For a few days now, I’ve been stressing because I thought my website had a virus problem.
Whenever I open it on my iPhone, it gets redirected to a bunch of urls until it lands in the app store.
I thought I had been hacked, so I went into a lot of forums and followed their advice – changed my password, deactivated a bunch of plugins, deleted my ads, reinstalled all my files, changed themes, installed Wordfence. My site was given a clean bill of health, and yet, I still got the same problem. Nothing worked.
He fixed it, and I was so happy that I even raved about him on twitter.
Then the next day, I was browsing my website when it happened again! Nooo!!!! 😭😭😭
The problem seemed to be intermittent. Sometimes it would happen, other times it wouldn’t. It came to a point when I would load my site, hold my breath, and see if it got redirected or not. I would only let my breath out if it didn’t.
Then during one surfing session, I was on another site when the same thing happened, too.
Lightbulb moment. Could the problem possibly be my phone and not my website after all?
So I tested this theory and went to the site of another blog which I know to be using wordpress genesis framework, same as mine.
Sure enough, it had the same issue.
So all this time, the problem was with my phone, not my website!
I am so happy to know this!
Okay, sure, my phone has a problem, but that’s one I can handle! If it had been really my website with the problem and all of my readers faced the same issue I did, then that’s the bigger problem for me, because more and more people are consuming websites via their mobile devices and might have problems accessing my site. #bloggerproblems
I haven’t figured out how to solve the redirect bug, but I found a workaround instead – I downloaded the chrome app and will use that instead of Safari if the issue occurs.
And now I can rest in peace.
P.S. If you know how to solve the Safari issue, please let me know!
P.P.S. The title is inspired by Friends episodes, which I’ve been rewatching recently. They will never be not funny! My most favourite show of all time!