These are problems I am getting using the Safari Browser with WordPress. When I say ‘WordPress’, I mean WordPress.com specifically. I don’t have any issues with WordPress.org
I think both of the following issues relate to how the browser talks to the WordPress.com servers, but I don’t really know.
Here are the two issues:
I want to like you
The first act a problem I have had for a few months trying to ‘like’ a WP.com post in Safari.
I am logged in to WP.com but when I click to like someone’s post – nothing happens.
That is, nothing happens unless and until I go to the comment field and click the WordPress icon.
Then I can ‘like’ a post.
It happens in Safari in iOS as well, except the browser refreshes as though it is opening a new window.
Oops not found
Another issue in Safari is specific to when I write posts with Gutenberg.
What happens is that when I click ‘ Preview on a post I have not yet published, it goes to a ‘page not found’.
It doesn’t recognise the Preview at all. This is the kind of URL it brings up. (Note that I have changed the URL to ‘dot’ so that it doesn’t try to be a live link.)
https://photographworks dot me/?p=10521
However, I can go to ‘All Posts’ and click ‘Preview’ from there and it works.
https://photographworks.wordpress dot com/?p=10521&preview=true
I wonder whether the issue is connected to the fact that I have a custom domain (photographworks dot me)
Are you getting similar behaviour?
Anyone else getting similar behaviour in Safari?
I am having the logged out / like issue with Safari too. I have logged it on the help forum but got no reply:
If I’m in the reader, I can like or comment. If I visit an actual site, which I like to do if the blog interests me, I have a roughly 50% chance of being logged out and so unable to like. It’s very frustrating.
I am now having problems using the back button in the reader (in the top left). It doesn’t take me back to where I was, but back to the top of the reader, so I have to scroll down. Together these issues are making my reading experience a good bit worse.
I asked Support at WP.com the they asked whether I had cross-site scripting disabled in Safari. I did and so I unchecked it.
I think that has solved the issue.
To get to the checkbox, go to Safari Preferences / Privacy / and uncheck the box ‘Website tracking’ ‘Prevent cross-site tracking’
Well, after a load of messing around, your posts finally look like they’re properly spaced (like I KNOW you’d laid them out in the first place) so there’s a plus… Too bad it took so l o n g to get it accomplished! Now I can’t help wondering about the possible negative repercussions of this cross-site tracking option I’ve just opened up:/
I wonder, too. Apple introduced it to protect users being tracked by online advertisers. I now expect to be bombarded with advertisements. It’s not really an option to enable and disable it when I want to uses WordPress.com – so along with the good comes the bad.
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Ah well, in that case, I’ll put up with the weird spacing in your posts and avoid the pop-ups…
No, you don’t have to do anything as the reader: It’s me as the person who writes the articles that has to disable cross-site script prevention.
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