WordPress.com has informed several bloggers around the world that they are experiencing an internal, programmatic error. The error seems to be affecting the entire site network, so it’s millions of sites and people’s personal blogs.
Most of the 18 million WordPress.com publishers trying to access their back-end are currently receiving this error message:
“We’re experiencing some problems on WordPress.com and we are in read-only mode at the moment. We’re working hard on restoring full service as soon as possible, but you won’t be able to create or make changes to your site currently.”
According to the WordPress.com official Twitter account, this problem is not caused by a DDoS or other attack.
WordPress.com provided TechCrunch.com the following update on March 22, 2011:
“Operations have not been successful bringing the last data center online, and stabilitizing the load in the other two data centers. Not affecting web site visitors continues to shape each action we take. Operations is carefully shifting some front end servers to act as admin servers. We’ll know if this has the desired effect in the next 20 minutes.”
It’s been a couple of difficult days for WordPress.com as many users continue to experience problems with the Site Stats plugin.