The Discover facility on WordPress is found by clicking onto the Reader menu at the top of the screen and then clicking onto the Discover option.  Discover provides an easy way of reading other bloggers’ new posts, and I use it every day to find images which, if I give them a Like, then appear in the sidebar of my blog.  This is a good way of both pointing my blog’s followers at good images they might not otherwise encounter, and of showcasing other bloggers’ work, which is something I very much believe in doing.


For several days now, I have not been able to access Discover, which is very frustrating >>> and I’m putting out this post to ask if you are encountering similar problems.  I’m in touch with WordPress Support, and they can’t identify a problem yet – for them Discover is still working fine.  But I’m wondering whether the problem I’m experiencing is either local to the UK, or the southern UK – or just to me.


Hence, can you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE !!! send my blog a Comment if you are unable to access Discover?  Comments re Discover working fine and dandy are welcome too.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!


Remember, to access Discover, you simply click onto the Reader menu option, and then select Discover.



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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.


  1. Seems to be working here (Sarasota, Florida, USA), Adrian.


  2. Sue Vincent says:

    Working fine here too, Adrian.


  3. paula graham says:

    Works fine ….but, I spend a long time on WP every day already!


  4. Stella says:

    It’s working fine for me – accessed via Firefox.


  5. bluebrightly says:

    No trouble here, Adrian. I don’t use it normally but it seems to work.


  6. brenda says:

    No problem with Discover here.


  7. I get some kind of maintenance/error page! How helpful that is to know I’m not sure but thought I’d respond… 🙂


  8. It seems Reader/Discover is not showing me all the sites I follow. Pages have changed there too, less info and help than before.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hello, Ted, this is very interesting. So you’re saying that in the Reader, which ought to be showing you recent posts from sites you follow, some of these sites are not there – could this be due to those bloggers not having posted today, I wonder?

      But in Discover, you ought to be seeing all posts in the category you choose (I look at photography, and art), which will include sites you follow and many other sites.

      But you’re not getting any sort of error message that fills the whole screen, are you? Many thanks for your help. Adrian 🙂


      • Hi, in Reader I think what is happening is a long delay in sites I follow. I can’t be sure but it seems a few posts may be missed. This conclusion is based on getting an email when new posts are available.

        Discover looks like I am getting suggested posts by WP.

        Not sure this helps. And… no error messages.


        • Adrian Lewis says:

          OK, thanks, Ted. Re the delay, I have noticed that the Reader doesn’t always list the posts in the order they are posted, this may be a factor.

          Anyway, it appears that my Discover is working this morning – I’ll have to check in more detail. Many thanks for your help! A 🙂

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  9. LensScaper says:

    It opens OK for me, Adrian.


  10. athyfoto says:

    Regarding Discover …. I just checked an I just get a page saying there is a problem, a kind of ‘maintenance’ page.


  11. Meanderer says:

    I have never used ‘Discover’ before but have just tried it and it works for me. I tend to look at the ‘blogs I follow’ in the Reader and then sometimes my chosen tags. ‘Discover’ reminds me of the old ‘Freshly Pressed’ section WP used to have; the creme de la creme!

    Hope the WP chaps and chapesses sort it out for you soon 🙂


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, I think Discover is the descendant of Freshly Pressed – not as good as FP, but still very useful.

      OK, so Discover still works for you, and you’re not that far away from here – that’s useful to know, thank you.

      LOVE chaps and chapesses, just my sort of phrase!!! A 🙂

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