NOTE: Please find our new website

NEW- SEE UPDATES BELOW – Latest on 6-2-18 after server migration is complete. If you still end up on this web page, look at the solutions posted below.

If you’ve landed here on this homepage, please be advised that we’ve moved off WordPress.com hosting to a new server host (also run by WordPress) called Pressable.

If you keep finding yourself here, it may be because your browser cache still wants to redirect you to the old site at our previous host location.

If you are reading this, you are at WRONG address (check your browser address window) OLD ADDRESS: https://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com.

Instead, you need to be at our NEW ADDRESS: https://wattsupwiththat.com

If you keep ending up here, you have a browser cache problem of some sort, or, maybe an old bookmark.

To solve this problem of ending up here regularly, here are the steps:

  1. Clear your browser history and cache. Here are some instructions covering PC and Macs
  2. If that fails, flush your DNS cache. Here are some instructions.
  3. Check any bookmarks you may have, and edit them as needed.

This older site will remain up for awhile until we are sure everyone is migrated over.

Thanks for your patience – Anthony

UPDATE: Some people still think the problem is on my end. I reached out to pressable support and they wrote this: (bold mine)

Hi there-
Everything is up and running on our end as it should be.
If people are being redirected to the WordPress.com site, it’s most likely being caused by a redirect stuck in their browser cache. I’d advise them to purge the browser cache and cookies, and give it another try.
I don’t believe you can setup a redirect on the WordPress.com side of things, but you might reach out to their support team. They can tell you for sure. Just let us know if you have any other questions.
Thanks,
Darrell
Pressable Support
I’ll add to that by saying that once your purge your browser cache, EXIT AND CLOSE THE BROWSER and all browser windows. Then start it again.
UPDATE2: 6/1/18 2PM PDT
wordpress.com support indicated that they had not completely cleared my DNS record from the old site related to wattsupwiththat.com and that may have been the problem for some browsers.

Please leave a note if you are still experiencing redirects to the old page at wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com (here) – Anthony


UPDATE 6/2/18 11AM

Hi everybody,

It’s taken a few days but it looks as if we have completed all of the tasks related to server migration to our new cloud server location. Like any high-tech endeavor there were a few hiccups, and some folks had difficulty reaching the new website due to DNS propagation delays, old bookmarks, and browser caches that refused to clear.

The problem had to do with the fact that in the old server location on WordPress.com the site was accessible by two different domain names that brought you to the same location. Unfortunately this caused some confusion with browser cache and in some browsers made it nearly impossible to clear. There’s also the issue of people that have subscribed to the website via e-mail. For some reason even though all the subscribers migrated, the connection to receive e-mail automatically did not and people are finding themselves needing to resubscribe to get e-mail notifications of new posts.

So, given what we’ve learned I prepared a few tips and tricks for you and I’m cross posting this to the old website as well.

  1. DNS propagation seems to have been fully resolved and there should be no problem reaching Wattsupwiththat.com from any location in the world. So, there’s nothing you need to do for that issue.
  2. Browser caches are still preventing some people from reaching the new website, and even typing in Wattsupwiththat.com sends some people to the old website at wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com. To solve this, you must clear your browser cache. There’s no other way around it if you can’t reach the new website. The biggest problem had to do with Firefox browsers. They have a clear cache function than only defaults back to the last hour of browsing. You need to set that for “all time” and then clear your cache. For Android users, using the default browser that comes with your device you will need to do a similar thing. I can’t cover every possible circumstance here but I can direct you to a webpage that is helpful, which covers all of the most common browsers with specific instructions. Follow this link: http://www.refreshyourcache.com/en/home/ then choose the browser you are using from its menu.

    WalterF notes in comments:

    [using] Android Chrome.
    Couldn’t get to the new site until I clicked on “Desktop site” in the browser viewing options (upper-right corner).

  3. E-mail subscriptions. look for the “follow by e-mail” box on the right sidebar by scrolling down, it looks like this:
  4. Simply put in your email address and press the “Follow” button. That should do it.
  5. Bookmarks. Check any bookmarks you made to be sure they have wattsupwiththat.com rather than wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com in them. Edit as needed.

That should do it. I’m sorry for the hassles, sometimes tech migration isn’t as smooth as you’d like it to be.

If you have any other issues not covered her, please leave a comment.

Top tip:

I used to be a Firefox fan, and a couple years ago I found it to be so buggy and problematic that I gave up on it and use Chrome exclusively now. It continues it’s long slide into obscurity as you can see:

As you can see, it’s not just my opinion.


A few other items worth noting are:

  1. We now have an edit function in comments that you leave. After you’ve pressed the “Post Comment” button and submitted your comment you’ll see it displayed along with a link below for editing it and a countdown timer. You’ll have 5 minutes to make an edit, and once that 5 min. is expired you would no longer be able to edit the comment. This should be sufficient for most users to fix typos and formatting issues.
  2. Images will no longer directly display in comments, that was a feature particular to being hosted on WordPress.com. I am examining a fix/workaround for this and I’ll advise if I have a solution.
  3. The ability to vote for a post using the 1 to 5 stars method is no longer available, again this was a feature particular to WordPress.com
  4. I believe that I have cleared all of the security warning issues related to displaying the home webpage. initially these were caused by failure of the new WordPress Pressable server to properly activate its certificate until DNS was fully propagated. That’s cleared now, but there were also some issues with images being served by HTTP protocol rather than HTPPS protocol, and this caused some overly alarming security programs to complain. I think I fixed all that but if not, please let me know.

I appreciate your patience and your patronage during this process, please let me know if there’s anything else I can do to make your experience here at WUWT a pleasant and productive one.

-Anthony

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67 thoughts on “NOTE: Please find our new website

    • If it’s the wordpress app, and it works like the web page reader, you just have to “follow” the new page.

      I just added it by URL.

  1. Thanks, Anthony! I was glad to see your email this morning since I didn’t receive any from WUWT yesterday. I just assumed it was to do with the relocation of your site but would certainly have followed-up today if I hadn’t received your email with this article.

    Your site emails, and the information and discussion provided therein every day by the contributors and regulars, are one of the highlights of the day, every day. Thanks to you and everybody who contributes at WUWT for this amazing source of knowledge and information.

  2. Not managed it yet. Unwilling to lose other data by totally clearing stuff. Will seek advice…too jetlagged atm to cope with it.
    For the record, I have never had any trouble over the years with getting this old site. :)

  3. Surely, when you send out emails to all your subscribers every day, giving notice of a new article, wouldn’t the link in that email take the recipient to your new ‘Pressable’ page?

    I haven’t received any emails yet with a link to the new page but I can’t think that has anything to do with my browser cache.

  4. Reader does not allow me to “follow” the new site! When I click on “follow” it shows briefly “following” and then immediately revers to “follow”.

    Can this be fixed? Please?!

  5. Thanks for the info……..Hopefully a REPLY here will register your new address for me !
    Regards !

  6. I have cleared Firefox cache, cookies and browsing history. Also flushed DNS cache but I still get directed to old site – Grrrrrr!

  7. I am using a Samsung mobile and no matter what I do I end up back on the old site. The search engine shows the new address at the top of the list. When I tap on this it swiftly changes to the old address and opens up. I have done the cleaning out but it makes no difference.
    What am I failing to do? Help

      • Same story for me on Samsung S7 using the standard Samsung browser but everything works perfectly using Google Chrome!

  8. Chrome will take me to WUWT, but I can’t figure out its damned favorites toolbar. So for now I’m using Chrome for WUWT, Firefox for everything else.

  9. can’t they put a redirect on the old site so we bounce to the new one autgomatically?

  10. Cleared cache. No dice on Chrome. Running Windows 10 so there are no instructions on how to clear DNS.

  11. When I try to follow the link or enter the address manually it keeps bumping back to the wordpress version.

  12. Chrome on Samsung Galaxy 7. Cleared cache and history. Bookmark points to new site. But clicking bookmark delivers me to the old site.
    ? ?

  13. I’ve got wordpress support looking into the problem, and maybe do a brute force redirect, but really, the problem is within your browser or bookmarks in the browser that need to be edited.

  14. Why don’t you make a second door with a different name so those of js who can’t get in can enter without constantly being sent back to the old site? I’ve tried everything on my samsung 10.1 tab android. Got as far as the we’re back site on pressable but can’t get to the home page from there as it sends me back to the old home page.

  15. Here is what support says:

    Hi there-

    Everything is up and running on our end as it should be.

    If people are being redirected to the WordPress.com site, it’s most likely being caused by a redirect stuck in their browser cache. I’d advise them to purge the browser cache and cookies, and give it another try.

    I don’t believe you can setup a redirect on the WordPress.com side of things, but you might reach out to their support team. They can tell you for sure. Just let us know if you have any other questions.

    Thanks,
    Darrell
    Pressable Support

    I’ll add to that by saying that once your purge your browser cache, EXIT AND CLOSE THE BROWSER and all browser windows. Then start it again. 

  16. UPDATE:

    wordpress.com support indicated that they had not completely cleared my DNS record from the old site related to wattsupwiththat.com and that may have been the problem for some browsers.

    Please leave a note if you are still experiencing redirects to the old page at wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com (here) it may take up to 24 hours. – Anthony

    • Problem solved in Firefox with change to your DNS by WordPress – many thanks

      • Wow, in Firefox clicking “Clear Recent History” under the “History” Menu … WORKED FOR ME! Now when I type wattsupwiththat.com I go to wattsupwiththat.com.

        When you click Clear Recent History a dialog box comes up with the default set to Last Hour. Just click “Clear Now.”

  17. I know so little of the intricacies of “modern” browsers, but I did find a quick & dirty fix using my Iron (Chrome) browser. I can right click the WUWT bookmark and “Open in incognito window”. This brings up the correct URL without the “wordpress” in it.

  18. I just went down to look at the watering of the plants, ( found the basement flooded, but that is another story) and when i opened a new window, it was OK :). Closed all windows and reopened, all OK. Thanks to whoever did it .

  19. Of course I’m still landing at the old site. I;m NOT clearing my password cache etc for this junk.

    JUST GET IT RIGHT !!!

    • Just upload the NEW website Link, save it. Then DELETE all of the old links to the old site.

      That is how I did it, just use the NEW link and it works fine.

      I didn’t bother with cache or any tricks to do, just simply went to the new website that has NO wordpress in the link address.

      Use this one ONLY:

      https://wattsupwiththat.com/

      • @Sunsettommy

        Thanks for that. I tried all the other fixes in Firefox and Chromium then DNS flush. Nothing worked. Your simple fix did it.

      • “Just upload the new website link” does not describe an action that I know of… Do you mean to type it into the address line? Do mean to hit a link somewhere? If you wouldn’t mind, please describe what you mean by upload. Thanks.

  20. I solved it this way, undid the way so I can land here and give the steps for other Firefox followers:

    Go to Options on the menu on the right.

    Go to “privacy and security”

    In “history” choose “always use private browsing mode” in “use custom settings for history” menu

    you have to restart the browser

    thats it, I hope :)

  21. i always come to wuwt via a google search for the website (keeps the search stats up) and that is how i arrived here today. will unfollow here and try following the new site.

  22. I’m NOT going to clear ALL my cookies and lose settings for all sites I’m visiting just to get to one page that has moved. I have removed cookies of wattsupwiththat and wordpress and deleted my DNS cache and I’m still landing here. Maybe tell me which other cookies you need me to remove…? Or maybe I just have to wait till the dust settles? Or maybe WUWT just disappeared to obscurity for me.

  23. 6/2 9:00AM [Eastern]… Still a mess….. A site migration is not normally [not ever for me!] this kind of trouble to the users… Caution… The suggested ‘Fixes’ can cause you problems on your other sites……..

  24. I’m on Android Chrome.
    Couldn’t get to the new site until I clicked on “Desktop site” in the browser viewing options (upper-right corner).

  25. I don’t use a cache, and I clear all data and history when I close the browser. Nevertheless, when I clicked on your “Read More” link, which is always how I continue to read specific articles, it took me to this address.

    And when I “copy link address” and paste it, this is what I get:

    https://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/note-please-find-our-new-website/

    So – what’s up with that? I’ve never had or used a bookmark for WUWT either. But I have saved the new address now. Does this mean that now, instead of clicking on “read more” while reviewing the day’s WUWT offerings in gmail, I’ll first have to go to my WUWT.com bookmark to continue reading the article in another window?

    • Looks like I posted too quickly. On opening the next day’s WUWT mailing in received via gmail and clicking on “read more”, I landed at the new site. Feel free to erase my post.

  26. You have done a remarkably stupid thing. I’m not going to uproot all the settings in my browser just to follow you to your new site. Too bad.

  27. I attempted to transfer to the new site last week. I clicked on one of the choices. When I tried to reboot later, a virus had infected my computer. It shut down any attempt to access the internet. My virus s/w didn’t catch it. Probably have to change virus software.

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