This has been an odd problem that I've experienced since installed WP 2.5 fresh (just started blogging!) and has continued since after upgrading to WP 2.5.1.
I predominantly use a Mac for blogging, and the 2 browsers I use are Firefox 2.x and Safari 3.1.1. On both, under normal browser usage, I have no problems uploading new images to the blog, but once I try the "Insert to Post" button in the Add Media pop-up dialog, the entire dialog turns blanked-out white except for the Close Dialog "X" button in the upper-right corner. Once I exit out of the dialog, there's nothing inserted into the HTML of the post, but the Media Library clearly shows that the images were uploaded and associated with the post.
Based upon what a previous poster wrote, I tried the following:
- On an opened browser, I opened a New Browser Window.
- I went to my blog and immediately logged in to write a new post.
- I typed in some demo text.
- I hit Add Media.
- The Add Media dialog came up.
- I specified a local file to upload to the blog. I waited for the upload to complete, and filled in some file info.
- For the URL, I cleared out the field. I could also just click that None button. That doesn't seem to matter.
- I then clicked the Insert to Post.
At that point, the Insert to Post works; if I look at the HTML, I will see the img tag placed properly. If I highlight OR delete the image I just inserted, and click the Add Media again to re-do this, I can actually hit the Insert to Post without clearing out the URL field, and it will insert the correct HTML with the URL tag and the img tag properly.
It really seems as if there's a toggle/boolean/flag/state that's not being properly accounted for. If I deviate from the procedure I listed above, I can't use the Insert to Post, so I get the blanked-white dialog. Also, the procedure only works for that single post; if I start another post, it won't work unless I close out the current browser window pointing to the blog and open a brand-new browser window. The procedure will also work once for an existing post, so when I go to Manage > Posts, and pick a draft or even a published post straight-away, and perform my workaround, then I can use Insert to Post.
Anybody with similar experiences?
BTW, I tried editing the wp-admin/includes/media.php, but that didn't matter for my blog.
BBTW, this is one of the reasons why I'm searching for a decent blogging client... :)