Comments not appearing
Maris Panzani, an Admissions officer at the GC wrote "for some reason our posts won't allow comments any longer. For example https://newgcstudents.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2017/03/01/roommate-matching/"
Upon further investigation, the comments field is visible, but after I click submit I'm directed to a blank screen. If I then navigate to the page, the comments don't show. I tried this logged in as myself and under an alias, on both Chrome and Firefox.
There are some comments in the Trash visible in the Dashboard, but not anything recent.
#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 5 years ago
- Category name set to WordPress (misc)
- Status changed from New to Reporter Feedback
- Target version set to 1.10.17
The Oceanmist theme was building its comment form in such a way that the 'action' parameter for the comment form read http://.. rather than https://. Since we force *.commons.gc.cuny.edu traffic over HTTPS, this request was failing. I'm unsure why this is happening just now, but there are a number of other issues being reported today that may indicate some server-level change (#7985, #7995).
For the time being, I've put a hotfix in place that forces URLs like this to be HTTPS, which appears to fix the immediate problem. Can you please verify?