After a lot of very frustrating fiddling around with WordPress today, I finally managed to access the ‘Live Chat’ feature with their help desk that comes with my paid plan.
I explained the issues, and got this.
Ok thanks. We were experiencing some issues earlier today which could be related to that but they should be resolved now. Have you tried within the last half hour or so?
This seems to be related to the cookie information and or cache in your browser. By testing in the incognito window it uses a fresh browser with no cookies or cache. By logging out and logging back in it will refresh the cookies for WordPress.com in your browser.
If that doesn’t work it may be required to clear the cache and cookies in the browser
I was also directed to log in using an ‘Incognito’ window. That worked, and I was able to leave a test comment elsewhere.
I now have to log off the WordPress platform, and clear the cookies and cache.
I have low confidence that I will ever be allowed back.
So if that happens, it was nice knowing you all. 🙂