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    I upgraded to 2.8 with a lot of regrets. I now have downgraded
    to 2.7.1 with a little better recovery, but 2.8 still left
    behind some issues.

    In 2.8, I could not ..

    – add permalinks
    – could NOT edit drafts
    – in one particular case it re-formatted a draft to the where I will
    need to start all over again
    – could not navigate within a draft using arrow keys

    Seriously … any suggestions ..?

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  • I just switched to the default theme and now everything is just a
    white page. I cannot even edit anymore …

    I’m getting the same problem with several of my WordPress sites. Is there a way to downgrade back to 2.7?


    help – me too – just posted a help me post….anything you click on gives a pageload error – redirect loop. I have not checked my drafts – yikes I have several hundred.

    I downgraded, but the upgrade to 2.8 seriously tainted everything.
    Of course, if you backed up your DB and WP files you will have
    better success downgrading. For myself, I am stuck with this
    terrible upgrade.

    I just want my visual editor back. I cannot ever edit posts as of

    The visual editor for some reason the new install doesn’t overwrite tinyMCE file properly.

    Here is how to fix it.

    1. download wordpress 2.8 from and unzip
    2. find wp-includes/js/tinymce
    3. in your website directory find wp-includes/jc/tinymce
    4. delete this file and replace with the new one

    true … thank you .. In addition, you MUST, completely exit
    your browser, then re-perform the upgrade (regardless of whether
    it is at the latest or not), then exit the browser again. Then
    visual editing will be restored.

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