I had just put an image of each product I recommended into the post but I added the photo credit after I saw yours. It doesn't say whether you can or can't use the images, but I don't see how it is possible to recommend a product and not show the image. It is harder to do Etsy because there are no other reviews on those products, so it's hard to get other points of view except for the few reviews they have. I wanted to be an Etsy affiliate because their products are so unique. I didn't think at the time that this is going to make them harder to review.

Amazon is easier to find products you can review, and sometimes the same product is on Chewy, so I have 2 choices for someone to buy one, but I don't know that you can find Etsy products anywhere but on Etsy. It's hard to compare them with anything, but I like them because they are unique, so I will just see how it goes. Mostly I have used Amazon, even though their commission is also low.

At least with Amazon even though the commissions are low a lot of people shop there so it might get more traffic. I haven't really even been doing affiliate marketing that long, only about 2 or 3 months.

Thanks very much, Jenny!
Barbara

I asked a while ago about using images from Etsy and other affiliate programs through Awin, and we are allowed to use their images to promote a product.
I figured it would be best to credit the image and seller, so that is what I did.

I like Etsy for their one of a kind items, but it’s much more work to add links and images as compared to Amazon.

Good luck with your Etsy promotion.
They do usually have seasonal incentives for their affiliates, so watch for those.

Etsy is available through Awin and ShareASale, so that's one of my merchants.

Yes, if you are an approved affiliate, you can use their images.

Right now Awin is new to you, while Amazon is old and familiar. It's just as easy to get your links from Awin as it is Amazon, once you learn the process. We've also got the MyAwin Chrome Extension which will automatically give you the link whenever you are on an Etsy page (or any other merchant you belong to through Awin).

Etsy sellers are required to actually make their products, so they are unique vs. anything you'll find elsewhere. That's one of the reasons why those products are so great.

Like Amazon, Etsy offers over 200 million products, so it's quite common for someone to order something else while on the Etsy site.

BETTER THAN AMAZON, the Etsy cookie lasts 30 days (rather than Amazon's 1-day cookie), so people have 30 days to order something else from Etsy and you'll still get the credit.

Also, Etsy has never dropped their commission without warning, which we all know Amazon does often.

I choose Etsy any day of the week!

Yes, that 30 day cookie is a really great thing! Maybe someone will click on my site and buy something expensive within 30 days. You never know!

Barbara

Thanks, Jenny. I am giving it a try. I think my next one will be better than my first one. I should have written more about what to look for when selecting a puzzle toy for a dog. I will remember that for my next review. I always do that on Amazon, I just forgot this time so I'm not expecting much.

Hopefully next time I will do better.

Thanks very much, Jenny!
Barbara

I'll have to look for that Chrome extension. That would make it really easy to get the links. I am going to keep working with Etsy to give it a chance. I really like their products that is why I applied again to be an affiliate after I was originally rejected. Probably I had too little traffic when I applied. I have managed to increase my traffic somewhat. I need to write better reviews, though. I keep working at it.

Thanks very much, Jeannine!

Barbara

Even if they just buy something else, you earn the commission. Happens all the time!

That would be great!

Barbara

No my apologies.

You can google Etsy + wealthy affiliate and see what you find. An idea to help out.

Thanks, Abie. I will try it.

Barbara

No worries Barbara and let us know how you get on.

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Social Engagement & Marketing

Hi,

I am using Grow Social free and it is pointing to an incorrect Pinterest page and not the one it is supposed to be directed to. I can't see anywhere in those options

Thanks to Richard, This is all worked out now. I wasn't even looking at the right plugin that caused this.

Thanks very much, again, Richard!

Barbara


Hi Barbara

Grow Social installs the social SHARE icons which show at the bottom of the content in your posts and don't include Pinterest for some reason... do you want to add the icon?

The purple/mauve icons in your sidebar and footer are set up through the Simple Social Icons block/widget. To change that you need to go to Appearance / Widgets... if you need help with this send me a PM.
:-)
Richard

Richard, I can see the Pinterest button in both places in the upper right I guess that is the sidebar as well as in the footer and the footer Pinterest button goes to the correct page on Pinterest.

I have sent you a PM.

Thanks very much,
Barbara

Checked let you know, never noticed that before.

What do you mean? I don't get this.

Barbara

Mine works great, I have no issue with it. You may want to undo then redo.

My problem is one of the buttons, the Pinterest button is directed to an incorrect Pinterest page. I don't see anywhere in this plugin that allows you to change the link where it is connected because it is wrong.

Are you running the free version or the paid version?

Barbara

Free version and it works like a charm.

Have you ever had to change a link to one of your social media sites? If it can't do that then it isn't going to work for me because it is going to the wrong page.

Barbara

If issue persists, you may want to change plugin you can use sassy social, add to any or social rocket instead.

Yes, I will do that if I can't get this to work.

Barbara

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Does anyone using grow social know how to change urls?

Does anyone using grow social know how to change urls?

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Hi,

I am using Grow Social free and it is pointing to an incorrect Pinterest page and not the one it is supposed to be directed to. I can't see anywhere in those options

Thanks to Richard, This is all worked out now. I wasn't even looking at the right plugin that caused this.

Thanks very much, again, Richard!

Barbara


Hi Barbara

Grow Social installs the social SHARE icons which show at the bottom of the content in your posts and don't include Pinterest for some reason... do you want to add the icon?

The purple/mauve icons in your sidebar and footer are set up through the Simple Social Icons block/widget. To change that you need to go to Appearance / Widgets... if you need help with this send me a PM.
:-)
Richard

Richard, I can see the Pinterest button in both places in the upper right I guess that is the sidebar as well as in the footer and the footer Pinterest button goes to the correct page on Pinterest.

I have sent you a PM.

Thanks very much,
Barbara

Checked let you know, never noticed that before.

What do you mean? I don't get this.

Barbara

Mine works great, I have no issue with it. You may want to undo then redo.

My problem is one of the buttons, the Pinterest button is directed to an incorrect Pinterest page. I don't see anywhere in this plugin that allows you to change the link where it is connected because it is wrong.

Are you running the free version or the paid version?

Barbara

Free version and it works like a charm.

Have you ever had to change a link to one of your social media sites? If it can't do that then it isn't going to work for me because it is going to the wrong page.

Barbara

If issue persists, you may want to change plugin you can use sassy social, add to any or social rocket instead.

Yes, I will do that if I can't get this to work.

Barbara

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Everything Wordpress

Hi,

I have just tried Ultimate Blocks TOC plugin and Simple Toc plugin and neither one of them works on my website. They work on my test site but not on my real site. I h

Hi Barbara,
I use Easy Table of Content with Generate Press Pro version.
I have no issues and it’s lightweight.

Jenny, You and Frand both are using the Generate Press Pro plugin while mine is free. Maybe that is a problem, although it doesn't say anything about that.

I am so frustrated with this stuff!

Thanks very much,
Barbara

I used the easy table of contents with the free version of generate press as well, no issues.
What issues are you experiencing?
Hope you get it sorted out.

I just don't see the Easy TOC block where the blocks are all sitting. It's just not there. The only way it is working is in auto mode so it just does it to all posts where # of headings is > 3. Do you also use any additional blocks such as Generate Blocks in addition to Easy TOC?

Thanks very much,

Barbara

I don’t use any additional blocks.

Thanks, Jenny. I want to use Generate Blocks because I am trying to follow Tim MaKinlay's guide to making Amazon reviews. It looks like it would really cut down on the time it takes to create reviews. His method uses Generate Blocks. It seems to work fine on my test site I just hope it continues to work well on my real site!

Have a great weekend, Jenny!

Barbara

Hi, Barbara

I use Easy TOC with GeneratePress Pro, and it works fine. I suspect you may have a plugin conflict. Shut off all your plugins and check if the TOC appears in your post. If it does, turn on each plugin one by one until you find the conflict.

Note that you don't have to add Easy TOC to your post as a separate block.

If you are using AIO SEO, you can always use their new TOC block, which gets added as a separate block from inside the block editor. It's called AIOSEO-TOC.
See my WA Blog: HOWEVER, be aware that if you change to a different SEO plugin in the future, you will lose the TOC on all your posts!

Frank

Unfortunately, I have Yoast SEO and they have taken it upon themselves to dump some lousy useless plugin that I never installed or even asked about into my blocks somehow. I don't like that at all.

I guess I will have to try and deactivate plugins and reactivate them until I find the conflict. If you deactivate a plugin and then reactivate it does it have to be set up again or will it still have the same setup?

Thanks very much,

Barbara

Unfortunately, some plugins may require some reconfiguration but most do not. You can simply reactivate them and you're good to go.

Thanks, Frank. I appreciate your help!

Barbara

I am also using Easy Table of Contents.

Thanks so much for responding to my question.

Barbara

Hi Monica did you see my response to your TOC question?

Andre

Hi Andre,

Oops, I'm sorry, I meant to respond back to you. I've been desperately trying everything I can think of to get the Table of Content to show up.

Then I realized I had responded to one of your other messages here....

Thank you for all your responses and taking the time to help me in great detail.

I just responded to your latest message.

I'll catch you there...

No worries Monica just added an extra line in my last message regarding site support.

Monica,

Are you not seeing the Easy TOC block in your selection of blocks? That is the problem I am having.

Barbara

You're right... I'll contact SiteSupport right now. Thank you, Andre!

Sometimes, I need someone to kick me in the butt.

Kind regards
Monica

no worries let me know how you went either here or on your post either way all good.

Wishing you well

Andre

Will do thank you! 🙏

Kind regards,
Monica

Awesome

Easy Table of Contents by Magazine 3 as shown in the image below.
It is a great plugin to use Barbara I have had it for years with no issues either as is or with other plugins.

Wishing you well

Andre

This is one of the few I haven't tried yet and all 3 of you have suggested it. I will definitely give this one a try!

Thanks so much for your help!

Barbara

Great to hear Barbara wishing you well

Andre :)