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A note for those who have been trying to access any wordpress blogs through Firefox

Assalamu Alaikum.

In case you’re wondering how this is related to Ramadan: this is the month of Brotherhood / Sisterhood, and I wanted to alert all my brethren about this issue.

I was trying to access my blog all day long only to get a “403 Forbidden” message. I tried to access loads of wordpress blogs and I got the same result.

After using my Google prowess, I discovered that other people were having the same problem.

The strange part was that WordPress (usually the epitome of customer service) didn’t mention anything on their twitter site about this issue.

Then I discovered that it had nothing to do with them.

It’s a problem with Firefox. So if you use it, you won’t be able to access any wordpress blogs  (don’t ask me why) at the moment.

Try to use IE (blech!), Google Chrome or Safari.

A word of advice: Always try to have at least two web browsers installed on your PC. This way, you can figure if it’s a site problem or a browser problem.

Please do alert other people about this as I know many people were wondering what happened.

Jazakumullahu kheira.

PS. Yes, I know. You weren’t expecting IT advice on a Ramadan blog…