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Why does Squarespace sometime show me errors for no reason? Waste of time.

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This is maybe a slightly self-indulgent rant, but I really am curious if other devs encounter this issue on this platform.

Just now, a whole code block feature randomly stopped working. It was down on all devices. I even had the code saved separately so I was in my desktop code editor, trying to troubleshoot the issue. I finally posted a plea for help on here. Probably spent more than 30 mins on this one thing.

...and of course, as soon as I made the post, I refreshed the page and the code started working. No changes at all.

This isn't the first time that I've wasted time trying to figure out something that was just Squarespace throwing a hissy fit. Sometimes I literally walk away and come back the next day, and the issue has vanished overnight. 

Sometimes I really dislike this platform because I feel like it shows me errors that don't exist simply because it's lagging behind the changes I'm making. Or it works perfectly fine in editing preview mode, but shows up differently on the main site. As a new-ish dev, I keep thinking that I'm making mistakes in my code. But no. It's just Squarespace. 

Anyone else have similar frustrations? Is there some kind of back-end secret that overrides these issues I should know about??

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If it helps, I don't experience any of the symptoms you describe. 

If you're writing lots of code on Squarespace then I recommend the excellent Squarespace Code Connector as it allows you to write your code in a code editor (Code Injection and CSS) and then automatically sync it with the site when you save.

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