If a decision to update Wordpress used to be a no-brainer, version 4.4 is troubling, and continues to produce unwanted side effects. So far I have had to fix two serious problems, an here is another one.
I have a Buddypress site. After the recent upgrade, several users reported that they're unable to post comments to posts. The users' problem reports go like this:
I can edit my own articles, but cannot comment on others comments, nor can I post a comment on other articles. I get the box to do the comment, I can type it in, but when the page reloads after saving the comment, my comment is not there.
I went back to add some replies and a new comment this morning, and none of them are being accepted by the system.
I went back to nnn page, tried the Cntl+F5, and attempted to post again – still no result. I am not sure what else to attempt on my end…
At the same time, the majority of users (including myself) seem to be able to post just fine and judging from the activity log at the site, many other users are able to leave comments.
Still, there are sufficient error reports to indicate a pattern. The problem seems to occur with comments, but not posts, activity stream or forum posts/replies. At this point I strongly suspect that the trouble has to do with the 4.4 upgrade, where some elements of the comment form have been changed.
What would be your further suggestions?