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  • Resolved The_liz

    (@the_liz)


    Right after upgrade, there is no more post-excerpt field below the post-edit area in my admin. What could be causing this?

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  • 3.1 has a few bugs out of the box.

    It removes Archive links
    Category Links

    Adds a Bar on top of the site client side, that there is no option to remove. It has upset many of my clients.

    If i am not mistaken, a FEATURE should always have the ability to turned on and off?

    Otherwise it is core functionality.
    Hummm…

    @the_liz Just clisk on screen options and turn post_excerpt back on, you can turn off and on whatever you like

    @rogersjosephjr Its best to start your own support thread, not hijack others
    –the admin bar can be turned off per user or by code
    http://voodoopress.com/2011/02/wordpress-3-1-admin-bar-upgrade-issues/

    3.1 has a few bugs out of the box.

    It removes Archive links
    Category Links

    I’ve now upgraded 16 sites – only one had a modest problem – so no there are not “bugs”
    and from what I’ve seen so far, about the usual number of problems in this version

    Realy? so what your saying is that the 80 reported so far of my 138 that the Category Links produce 404 errors after the upgrade are not errors? Well then, if its not an error, it must be a Feature.

    sorry didn’t sign up for that feature.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    It removes Archive links, Category Links

    Not on any of my 10 sites it didn’t. Including one that uses a positively ancient theme.

    Adds a Bar on top of the site client side, that there is no option to remove.

    Incorrect. See Troubleshooting WordPress 3.1 – Master List

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

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    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Realy? so what your saying is that the 80 reported so far of my 138 that the Category Links produce 404 errors after the upgrade are not errors? Well then, if its not an error, it must be a Feature.

    It’s neither (come on, folks, lets work TOGETHER, eh?).

    Practically, we all MUST accept that it’s mathematically impossible for WP’s beta testers (the vast majority of whom are volunteers) to test EVERY server setup with EVERY mix and match of themes and plugins. Right? Okay. So yes, this are missed. Things are ALWAYS missed. We take what’s missed, fix ’em and move forward to make next time better for everyone.

    So rogersjosephjr, I for one would greatly appreciate your help here 🙂 Can you make a fresh topic detailing exactly what went wrong? I know it’s work, but you can help the community by doing that.

    @rev Voodoo:

    You said:

    “Just clisk on screen options and turn post_excerpt back on, you can turn off and on whatever you like”

    When I go to the posts page and click on “Screen Options”, there are check boxes for the following under “Show On Screen”:

    Author
    Categories
    Tags
    Comments
    Date

    There is also a field to set the number of posts to show.

    However, I see no option to re-add the excerpt text area that was under the post editor in 3.0.5.

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks!

    The WordWeaver
    http://www.endtimeprophecy.net/Blog/

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    3.1 hides some screen options on posts & pages edit screensby default. Just turn on the ones you want.
    More info here: http://ottopress.com/2011/wp-quickie-metaboxes/

    Hello Ipstenu,

    Thanks for your response.

    I followed the breadcrumbs and found the post made by Bill Erickson where he shared his code for making all of the metaboxes show by default under “Screen Options”. I now have the “Excerpt” option back again on the “Add A Post” page.

    To save some of you the hassle, here is the code. Just place it in your theme’s “functions.php” file, right before the final “endif;” at the bottom of file:

    // Change what's hidden by default
    add_filter('default_hidden_meta_boxes', 'be_hidden_meta_boxes', 10, 2);
    function be_hidden_meta_boxes($hidden, $screen) {
    	if ( 'post' == $screen->base || 'page' == $screen->base )
    		$hidden = array('slugdiv', 'trackbacksdiv', 'postexcerpt', 'commentstatusdiv', 'commentsdiv', 'authordiv', 'revisionsdiv');
    		// removed 'postcustom',
    	return $hidden;
    }

    The WordWeaver
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    Thanks for that snippet, WordWeaver. So for CUSTOM POST TYPES, shouldn’t something like this work? Not getting anywhere with it.

    if ( 'post' == $screen->base || 'page' == $screen->base || 'books' == $screen->base )

    Love custom post types, but they sure can be frustrating at this stage in the game. Any advice appreciated.

    I’m having the same problem: no place to input or edit excerpts when I’m adding or editing a post. The fixes above don’t work, unfortunately.

    I added the “Excerpt Editor” plugin, and that works, but it’s not convenient to go to Tools > Excerpt Editor instead of just adding an excerpt on the Add Post screen.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    kchristiehg – read http://ottopress.com/2011/wp-quickie-metaboxes/

    They’re all still there, you just need to enable them again.

    Thanks. That works perfectly.

    Hello,

    I’m using wp 3.1 and despite enabling post excerpt it doesn’t show up while adding a post.

    Also after adding a link in a post, I am redirect to a new post.

    Has anyone had a similar experience? Looking for a resolution

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    sledge81 – Make a new TOPIC. This is not the same problem.

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