Image / Media Uploader Forces Login Screen in Firefox and Opera (11 posts)

  1. pange
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello! A few days ago I updated my site http://frozen-flower.net to version 2.7 of wordpress. I think I was using 2.5 before this. The flash media uploader worked fine for me then, but now I am experiencing this behaviour:

    I click Select Files, choose my images, and press okay. The uploader appears to be working, it uploads the images, then says "crunching". Instead of showing the options for the image below when it's done, it shows the WordPress Login screen. If I try multiple images, it will show a Login screen in place of each and every image option panel.

    I've followed the advice from the sticky thread. I've disabled all my plugins while trying out different fixes. I've altered my htaccess files based on advice from several threads. I've deleted the admin files and reuploaded them. I've cleared my cookies and cache several times, rebooted my browser, etc. I've updated to the newest flash player. I've tried small images, large images, images one at a time, images in groups.

    The strange thing is that the media uploader works fine in Internet Explorer only! Shocking! I've tested it under Opera, Firefox, and Google Chrome and those three will not run the media uploader on my WordPress install. But since Internet Explorer is not my browser of choice, I'd rather get it work everywhere. [I kind of giggled when I read one of the answers on the support thread was "Stop using Internet Explorer already" since it's what I've been forced to use to upload images on mass lately. ;D]

    I've been stalking all the threads I could find with this issue, and it seems that the only ones that are listed as "resolved" have had the person give up on the flash uploader and start using the browser uploader instead. For me, this isn't the solution I want. I want to be able to upload photo sets in my blog entries, so uploading the images one at a time is not the best use of time. :(

    Does anyone have any new ideas that they think I should try? Or are you experiencing this problem too? I appreciate any insight on the situation! Thanks!

  2. mrgreenfur
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've been having this exact same problem for a few months now. I'm using flash 10, wp 2.7.1 and both firefox and opera.

    I have no idea what happened to the uploader. Anyone else?

  3. oksure
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same issue here.

    I've migrated my blog from one server to another, and I noticed that the flash uploader is not working properly this morning.

    When I tried to upload an image via flash uploader, it redirects me to the login page. Even after I put my id and password, it just doesn't work.

    I suspect it is somewhat related the migration I have done, because html basic uploader works fine.

    Is there anyone who could help me on this?

    Thank you in advance.

  4. oksure
    Posted 6 years ago #

  5. stormrider
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the same problem; redirects to login in Firefox, works fine in IE

  6. sanchothefat
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've got the same issue too, having trouble tracking it down to either server settings or something to do with Flash 10... Regular browser uploader seems to work and all the permissions are right... Help!

  7. sanchothefat
    Posted 6 years ago #

    When the image uploader is loading I can see two GET requests in firebug that seem to be the same (same param/value) except that the second one gets a 206 'partial content' returned with no visible response... Is that the expected behaviour?

  8. niekvugteveen
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Both uploaders don't work. Flash uploader forces login screen. Browser uploader shows a "try again" screen.

    (Using Firefox 2.7 & Chrome with flash 10 and wp 2.8.2)

    IE8 shows an HTTP error. Checked the CHMODS and changed the upload dir. Didn't work. This seems te be a JS error.

    Jquery has been updated in WP 2.8 to Jquery 1.3.2. This may be the problem... I'll get back to you on that.

  9. niekvugteveen
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Migrated JQuery back to 1.3.1. Didn't work.
    Renamed the uploaded picture and tried others. Didn't work.
    Re-uploaded WP 2.8.2. Didn't work.
    Altered htaccess. Didn't work
    Disabled all plugins. Didn't work.
    Disabled Gears, tried default theme. No effect.

    Other topics on this problem:


    http://www.ibuyringtones.com/iblog/wordpress/wordpress-uploading-image-problem/ download this plugin and see if it works.

  10. slicedlime
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I got this error on the latest version, the potential fix link in the last post didn't work. Fiddled with it for a while and managed to fix it. Here you go:


    The cause of it is your php installation being done with --disable-ctype, and wordpress using a ctype function (just like the problem back in 2.5).

  11. sirdude
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had the same problem and found a solution for at least 'my problem'.

    It was obscure, since i had another blog on the same server that worked perfectly.

    Same plugins, same almost everything!

    Turned out to be i had the Stylish Firefox add-on and it was enabled for my NEW site as i was configuring things.

    As soon as i turned off Stylish, bam it worked like a charm.

    Don't know if you are using Stylish, but this at least helped me.

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