Site update #3

I think WordPress has fixed most of the glitches on this site, whose address is now https://whyevolutionistrue.com/.

The old link, https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/ will redirect to the domain above.

You may have to enter your email and name again when starting to post, but we will see. If you experience any problems, please describe them in the comments below rather than emailing me.

As always, I do my best.

Happy Saturday!

61 Comments

  1. Susan Davies
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    I am having problems with some of your posts when I try to go to the website (not with this post, though, strangely) I am getting a blank screen with this message: “Warning! Domain mapping upgrade for this domain not found. Please log in and go to the Domains Upgrades page of your blog to use this domain. ”
    And no photos appear in the posts themselves.

    • Steve Frank
      Posted May 30, 2020 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

      Note the change in the website address:

      https://whyevolutionistrue.com/

      It no longer has the .wordpress so you may need to update your bookmarks.

      • Susan Davies
        Posted May 30, 2020 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

        I am not using any bookmarks. I am just clicking on the post’s heading in the email, which always just took you to the post on the website.

        • ratabago
          Posted May 30, 2020 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

          I’m having the same problem if I click on the heading in the email. But my old bookmark is now working again.

  2. Posted May 30, 2020 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    HTTPS isn’t working. It’s redirecting to “Not secure” HTTP.

    The “like” buttons seem to have disappeared.

    • Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

      I don’t think I can restore the “like” buttons. I will try in a couple of days.

  3. Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    You’re doing great PCC.

    My wordpress thingy in the upper right hand corner is missing.

    • Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

      And I have to log in each time.

      Whine. Whine.

      • Simon Hayward
        Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

        Ditto on both “WordPress thingy” and the ;login issue. On the plus side I can see the topiary cat pictures that were missing earlier.

    • Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

      My wordpress image (damselfly) in the upper right hand corner shows up. Must be a good sign.

  4. DFMGV
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I just have a general comment/random question to make my “test” to see how the website is working.

    Jerry, remember when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, and towards the end, Saddam Purposely ordered the oil caps Of Kuwaits oil wells to be destroyed and set on fire?
    Do you see a similar trait with the way Donald Trump is
    and Trumps desire to make things worse and cause a “spectacle” no matter what?

  5. BobTerrace
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t need to enter name and email for this post. The notify check box is back.

  6. Paul Techsupport
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Having same problems as Paul and Susan.

    Site update #2 email came through as an email from WordPress.com instead of Why Evolution is True

    • Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

      As long as it’s working now, I’ll bear with it until the problems are collected.

      • Paul Techsupport
        Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

        Yup. A recommendation on priorities–

        1. Ducks

        2 Dinner

        3. Rest

        4. Ducks

        %. HTTPS

        6. Ducks

        7. Everything else after checking on the ducks again.

        • Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

          Excellent!

        • jedijan
          Posted May 31, 2020 at 12:02 am | Permalink

          I am not having any issues with the site, on the other side of the Pacific pond.

          Was advised of a new word to learn today but nowhere to put into practice, but thought I may share:

          quacksalver 
          quack·salver|ˈkwækˌsæl vər
          quacksalver (Noun)

          One falsely claiming to possess medical or other skills, especially one who dispenses potions, ointments, etc. supposedly having curative powers.

          Please delete if not appropriate.

  7. rickflick
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Test.

    • rickflick
      Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

      It seems to be acting normally.

      • Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

        Yes. I am much relieved. I’ll tweak any further glitches over the next few days.

  8. D Schultz
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I have been getting repeated blasts of notices on the RSS feed of old posts. Five or ten at once.

    https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/feed

    It had been well behaved until this update.

  9. merilee
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Test

  10. Ken Phelps
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Testing for whatever might happen.
    But, as long as we’re here, let’s see what happens when Simon and Garfunkel walk out in front of a truck.

    • Ken Phelps
      Posted May 30, 2020 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

      Since it’s Saturday night, do please also check out the album “Magnetic Islands” from Captain Coustou. Nothing at all like the metal-meets-folk-pop above. Kind of Caribbean French jazz salsa. It’s definitely on Tidal and Bandcamp. (Where I found it. Masochists are free to search my name at bandcamp.com and explore my favorites and wishlist. Searching “photozetetic” there is a quicker path.)

      Apologies to our host for the intrusion, but it just seemed like one of those threads.

      • Ken Phelps
        Posted May 30, 2020 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

        Everything was totally normal for me, BTW, no apparent difference once the URL was changed. No new log-in or anything required.

  11. Diana MacPherson
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Seems to work.

    • merilee
      Posted May 30, 2020 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

      Still have to add my name and email every time.

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted May 30, 2020 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

        I didn’t the first time but had to mess with it to add my comment here….by mess with it I mean I went to the Reader view of the Word Press site instead of the web site.

  12. Susan Davies
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Some hours later, still getting the “Warning! Domain mapping upgrade for this domain not found. Please log in and go to the Domains Upgrades page of your blog to use this domain. ” message. I am not using bookmarks, I am clicking on the email’s topic heading as I always have.

    • Susan Davies
      Posted May 30, 2020 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

      Also, it might help to let you know what browsers we are using? Mine is version 76.0.1 Mozilla Firefox.

  13. Susan Davies
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Might help to let you know what browsers we are using. Mine is Mozilla Firefox v.76.0.1

    • Posted May 31, 2020 at 11:53 am | Permalink

      Susan: good idea. I’m right now using Mozilla Firefox v.76.0.1 also. However, I’ve noticed several sites recently on which some items (such as buttons to click or enter text) don’t work with it, so I also have Chromium, Chrome and Brave as alternates. I ran the website for a major health organization years ago, but the tools for building them have all changed considerably since (I mostly used just a text editor to build HTML pages), so I don’t think I could help Jerry now.

  14. Andrea Kenner
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    I couldn’t open the last few posts, but I am seeing this one! I can no longer use the Like button that appears directly below the post and above the comments. When I click it, a small white box appears then disappears. I think my comments still work, but I won’t know for sure until after I post this. I’m using the Safari browser. Thanks!!

  15. Andrea Kenner
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Interestingly, I couldn’t see my own comment when I was on your site, but now that I’m logged in separately through my WordPress.com site, I can see it, and I was able to click Like. However, I can’t see your nice formatting. I tried to take a screenshot to show you what I’m seeing, but I was unable to attach it. I can email it to you if you want. The URL I’m currently reading this on is https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/6177163/posts/310249#comments (if that helps).

  16. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Testing. 123. Testing.

  17. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Still trying to get my WordPress icon to load.

  18. phar84
    Posted May 30, 2020 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Will follow you anywhere 🙂

  19. Posted May 31, 2020 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    Test. I still have to enter my name. Maybe it’s just once. We’ll see.

    • merilee
      Posted May 31, 2020 at 9:31 am | Permalink

      I have to add everything every single time😖

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted May 31, 2020 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

        Hmmm I’m okay this time on my computer browser.

      • rickflick
        Posted May 31, 2020 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

        Maybe you have to be re-accepted by the proprietor as we were when originally joining comments.

        • merilee
          Posted May 31, 2020 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

          It will not let me post more than one comment

          • rickflick
            Posted May 31, 2020 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

            Perhaps a note to the proprietor requesting reinstatement as a commenter? Somehow you fell off the list.

            • merilee
              Posted May 31, 2020 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

              I should have specified that I have to go through the whole rigamarole every time…

  20. Roger
    Posted May 31, 2020 at 4:13 am | Permalink

    The old link, https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/ will redirect to the domain above.

    I get the “Warning! Domain mapping upgrade for this domain not found. Please log in and go to the Domains Upgrades page of your blog to use this domain.” thing when I click that. Found the new page (whyevolutionistrue.com) by googling. That’s how I know it’s now here.

    • nay
      Posted May 31, 2020 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      Here’s what I had to do: Google search for “Why Evolution Is True by Jerry Coyne” (previous searches for WEIT, where is WEIT website, led to listings for the book or book reviews or a link to the old site with Warning!). The resulting list had one item showing the site’s subsections (some of which were lightened, showing that other searchers had clicked them). I clicked on Archive and reached the familiar red bar format, but with Hili Dialogues, etc., shown as separate items with preview text. So, now have to click on each item to access the full story with pictures and Comments.
      I’m glad to have found the new site to bookmark it, but don’t like the separate items format, which I’ve seen on other websites. BUT I’LL GET USED TO IT! I’m so happy to have WEIT back! Thank you, PCC(E)! Mwah, mwah, mway!!!

  21. Posted May 31, 2020 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    Seems to be working now

  22. Posted May 31, 2020 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    It all seems to be working well now. Unfortunately for me the WordPress changes happened just as I abandoned Waterfox (Firefox lookalike) in favour of the new MS Edge browser, so I was initially convinced that Edge was the cause of my problems. It’s never easy making a major change to the way you use your computer, but I’m getting the hang of it now.

    • Posted May 31, 2020 at 6:06 am | Permalink

      PS, since WordPress are mucking things about, could they add an edit function to allow us to correct typos etc.?

  23. Posted May 31, 2020 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    I’ve just noticed that the book covers no longer show up at top left of the site. There is a link that reads, “Faith versus Fact book cover”, and when I click on it I get a warning not to proceed, or dire things will happen to me and my computer.

    • Posted May 31, 2020 at 6:43 am | Permalink

      Don’t worry, it IS safe to proceed. I don’t know why they give this warning.

      • Posted May 31, 2020 at 7:30 am | Permalink

        I thought so, thanks. Just wanted to give you a heads up.

      • Posted May 31, 2020 at 8:56 am | Permalink

        This sounds like there’s a link that uses http://… instead of https://… The browser is warning the user that they are about to transition from secure to not-so-secure communication. Only a guess.

      • ratabago
        Posted May 31, 2020 at 10:51 am | Permalink

        It’s a security certificate issue. jerrycoyne.uchicago.edu uses a certificate for other sites, and that is not valid for that domain. So the browser objects because it can not connect securely, despite the https in the url. The connection is encrypted, but there is an identity issue. Maybe whoever is running pondside.uchicago.edu could sort this out?

  24. boudiccadylis
    Posted May 31, 2020 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Maybe

    • GBJames
      Posted May 31, 2020 at 10:42 am | Permalink

      test

  25. Graham Martin-Royle
    Posted May 31, 2020 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    I can’t watch any videos! I just get a message “the media could not be played”.

  26. Posted May 31, 2020 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    FWIW, I am still required to log in to comment. I can bypass this inconvenience by accessing WEIT directly through WordPress. The experience isn’t as good. Also, the WordPress connector in the upper right hand corner has gone. I use ipad ios to view WEIT.

    • merilee
      Posted May 31, 2020 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

      Ditto on all counts here.

  27. Posted May 31, 2020 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    I’m using Mozilla Firefox v.76.0.1, as I mentioned in my comment to Susan Davies, above. I just noticed that it has a lock gif with a warning next to the address warning that the site is insecure, despite the https:// url. The detailed information displayed if you click on the lock gif says the images are insecure. Also Chromium v.81.0.4044.138, which I just checked, has an i gif next to the address and if you click on it, it says the images are not secure. Oddly, Brave Web Browser, which is based on Chromium, shows the site as secure with no warning at all. I don’t think that’s a problem, but I thought I should point it out.


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