Jetpack won’t connect to WordPress on Mac Chrome

This happened to me twice so far and both times I had to think about it for a few minutes.

The first time I encountered this issue I didn’t know the solution and I spent a good deal of time troubleshooting. Disabling Duo Security, Wordfence, individual settings, and all kinds of crap while still being unable to connect.

If you are wondering why I would disable it in the first place, it was because I was trying to determine if Jetpack was slowing down my blog, it wasn’t. Turns out that the Namecheap stellar plus plan is just really slow. I’ll speak more on that and why I moved to Cloudways hosting as a result on another day. I’m getting sleepy now.

Now as this happened a second time, I thought about it for a few minutes. I searched my Evernote to see if I jotted anything down as I usually take notes on weird issues. I suppose I thought that I’d never see this again or that I would remember cause I didn’t find any notes anywhere. Remember? Wrong. Sure, I didn’t spend as much time on it the second time around, but it did take me a few minutes for me to think, “Try another browser.”

If you are wondering why I went ahead and disabled it again, this time I felt that jetpack was acting a bit weird after my website migration, so I disconnected and wanted to reconnect it again in hopes it would stop being wonky.

So yeah, I’m using Google Chrome and I try to reconnect jetpack to my blog. I put my username, password and proper dual factor information in as prompted. The screen flashes, does it’s thing and then it comes right back to the logon screen as if none of what I just did mattered one bit.

I’m not sure why this happens but if I close out Google Chrome and launch safari, repeat the same exact steps, then after I put my information it brings up my happy little avatar and connects all the way with no issue.

Like I said, I’m not sure what this glitch it about, but I thought I’d share the solution or workaround with you folks as I couldn’t find anything on this. Should you encounter an issue connecting Jetpack to your blog while using chrome on an iMac, try safari. You now have a potential solution! Good luck.

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