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[resolved] Cannot Edit Existing Posts (15 posts)

  1. dhshultz
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Blog: danashultz.com/blog

    After I updated Yoast SEO, it appeared but did not work and I could not insert media into a new post. (I hired someone, who may have fixed that problem but created others by restoring an old backup.)

    I restored the latest backup. Now all posts are available, but I cannot edit them. The proper screen comes up, but there is no content. (Also, the diamond-? appears where certain special characters used to display properly.)

    Google Analytics reports numerous crawling errors - apparently one for each of my 400+ posts, which it cannot find.

    Based on other Support Forum answers:

    1. I deactivated all plugins; changed to Twenty Twelve default theme; logged out; cleared my browser cache (Firefox - problem occurs with IE, too); and logged back in. Problem still is there.

    2. I turned on SCRIPT_DEBUG in wp-config.php. The Browser Console shows dozens of errors, reproduced below:

    18:18:43.741 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:19:00.246 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:19:00.622 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:21:51.090 Password fields present on an insecure (http://) page. This is a security risk that allows user login credentials to be stolen.[Learn More]
    18:23:08.540 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:23:10.212 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:23:17.604 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:23:18.247 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:23:43.965 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:23:45.827 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:24:20.531 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:24:21.216 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:24:34.479 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:24:35.568 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:24:48.991 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:24:49.555 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:24:56.038 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:24:56.723 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:25:16.120 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:25:16.604 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:25:24.680 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:25:25.377 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:25:30.281 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:25:30.868 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:25:41.051 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:25:41.721 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:25:49.214 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:25:49.564 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:26:03.242 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:26:04.019 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:26:06.605 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:26:07.944 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:27:42.810 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:27:43.560 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:34:40.958 TypeError: can't access dead object popup.xml:304
    18:36:53.635 Blocked loading mixed active content "http://wordpress.org/bb-plugins/version-dropdown.js?ver=4"[Learn More] how-to-and-troubleshooting
    18:39:48.973 "JQMIGRATE: Logging is active" jquery-migrate.js:21
    18:39:49.974 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1067
    18:39:49.974 Expected 'none' or URL but found 'alpha('. Error in parsing value for 'filter'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1140
    18:39:49.974 Unknown property 'box-sizing'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1169
    18:39:49.974 Unknown property 'speak'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1279
    18:39:49.974 Unknown property '-moz-osx-font-smoothing'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1281
    18:39:49.974 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1315
    18:39:49.974 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1316
    18:39:49.974 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1318
    18:39:49.974 Expected 'none' or URL but found 'Alpha('. Error in parsing value for 'filter'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1622
    18:39:49.975 Unknown property 'speak'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1854
    18:39:49.975 Unknown property '-moz-osx-font-smoothing'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1856
    18:39:49.975 Expected 'none' or URL but found 'alpha('. Error in parsing value for 'filter'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1878
    18:39:49.975 Unknown property 'speak'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1943
    18:39:49.975 Unknown property '-moz-osx-font-smoothing'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:1945
    18:39:49.975 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:2114
    18:39:49.975 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:2115
    18:39:49.975 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:2117
    18:39:49.975 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:2127
    18:39:49.975 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:2128
    18:39:49.975 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. editor.css:2130
    18:39:49.975 Expected media feature name but found '-o-min-device-pixel-ratio'. editor.css:2286
    18:39:49.975 Expected media feature name but found '-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio'. editor.css:2287
    18:39:51.337 Unknown property 'box-sizing'. Declaration dropped. index.php
    18:39:51.549 Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated. Use defaultPrevented instead. jquery.js:4
    18:50:08.321 Expected color but found 'none'. Error in parsing value for 'background-color'. Declaration dropped. blog:325
    18:50:08.351 Unknown property 'box-sizing'. Declaration dropped. admin-bar.css:14
    18:50:08.351 Unknown property 'speak'. Declaration dropped. admin-bar.css:235
    18:50:08.351 Unknown property '-moz-osx-font-smoothing'. Declaration dropped. admin-bar.css:238
    18:50:08.353 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:254
    18:50:08.353 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:255
    18:50:08.353 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:256
    18:50:08.353 Expected color but found 'top'. Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:257
    18:50:08.353 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:283
    18:50:08.353 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:284
    18:50:08.353 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:285
    18:50:08.353 Expected color but found 'top'. Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:286
    18:50:08.353 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:298
    18:50:08.353 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:299
    18:50:08.353 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:300
    18:50:08.353 Expected color but found 'top'. Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:301
    18:50:08.353 Unknown property 'hyphens'. Declaration dropped. style.css:614
    18:50:08.354 Unknown property 'hyphens'. Declaration dropped. style.css:965
    18:50:08.354 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:1237
    18:50:08.354 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:1238
    18:50:08.354 Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:1239
    18:50:08.354 Expected color but found 'top'. Error in parsing value for 'background-image'. Declaration dropped. style.css:1240
    18:50:08.354 Unknown property 'box-sizing'. Declaration dropped. style.css:1309

    Any help will be appreciated.

  2. DJDoubleXL189
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Does the issue exist when you disable your plugins?

  3. dhshultz
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Yes. As stated in my original post:

    1. I deactivated all plugins; changed to Twenty Twelve default theme; logged out; cleared my browser cache (Firefox - problem occurs with IE, too); and logged back in. Problem still is there.

  4. dhshultz
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Based on another answer I saw, I did a Re-Install Now from the Updates page. Problem *not* solved.

  5. Anshu Verma
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Try resetting the plugins folder by FTP. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    upload the latest default theme (Twenty Fourteen) files and activate it...

    switching to the default theme by renaming your current theme's folder inside wp-content/themes and adding "-old" to the end of the folder name using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    re-uploading all files & folders - except the wp-content folder and the wp-config.php & root .htaccess files - from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

  6. dhshultz
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thank you. Was able to do, so far, some of what you prescribed.

    Hosted on Yahoo! Can do a fair amount with their File Manager.

    Don't know what it means to "reset" the plugins folder.

  7. Anshu Verma
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    adding "-old" to the end of the folder name in plugin folder.

  8. dhshultz
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thanks. (BTW, renaming two folders "-old" did not solve problem.)

    Concerning re-install:

    I see the wp-content folder. So I delete the two others, wp-admin and wp-includes?

    I see wp-config.php. So I delete roughly two dozen other files, including one for Google Analytics?

    I don't see .htaccess. Could that be my problem?

  9. Anshu Verma
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Download the fresh copy of wordpress and upload "wp-admin" and "wp-includes" folder and also all files except wp-config.php

  10. dhshultz
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thank you. I downloaded 3.8.1.

    It's late evening here, so I think I should wait until tomorrow (worried about making an even worse problem).

    I appreciate your walking me through this process. Will post results.

  11. dhshultz
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I followed these instructions:

    Download the fresh copy of wordpress and upload "wp-admin" and "wp-includes" folder and also all files except wp-config.php

    The problem still is there.

    Does this mean there is a problem somewhere in my wp-content folder?

  12. Anshu Verma
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Wow! problem is still there. Interesting.

    Please rename wp-content/themes and wp-content/plugins by adding "-old" to the end of the folder name. and upload themes and plugin from the fresh copy wordpress you downloaded.

  13. dhshultz
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Renamed themes-old. Found my original theme is no longer available, so I chose another (more like what I need than twenty fourteen). Problem still there: Edit-post screen lacks post content.

    Renamed plugins-old. Had to add Yahoo! Customizable Permalinks plugin to make permalinks work. (Will add some others for better user experience.) Problem still there.

    I see (through experience and research) that Yahoo! does not allow .htaccess file (through either their File Manager or FTP). Perhaps this is related to my problem and Google's inability to crawl my blog, though it is not clear why this problem would pop up after four years.

  14. dhshultz
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Two significant developments:

    1. I created a new post, and I can edit it even though I can't edit the old ones!

    2. Looking at Google crawl errors (for every post and page on my blog), I see that the URLs have only the post-name part of the Permalink, but not the preceding date portion (which always has been part of my blog's Permalink structure).

    I am optimistic that if I can figure out why Google is getting bad Permalink URLs, I can fix the post-edit problem, too.

  15. dhshultz
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    After 2+ hours of hands-on analysis two days ago, Anca Mosoiu of Tech Liminal in Oakland, CA solved my problem - which was pretty obscure, and while we know where it was, we don't know exactly what it was.

    The problem was not in any of the scripts. It was somewhere in one of the MySQL databases. The resolution came when a .gz backup was downloaded to a local PC, unzipped, re-zipped, then uploaded. From that point on, I was able to edit posts, and Google was able to crawl my blog.

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