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Add Link Box is Blank. Also Can't Add Categories (21 posts)

  1. TomHusband
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If I add a link the add/insert link box is blank. If I click the x it just sticks to the cursor and I have close the window. I had the same thing happen intermittently when I added images too.

    Also I can't create categories. I create one, hit the add category button and it disappears, nothing is created.

    Here's my site if that helps.
    http://www.california-travels.com/

    Am I missing a setting somewhere?

    Thanks,

    Tom

  2. ccoupe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've had that happen to me too (the category thing). From what I know, you have to publish a post to the category for them to show on the admin screen (or the front page). Not a lot help but add a category, then switch to write post and with any luck, it's there.

  3. TomHusband
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK thanks ccoupe. So that means I need to post to "unassigned" and then change it? I can't do that as I can't add a category because it won't stick.

    Thanks for the suggestion though.

    Tom

  4. TomHusband
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Any other suggestions on where I could look to resolve this?

    Thanks,

    Tom

  5. TomHusband
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It looks like this fixed my categories problem.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/category-admin/#post-53

    I still have the issue with adding links though.

  6. TomHusband
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Perhaps a screen capture will help explain what I'm talking about. I highlight the words and click insert/edit link. This is what I get:
    http://www.california-travels.com/wordpress/add_link_blank_box.jpg
    I have to exit to get rid of it.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Tom

  7. TomHusband
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK, figured this one out too, sort of. It's a work around really. Instead of adding a link on the visual tab I did it on the code tab.

    Still, though, I'd like to know why the add/edit link selection doesn't work on the visual tab.

    Tom

  8. psycentr
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hey TomHusband, we're having the exact same link problem using version 2.1.2.

    Another user, 3 months ago, had this problem using 2.1.3 and apparently fixed it by using the old TinyMCE file from 2.1.2 (my current version).

    My site has a ton of links to be made and I've love the visual editor to work...

  9. TomHusband
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Whew, glad it's not just me. I get the blank box with both insert link and image in visual.

    I'm using 2.2.1 and found that if use IE rather than FF I can get both to operate correctly.

    Tom

  10. chagwood
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Tom,

    I'm also having this problem. I hoped that upgrading would fix the problem but it hasn't. I was using 2.2.1 and I'm now using 2.3

    The link box just follows my cursor and it's empty.

    I wonder if there is an easy fix for this.

  11. Drew Baker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi guys,
    I am using 2.3 and I have the exact problem with the link box. It just stays blank and follows my cursor around. If I use IE7 it works, but not in FireFox.

    Any ideas on why this might be happening?

    -Drew

  12. fak3r
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Turn off javascript in the browser, then you can add categories. This worked for me in Firefox.

  13. DMacP
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Has there been resolution on missing ADD LINK button - our search page went kerplewy, then the ADD LINK button went missing too. Would love to fix this, please advise. Our nonprofit group Accuracy&Aesthetics has 2 volunteers waiting to work on inputing links but suddenly unable to utilize their gracious efforts. Thank you.

  14. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    These problems are invariably server related. Some servers (notably ones running mod_security) don't like the AJAX calls that WordPress is using to retrieve the javascripts and the contents of those pop-ups and such. There's no easy fix, you need to look at your server logs and figure out what http hits the server is rejecting, why it's rejecting them, and fix that problem.

    If you have mod_security on the server, turning it off would be the only real fix.

  15. poigle
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I fixed this by going into myphp admin on my host, choosing the WordPress database, browsing in the wp_options.php and making sure the site url had "www" and wasn't just "http://sitename.com"; I had to make it "http://www.sitename.com"

    Worked like a charm.

  16. Joni
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This was driving me crazy. It was a web host issue; thanks, Otto.

  17. Drew Baker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I looked into my database like poigle suggested, but it was correct already.

    I have contacted my host (mediatemple) for help, they are normally great help, so I'll let you know how it goes.

  18. vizou
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've also got this problem, in both Firefox and Safari; however, Safari gives me errors for tinyMCE so I'm going to try an earlier version as suggested in an earlier post above. I can add links via the Code view, too in both browsers which really points to tinyMCE being a problem.

  19. marlowjust
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It's not problems with the server. I think it has something to do with individual computers. Everything works fine on my sever/computer....but my writer has the same problem as listed above with posting pictures and links. I wish they would figure this bug out. We have the latest WP version.

  20. Drew Baker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I just heard back from my host, they told me that mod_security is not set up on my server.

    I concur with marlowjust, because it sometimes works for me on my computer, and on other computers it seems to work fine. Also, it works fine in IE7, so why wouldn't it work in FF?

  21. jimkimmons
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I just installed 2.5 and had the problem of nothing in insert/edit text box, nor in the insert/edit image box in either FF or IE. Another blog, on same server and same computer did not have the problem, if that tells anybody anything.

    Fixed it perfectly by installing TinyMCE-advanced plugin. Got some other nice features with it as well.

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