Comments Disappeared From WordPress Site

April 12th, 2015 - Posted by Steve Marks to MySQL, Web Development.

Something odd happened today; A WordPress site of ours that had been operational for many years suddenly stopped showing comments. Not only that, but when trying to submit a comment the following error was shown:

ERROR: The comment could not be saved. Please try again later.

Nothing had changed on the site for months, no plugins installed, no theme updates, nothing. So why would comments suddenly become non-functional?

The Solution

The issue was found to be in the MySQL database and the fact that the wp_comments table had become corrupt. Repairing the table seemed to do it’s job:

repair-comment-table

After performing the repair, comments became instantly visible and I was able to post comments again.

This entry was posted on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 at 8:06 pm by +Steve Marks and is filed under MySQL, Web Development. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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