Popular and highly addictive web-based game Wordle is taking over the globe as we speak. A huge factor driving the game’s rapid ascension is the fact that they are able to share their own Wordle results on other social media, via text message or over email, and see how quickly others guessed the daily term.
But, not everything goes on smoothly when users are trying to play Wordle, as it turns out that if you are a NY Times subscriber, you might experience a glitch when trying to load the game.
You are not alone in this, as I was are also seeing the white screen issue, not knowing how to fix it.
I tried a couple of times to open it on a new site window, but nothing changed, and I saw the blank screen over and over.
It made me wonder whether Wordle servers are down or if something completely different is going on, making it not load.
I my quest to find the solution to this problem, this is what I found - keep on reading if interested.
Bonus read: How to reset Wordle stats?
After thorough research about this, especially what Reddit users reported, it turns out that for those who have subscribers to the NY Times, Wordle has an issue with the cookies that the newspaper leaves on our web browser. Also, the problem with Wordle not loading is not exclusive just to Google Chrome, as there were also complaints from people who use browsers like Firefox and Safari.
Therefore, the solution is to get rid of all the cookies that the Times leaves on our browser.
For example, if you are using Chrome for playing the Wordle game, this is how to remove the cookies:
To fix Wordle on iPhone or iPad:
To fix Wordle on Mac:
Try these fixes to see if they work out for you, and get prepared for your morning battle with the English language. After all, Wordle is a great mental game worth trying.
You also might be interested in learning how to share Wordle on Facebook - we have a blog post on that too.
The NYT version of the game has a reload button in the upper right corner, and it is the counter-clockwise circle arrow - tap to reload the game. If that doesn't work, try relaunching the app.
Tap on the Clear & reset option at the bottom and then 'Clear & reset on the pop-up. Go back to the NYT Wordle game page, and you will see that your Wordle stats have rest and you can start fresh.
No, it won't, and clearing your browser's cookies will not reset your Wordle streak. However, we suggest you avoid doing so or whitelist the Wordle website cookie before clearing your cookies. Depending on your browser, your data might be stored in that browser cookie if your browser does not use local storage for websites at all.
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