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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    *Some* comments on my post only show once I am logged in

    That’s weird. Sounds like you are running a server based cache such as W3TC or WP Super Cache. That would do it too as logged in users would see the un-cached version while everyone else would see what may be an old cached copy from your server.

    If you are using a server based caching plugin then see if you can manually clear that cache. Then clear your browser’s cache and cookies and visit that URL again.

    If that doesn’t work and if those comments are approved then try the usual temporary troubleshooting steps.

    – Keep an eye on one comment that only shows up when you are logged in.

    – Deactivate all of your plugins (no exceptions).

    – Switch to the Twenty Twelve theme.

    – Clear your browser’s cache and cookies.

    – Revisit the URL to see if all the comments are displayed.

    Hopefully it’s just a server based cache and clearing it will fix it.

    Many thanks Jan. Yes, weird one, huh? 🙂

    At first I thought you’d cracked it, and so I went to check my W3 Total Cache settings. But then remembered that I uninstalled W3 Total Cache a while ago as it was causing me so many problems of just this type!

    You’re right though – caching problems seems a prime candidate for the cause. Below is a list of my active plugins – might any of these cause similar caching problems? CloudFlare perhaps??

    Customizable Search Widget
    Exploit Scanner
    Extended Comment Options
    Extended Options
    Fancy Pullquotes
    Global Translator
    Google XML Sitemaps
    Jetpack by
    KB Advanced RSS Widget
    My Link Order
    No Self Pings
    Online Backup for WordPress
    Page Links To
    PayPal Donations
    Really Simple Twitter Feed Widget
    Search Everything
    Subscribe To Comments
    The Events Calendar
    Webmaster Tools Verification
    Wordfence Security
    Wordpress Firewall 2
    Wordpress Plugin Uploader
    WP MySQL Console
    WYSIWYG Text Widget
    Yet Another Featured Posts Plugin

    Just coming back with an update for anyone having similar problems. It turns out the problem was indeed W3 Total Cache, *even though I had disabled and deleted it*.

    This plugin has a deficient uninstall process. For full uninstall instructions see this helpful post.

    After performing those operations my blog is fully operational again. Phew! 🙂

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