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Achtung! Wordpress Goes Offline -- Takes Down Thousands of Blogs

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Chair moistener.
    as of june 10, 2010 (9 pm est) if you're hosting with wp, your blog is probably down. better check it when it comes back! :eek:

    WordPress.com Goes Down, Takes Millions of Blogs With It

    WordPress (WordPress).com and the millions of blogs hosted by it have gone down for currently unknown reasons. Not only are blogs hosted on WordPress.com down, but WordPress VIP blogs are out of commission as well.

    All it currently says on WordPress-hosted blogs is the following:

    ?WordPress.com will be back in a minute!?

    Millions of blogs, including ones like GigaOm, are down for the count. WordPress.com also experienced extended downtime back in February.

    UPDATE: WordPress has responded to our inquiry, saying that all hands are on deck to restore service and suggesting that we check out its Twitter account (http://twitter.com/wordpressdotcom) for updates.

    Here is what Wordpress tweeted moments ago:

    ?We are working on restoring WordPress.com as quickly as possible.?

    UPDATE 2: From @Wordpressdotcom: ?We?ve isolated the issue on WordPress.com, and we are working on a fix.?