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  • Resolved snoffel


    I installed a wordpress MU Site in order to manage several blogs with the same theme. And I want to use a lightbox Plugin with image sublines based on image title text.

    But something strange happens with saving image titles: “non-networkadministrators” can’t save image titles in posts!

    As an “only-one-blog-administrator” I type in an image title in Visual Mode, change to HTML Mode and it is still there. As I press the Save button, the page gets reloaded and only the part title="test" has disappered form the source code.

    If I do exactly the same with an “network-admin” user, this does not happen.

    I deactivated all plugins, I changed the author of the post, I tried different title texts – allways same result, only the user-type seems to be the reason why it works as expected or not. It does not matter if I am in a child-blog or in the main master-blog. And with user-role “author” and “editor” it is just the same – only the network-super-admin ist able to save the image title.

    Anyone else with the same effect? Any clues? Any help?

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  • OK, i found out it has something to do with unfiltered_html which is only allowed for super-admins. By using this plugin I could save image titles as blog-administrator:

    But isn’t that stupid that image titles are declared “evil”? And if they are “evil” why is there a dummy editor form to fill it in, as it doesnt’t get saved anyway?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Don’t use that plugin if you have open registration where anyone can make an account. It’s very dangerous.

    Is this the default image title from the built in WP tool that isn’t being added, or is it from the plugin? And if it’s a plugin, which one?

    I do not have open registration – I know that might be really dangerous.

    And for adding the image I use the build in TinyMCE, but it is the same if you just type code in HTML Mode: I enter

    <a href=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-386 alignnone" title="Titel Test" src="" alt="" width="114" height="76" /></a>

    and after saving I get:

    <a href=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-386 alignnone" src="" alt="" width="114" height="76" /></a>

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    I asked because you said:

    And I want to use a lightbox Plugin with image sublines based on image title text.

    The plugin is the reason why I want to use img titles – but has nothing to do with the effect of disappearing html-code itself.

    I still don’t understand if it is a bug, that will be fixed one day – or if title-tags in images really might be dangerous?

    With the plugin mentoined above I get my site running – but somehow it feels wrong to depend on it.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Right 🙂 I wanted to make sure I understood where you saw the issue and with what configuration 😉

    I’m going to have to play and see if I can reproduce this and, if so, why it’s doing this. It seems odd to me too!

    snoffel, Ipstenu,

    I also are experiencing this problem.

    WordPress 3.3 (non-mu)

    I have a user set-up as “Author”

    This user has all applicable rights, except being able to save image “titles”. “alt” text works fine.

    I’ll try the suggested fix as I do not have open registrations either, however I’m not totally comfortable with this workaround.


    Laurence Tuck


    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler


    That’s not a patch, that’s a hack.

    i am having the same problem on WP 3.3.1 with multisites enabled and some plugins installed…

    i tried to fix it with “role scoper” to allow “unfiltered_html” for aothrs… but this dindt help 🙁

    since i dont have the time to debug now, i applied “the hack” what works well (till next core update)


    Same problem – this has had me scratching my head for some time. Looks like it was reported some time ago – only solution was to apply the hack.

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