WordPress outage floods premium blogs with photos of succulents

A WordPress outage left some websites with an artsy shot of succulents. 

Artem Russakovskii ‏by way of Twitter

Succulents had been entrance and middle Tuesday after a WordPress outage reverted some websites to default themes. 

The outage, which occured on WordPress’ VIP Go platform, induced premium blogs to indicate 503 errors or return to WordPress’ default themes. In many instances, websites featured artsy pictures of succulents earlier than a repair was issued.

Outlets resembling TechCrunch, 9to5Mac and BBC America had been impacted.  

“Ok… something’s wrong with WP[.]com… like really wrong,” tweeted Catalin Cimpanu, a reporter at CNET’s sister website ZDNet. “Sites were down for 30 minutes, now some of them have default themes. Check out TechCrunch’s ‘new’ look.”

Ok… one thing’s incorrect with WP[.]com… like actually incorrect

Sites had been down for 30 minutes, now a few of them have default themes.

Check out TechCrunch’s “new” look pic.twitter.com/LfItE6G9nI

— Catalin Cimpanu (@campuscodi) June 11, 2019

Rolling Stone, 9to5Google and VentureBeat had been additionally impacted by the outage. 

“Big day for succulents. #WordPress,” one particular person tweeted.

TechCrunch tweeted in regards to the state of affairs, saying: “We know you’re wondering, so no, it’s not a wild new succulent-based design direction, we’re just experiencing some site issues. Hold tight.”

We know you’re questioning, so no, it’s not a wild new succulent-based design route, we’re simply experiencing some website points. Hold tight.

— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) June 11, 2019

The default themes could invoke some distant running a blog recollections. 

“WordPress styles being down is a reminder that old school blogs ruled,” tweeted Mike Murphy, tech editor at Quartz. The publication additionally appeared to undergo from the outage.

WordPress kinds being down is a reminder that old skool blogs dominated

— Mike Murphy (@mcwm) June 11, 2019

All VIP Go websites had been again up and operating after about three hours.