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  • I recently upgraded to 3.1.1 – and now the “Preview” button on the Edit Post template doesn’t work. That is, it won’t do what it’s supposed to do: immediately implement the changes to the blogpost itself which were entered into the Edit Post template. Instead, you click “Preview,” the blogpost-page *acts* like it’s updating, but it isn’t because nothing changes. Instead, to see your new changes you have to click “Save Changes” and then go to the blogpost page and reload it manually.

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  • 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 Ten 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.

    – re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress.

    Hi esmi, many thanks for your assistance! Here’s my report:

    As you probably suspected, it seems to be a plug-in, specifically the new Blackbird Pie plug in (version which – as I found through a carefull experimental process of activate/deactivate – messes up not only the Preview function I wrote about here but also the ability to tag blogposts, whose failure I made the subject of a separate posting to this WordPress forum. Indeed, I believe that I updated that plug-in at around the same time that I updated to WordPress 3.1.1, so that there’s no particular reason to think the new WordPress version is the guilty party.

    So I’ll notify the guy responsible for the Blackbird Pie plug-in, hope he is able and willing to come out with a new, corrected version rather soon, and, until then, either forbear from inserting Tweets into my blogposts or find some other device to do that.

    – MAO

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