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  • Resolved jonimueller


    Okay, the WordPress search here is abysmal at best so forgive me if this is a topic that’s been asked and answered but for the life of me, I can’t find the answer.

    Since upgrading from 2.5.x to 2.8.x, certain parts of the post editing screen are nonfunctional. But only in Firefox 3 and IE7. Everything works as it should in Opera 9.6.

    The features that do not work seem to depend on AJAX or some other silly piece of fluff. They are the links that control publicatin status (changing from public/pending review/draft), visibility status (public/private/sticky), the post timestamp (being able to change the date and/or time), adding post tags, and adding categories. Basically everything in the upper right side of the viewport.

    It doesn’t matter whether it’s the plain HTML editor or the visual editor that’s being used. The functionality is NOT there either way.

    Since Firefox is a popular browser and both I and the clients for whom I design WordPress sites use FireFox quite a bit more than Opera, it seems this is a crucial matter.

    Is there a way to workaround this insane dependence on AJAX? Is this a failure on the parts of both IE and FF? (Since Opera is unaffected by any of this).

    Any ideas anyone?

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  • Funny, just saw i’m having the same problem, but only concerning stickies. Changing sticky posts status just doesn’t get saved from the edit interface – it works by using QuickEdit, though.
    Any hints?

    I *think* the answer — for me anyway — are plugins. I went in and disabled ALL the plugins and now it’s working in FF and IE7. What threw me off the plugin trail initially was that it was behaving fine in Opera. This client’s site does have a LOT of plugins and I’m enabling them, and testing, one by one, until I find out which plugin is the culprit. Sometimes, it’s just the cocktail of plugins that are all going at once that causes havoc. But I’ll post back when I find out which plugin(s) caused the behavior. 🙂

    It was Rich Manalang’s WP Amazon plugin here:

    Which makes sense because it installs an Amazon “button” at the top right corner of the editor viewport, right where all those other posting links are.

    Shame, because that was a really great plugin.

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