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[resolved] [Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] breaks admin (72 posts)

  1. James Olney
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hmmm months of no response and no apparent support for the plugin and then we get a sarcastic and unhelpful response.

    This kind of thing just encourages me to look for other solutions. Not cool dude.

  2. leonuts
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I guess Joost didn't mean to be sarcastic, sometimes others are just being dumb or whatever you call it and simply point the mistake to the plugin author. The problems get more complicated once you have multisite installation.

    When you have few plugins turned on, it might possibly affect one or the other. I'd suggest you disable all the plugins and turn them on again one by one to inspect the issue. Try disable all plugin and just activate wordpress SEO and see if there's any problem. (Like my case, it's jetpack) I believe Joost has provided us with awesome tools for free and it's just unfair with these kind of comments. Technically he should be answering the questions but realistically if that's all he does then we won't get any update. I think he does provide paid solution if you're desperate to troubleshoot the problem.


  3. James Olney
    Posted 3 years ago #

    leonuts i get that totally and its easy to be ungrateful for free solutions (and this is a good one). but it's not just this thread i monitor and have posted to and sadly none of them have been responded to.

    my issue isnt a multisite one. it's screwed up dashboards, missing content, variations between user levels. a fair few things that I am others have detailed carefully. i get that flakey feedback will be less than helpful but there are people out there trying to get by and trying to help improve the product. after all if there is a bug that the community has found why wouldn't you want their help solving it?

    even on his site you cannot contact him about such things.

    the problem is one of eroded confidence. why would i gamble on paid support when the visible support and care for the community comes across as quite low? if you release a free plugin then you should support it. if you cant then you will get some bad press. its a simple reality. right or wrong that's how these things play out :(

  4. leonuts
    Posted 3 years ago #

    have you updated the plugin to the latest version? and did you try disabling all the plugins and check if your configurations are alright before enabling them one by one? I can confirm mine was the jetpack which cause the visual editor lost the buttons (I've removed them since it gets so bloated and replace stats with google analytics plugin from yoast as well)

  5. James Olney
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thanks for that. yep, tried all those things. the weird thing is i have it running on about 20 sites with very similar setups and only a couple are affected.

    what makes it odder is if you login as admin everything works perfectly. login as editor and you can use it on pages but posts get screwed up. go the next stage down and posts and pages are screwed up.

  6. leonuts
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry I can't help much, but I'd suggest delete the plugin and use wp-options plugin to delete the database entry as well and then try again.

    All the best James, cheers!

  7. James Olney
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thanks leonuts. that's a suggestion i haven't heard before so i will give it a go. (only downside is any seo will have to be redone).

  8. leonuts
    Posted 3 years ago #

    you're welcome, but also be aware that this step cannot be undo, please make sure you backup everything first just incase. the plugin link is http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/clean-options/ it's old but still usable, there are few newer ones out there but I haven't tried so no idea about it.

  9. RoamFree
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Someone else mentioned Jetpack problems, and I also am using Jetpack on my sites which are having missing-admin/edit-option problems. Yoast just blogged about one Jetpack problem today on his site. Maybe these are other Jetpack problems.

  10. modkid
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a clean installation of the latest WP. coupled with a woothemes theme.

    Only got a couple of standard plugins installed. But when i activate SEO it gives me blank pages everwhere.

    First it was a problem with wordpress importer. Disabled that, okay fixed. But then when i went to admin and see the pages section. it gave me a blank screen once more.

    It has to do with Next Gen gallery, because once i disabled it it worked just fine.

    How can i make the two work together?

    thanks guys

  11. RoamFree
    Posted 3 years ago #


    We don't know what is causing these problems, but they mostly seem to not be related to other plugins. Yours seems to be an interaction between WP SEO and NGG. I suggest that you start a new thread about "Admin blank screen with Yoast WP SEO and Next Gen Gallery" so your issue can be examined as a special case.

    I'm using both those plugins on several sites and have not noticed that behavior, but I'm mostly using the Weaver II theme. One site with Duotive theme is having WP SEO admin+edit problems.

    But the pair of WP SEO and NGG seem to be having trouble in your case. After starting a new thread for this plugin, you should start another thread in the NGG discussion and link to your new one. NGG recently changed to using some standard WP Javascript, and maybe something is interacting with NGG Javascript code.

    There is another thread where WP SEO requires a JS .option incantation which not available in WP < 3.3, so WP SEO does have some JS issues which are unresolved. We don't know yet the cause of what is in this thread, but your NGG interaction seems likely to be involved with the NGG recent JS changes. Although it might be that good NGG JS is being affected by WP SEO JS problems.

  12. ruhanirabin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have wordpress 3.5.1 with the plugin version 1.4.2

    -- Admin UI ajax scripts across all pages stopped working when this plugin is activated.

    -- I can use the plugin but it disables a lot of ajax screen elements

    -- I do not have NexGen plugin

    -- I am using w3TC

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