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media flash-based uploader and extra authentication (5 posts)

  1. syncbox
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just FYI, if you are in development and happen to have the root directory under an additional layer of authentication (server level), using the flash-based media uploader causes the browser to freeze up (in admin), at least using the latest Firefox browser.

    You can be authorized at the server level to work within the admin and view the public pages of the site, but during upload of media files using the flash uploader (so you can upload multiple images at one time) the first image begins to "crunch" then you are AGAIN prompted to login (server level) even though you were already logged in.... after login, the "crunch" value drops to 0% and nothing happens after that.

    I've tried this repeatedly, waiting up to 15-20 minutes just to see if the uploader ever starts back up (no joy).

    IMHO, I believe that server level password protection should not interfere with the media uploader just because I'm using the flash version. The browser version works (as painful as it is to upload one image at a time!) as does the rest of the admin functions.

  2. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've seen this problem highlighted before, and although this doesn't apply to me, i do distinctly remember reading a fix for it..

    If you're unable to find any relevant information, post back and i'll see if i can find it again.. (no guarantees, but i'll give it a shot if you don't have much luck)... :)

  3. syncbox
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No solution except to remove the server password protection... so it's not that much of an issue... but it's weird that the browser based uploader doesn't have the problem.. only the flash based uploader.

    I wish there were a way to upload multiple files via the browser based uploader.... maybe a plugin?

  4. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I wish there were a way to upload multiple files via the browser based uploader.... maybe a plugin?

    Use FTP alongside the "Add From Server" plugin?

  5. syncbox
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'll give that a go. My real interest is showing a client how to use built-in WordPress functionality without errors or failures or... extra issues. But I'll test this out.

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