Here is what my Connection Setting tab says:
The next page that will be published after the one with the issue will be posted tonight (unlocked, really), so we will see if the issue continues.
I’m not sure if this is a factor or not, but I do something a bit special so my Patrons are able to comment on a locked “Preview Page” in advance without spoiling anything for the general readership. The ability to do this is a big reason why I choose to create a Discourse install.
Here is the procedure I go through. (Which has worked for well over a year now of twice-weekly updates.)
- I first post the comic page for my Patrons. It’s locked on my webcomic site. For example, this is the current locked “Preview Page” for my Patrons that I’ll be unlocking for my general readership later on tonight:
- At the same time I post that Preview Page, I also use the WP-Discourse plugin to create the connected topic for that page in my Discourse Community in a Patreon-Only category (“Sneak Preview Pages”) by using the Discourse Wordpress metabox.
It is in that Patreon-only category that my Patrons can comment on the Preview Page in advance without any of the general audience seeing their comments at that time.
To make sure that no one in the general audience can see those comments on a Preview Page on my webcomic site, once that Preview Page is posted, I click Unlink Post from Discourse for that Preview Page in the Discourse metabox for that page and Update.
About 3 days later, I unlock the Preview Page to the general public and move the Discourse Topic for that page from the patreon-only Sneak Preview Pages category to the unlocked Page Updates category. At that time, I click Link to Existing Topic in the Discourse meta-box on Wordpress for that page and add the Discourse URL that my Patrons have been using to comment on the page and click Update.
This allows my general audience to now see the comments that Patrons have been making on this page when it was locked. Thus, my Patrons get to have first say on every published page, but nothing was spoiled until the page was unlocked.
The page we are talking about now (Page 29) is the most recently unlocked page on my site. Tonight, we will be unlocking the next page (Page 30).
Hopefully that makes sense… I know it might sound complicated, but this is what I’ve been doing for over a year and it has worked just fine. But I wanted to give you a heads up, on the off chance that it might be a factor.
Please let me know if there is any other way I can help.