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Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!

I hope you have a great day!

WordPress Automatically Sending New Comments To Trash

I use comment moderation because of spamming issues. This is a chronic issue for WordPress users.

WordPress has been automatically adding new comments on my blog to TRASH.

I am very sorry if it seems that I have ignored your comments.

The Comments section on the Dashboard didn’t show that there were ANY comments. Usually, it shows a bright red number when there are comments. It showed nothing.

I admit that I am not very good at the technical part of WordPress, so I have trouble figuring those things out. So I Googled it.

On the WordPress forum, I read about a person who found 169 comments in trash dating back months!

I also read in the responses that I should delete a certain plugin that might be causing that issue. The plugin is called Mojo Marketplace.

I deleted it. Then I made a comment from my other blog’s (New Jersey Memories) account.

It worked! The comment went straight to Pending!

A bright red number showed on the Comments section on the Dashboard! This should take care of that issue!

Allergies and Handmaids

Last week I had a deep-seated allergy attack that lasted for days.

While bedridden, I began re-reading The Handmaid’s Tale and crying. Who thought this would happen in America?

I guess Margaret Atwood did, and she wrote this decades ago.


Frankly, I am sick of chaos. We’ve had enough political chaos for the last six years to last the rest of our lives.

While I stayed in bed during the allergy, I wrenched my back.

Am I the only one who wrenches their back while sleeping?

New Book Review

I did manage to totally revise and re-post an old book review of Five Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History. This is a terrific book about a family living in Jersey City, New Jersey in the 1970s.

Jersey City had not gentrified then and it was a tough place without rules or laws.

Also, the author’s grandfather tried to kill her family. Have I got your attention yet?

I had started revising that post when I finally made the change from the WordPress Classic Editor to the Block Editor.

I had disliked the block editor when it was introduced several years ago and struggled with using it, so I gave up.

That’s why I have been using the Classic Editor Plugin for a couple of years, but I finally decided to bite the bullet.

Writing NEW posts is fairly simple, although it takes a lot longer.

However, it is difficult to convert the old posts to blocks.

I just decided to add some more quotes and fix old links and just re-post.

I still have a hate-hate relationship with the Block Editor. I am slowly starting to appreciate some of the features it has, though.

I write all my new posts in the block editor but spent weeks moving each of my old posts individually to the block editor. It still was glitchy but I persevered.

Google Is Refusing To Index A Post On My Other Blog

I posted about The Clara Barton Schoolhouse on New Jersey Memories back in January. I have sent sitemaps to Google Search Console but it absolutely refuses to index that post because of “redirection issues” which I can’t figure out.

Perhaps it’s time to move that blog from Blogger to WordPress.

Our YouTube Channel Finally Has Subscribers

Meanwhile, I want to thank everyone who liked and subscribed to my husband’s YouTube Channel!

Thank you so much! I wrote about this in my last Sunday post.

We put up a new Mother’s Day video for everyone! If you like it, please like the video and subscribe to the Channel!

Thank you for reading The Literary Lioness!

I love books, writing, film, and television.


  • mae

    Isn’t it odd how every blog service — word press and blogger and maybe others — has some new issues with comments. Blogger is sending legit comments to spam on my blog. On other blogs I’m blocked by a demand to sign in with google (I’m already signed in, and it won’t let me do it anyway). Other people are having that problem too. I think there are other issues as well — sometimes it just says it’s an error and gives up.

    I really don’t get it!

    best… mae at

  • Mark

    I’ve been having some weird things happening with comments on my blog as well. Fortunately, not as frustrating as you are talking about, however. Glad you got it figured out.

  • Greg

    The comments issue has been something else. I’ve been having problems too- sounds like everyone is.

    I haven’t read The Handmaid’s Tale but I have watched the show. And wow it does seem ike we are getting frighteningly close to some of that.

  • Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I have lots of troubles with blogs. I have difficulty making comments on others’ blogs when I try to use my iPad. I have had comments disappear. The block format of WordPress drives me crazy. And those are just a couple of issues that I thought of right away.

    I finally changed my commenting system to Disqus a little while back. I’m pretty happy with it.

    I’m glad your husband is getting subscribers to his new channel. Hurray!

  • Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    I’m glad you got the issue figured out. I still hate the block editor. I use the ‘classic’ block option for the body of my posts.
    What is happening in the US is terrifying. We have a Federal election in two weeks and I’m hoping we will vote our current conservative government out before they can do something similar.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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