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  • We run several WordPress blogs at my school. Our school website also runs PostNuke. I am working with our host on a range of possible explanations for this behavior but want to be sure there isn’t something awry with my WP or PostNuke setup.

    Anyway, basic WP installs here, v2.0 (v2.0.1 coming soon). Blog loads fine, some users can get in, but others can’t. As soon as they click ‘login’ it gives an error saying it can’t connect to the DB. The login form isn’t even displayed. DB is running because some are in. Here’s the weird part. We discovered that if a user clicks on a comment link, and authenticates from THAT form, they can get in, every time we tried.

    Anyone experience problems like this before?

    This link is the one failing:

    This link is the one that works:

    Something is clearly interfering with the process. I’ve been told each time this happens that the servers are healthy and running normally. I’m at a loss here. Any help would be appreciated.



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  • For me, both seem to work fine … I think there might be a temporary database problem (maybe too many connections).

    Thanks Bob, I do realize it will probably work fine for everyone when they try it, as this is an intermittent problem.

    I’m trying to find out what causes this, we’ve already tried checking the max connections setting on the server, that seems fine, just wondering what else to possibly check.


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