Issue: When "adding" a completed post we sometimes get a database connection error from WP. When we check the site we see that the post actually went through. So it appears that we are getting this error message with the screen that acknowledges the post has been added.
Problem:We are adding a group of guest columnists and freelance writers to our staff who will have direct acess to our WP blog. Some of them are new to blogging and may have difficulty dealing with database connection error messages.
That being said I have noticed that most of these issues arise between the hours of midnight and 4:00 am EST. However since some of our new writers are from the west coast. That time frame may be irrelevant from a user standpoint.
For the record we had 7 error messages this morning between 12:59 am, EST and 3:40 am EST.
Attached are four screenshots involving to posts.
Before doing anything else we checked the site and http://oneoldvet.com/?p=40465 had indeed been posted and was appearing correctly.
We hit F5 to refresh the error message page and received what you see in the screenshot example1a.png. This is what should have come back to us after we hit the publish button the first time.
The fact that two different urls involving 2 entirely different WP posts leads us to believe that this is NOT an error with the browser's cache which is where the Bluehost tech support was suggesting
What may be a minor inconvenience to experienced WP bloggers may be a stumbling block for our new writers.
We are using the fastest data rate AT&T offers, so we're not inclined to think this is a local connectivity issue.
I don't claim to be an expert but this really does look like a problem at the BH end.