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  • This has been the most annoying part of the WordPress Editor:
    When you try to click your cursor on to a page to place another image, the cursor sometimes works and sometimes it doesn’t!

    I was just explaining to my friend as we work on our site: how to place an image on the page, Right now I can’t because the Editor won’t allow me to place the cursor on the page.

    I’ve looked over my WordPress book and can’t find anything about it.

    How do I correct this problem?

    Thank you.

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  • Start by correcting the MANY errors on your site (over 900 CSS errors) — which I already told you in another thread.

    How could get these errors? I don’t remember anyone telling me that before. How do I correct these errors?

    Thanks for your help.

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    @wpyogi: It really isn’t helpful if you simply say “fix the coding errors.” You’ve said that in a number of other threads. You need to point out the most serious errors and offer some input on how to fix them. Some code errors – like unencoded ampersands – are simply technical errors and don’t impact display.

    Theme code errors will not impact WordPress admin; there is somethng else going on, like a plugin that is causing the admin issues. Deactivate plugins to see if you can isolate the problem.

    I thought that WordPress didn’t have these problems like I used to have when I did webpages in html.

    How do you validate php? Where are all the pages to check and see these errors?

    The only serious problem I thought I had was trying to adding an image but couldn’t click the cursor where I thought I could. I’ve done other WordPress site before and never had these problems. maybe my friend who is also learning how to use WordPress has made some of them. I just want to correct the problem.

    I just checked the and the pages I’ve been working on only have 1 or 2 errors, not 900. You must have been looking at some other page and not mine.



    Forum Moderator

    If you read back, that was 900 CSS errors. Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

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

    I will try your suggestions.

    I didn’t think WordPress was so problematic. Maybe it’s all those plugins that don’t work right.



    Forum Moderator

    Yes – something (like a plugin or your theme) is causing a problem.

    I’m using the Twenty Eleven theme. I just deleted one of the plugins that I wasn’t using and now I can click the cursor in the editor by the image.

    Thanks for the advice.

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