This website is experiencing problems at the moment. Although I have been unable to confirm this yet with my web hosting provider, I believe that XML-RPC is being blocked, preventing the Jetpack plugin for WordPress (which this site is heavily reliant on) from working properly.
The following features of Jetpack are now unavailable and will affect the appearance of this site:
- Jetpack Comments – which allows commenters to use their Social Media accounts to post comments
- Contact Form – although I’ve switched to a different plugin so this page still works
- Related Posts
- Shortcode Embeds – which are used to embed, for example, YouTube videos
Several other features which normally work behind the scenes (such as Markdown support) are also now unavailable.
Once I know more about this problem I will post an update here.