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Please, PLEASE let me use the old editor!!!

  1. Okay, I get it. You guys wanted to upgrade the appearance, but it's KILLING me. I cannot use this thing!

    First off, I can't upload images. I have the newest flash and I get as far as the little box that shows upload progress, but it freezes there. I use a lot of images and this is simply unacceptable.

    Secondly, when using old images, what the HELL is up with all the weird extra parameters it just throws in?? Let me use my own. I want to use "class=left" and that's ALL, but when it has me choose alignment, it gives me a totally different parameter value, not to mention the fact that it even puts an alignment value in when I choose NONE. I have to delete and replace crap EVERY time I want to put in an image!!

    And that's just with what little use I have of it. At least give me the OPTION of using the old editor. I have people writing for me as well and it's IMPOSSIBLE to keep up with explaining to them how to do everything. They're not all computer whizzes, and I just want them to be able to add images and write, but you're making it impossible by changing things like this.

    To put it bluntly, this new editor is NOT HELPFUL.

  2. You can use the old editor on an independently-hosted WordPress blog, but WordPress.com is not going to go back.

  3. In this thread, tisme gives a good explanation on how to insert images into posts with the tree icon. You still have to be able to upload though which you will have to do through the add media section.

    You might think about an offline editor, such as blogdesk or windows live writer, both free, and both will actually upload the images with the post when you send it to wordpress.

  4. I just thought of something for Firefox users. If you are using AdBlockPlus, turn it off (tools > addons) and restart your browser and try uploading. AdBlockPlus may actually be interfering with the Shockwave Flash uploader (many ads are flash based).

  5. I don't have Adblock.

    I am, however, on a Linux machine using a Firefox variant, and currently it just sits there, attempting to upload. At least give me another way of uploading images, this flash business is, for lack of a better word, bullshit. You're quite literally damaging my site by rendering me unable to upload images, something I was perfectly able to do before the "upgrade".

  6. zgates: I second thesacredpath's suggestion of finding an offline composition tool. You can avoid the new interface altogether. I just tried it and it's great!
    http://mikecane2008.wordpress.com/2008/04/09/blog-notes-blogdesk-is-fantastic/

  7. guess getting used to it is the best option

    http://www.riraito.wordpress.com

  8. There is a bug in the Shockwave Flash plugin for Linux that Adobe has not yet adressed. It is something that is out of the control of WordPress, but hopefully Adobe will get it corrected real soon.

  9. @thesacredpath: Adobe is not known for its speed. Plus, I'm beginning to find it very strange that WordPress *must* have known of this shortcoming with the Linux version yet went ahead with the changeover anyway.

    At some point, I'd like to go to Mac, but seeing all the problems happening to Mac users tends to make me believe I'll have to run Windows too on a Mac under virtualization. (Unless, of course, there are no problems with offline composition tools...)

  10. I use MacJournal on a Mac - you can send it to a blog using an official menu item as other offline editors do (post to blog, or similar), but in fact I am simply copying and pasting from the journal page into the WP editor and it does it fine. (I also run XP on a windows partition so I can check what IE does to it!)

    zgates - you'll be a lot happier of you try an offline editor. Be brave!

  11. Im having the SAME PROBLEM! Please help!!! Ive been saving a draft since the new WordPress style came, and I cant upload pix! Help?!

  12. It's impossible to use the new wordpress system. I can't upload links, insert links or new pic's. Please allow us to use the old wordpress editor. The new one does not work. Many other people are frustrated and are switching to more friendly media. I'm seriously considering exploring my options. I can't operate in this capacity!

  13. I'm using Firefox 2.0.0.13 on a Linux machine without any problem in uploading photographs. I'm happily uploading pics and inserting galleries. For whatever reason, the new interface is working fine for me, even if some others are finding it difficult.

  14. The old version plz, for me as well.

  15. Folks,

    If you want help with a specific problem, please contact support or post a new forum thread with a detailed description of the problem and any relevant information (your blog address, browser name and version, OS and anything else that might help).

    Tacking a "me too WordPress are teh suck" on the end of an existing thread might burn off a little frustration but that's about it.

    We'd like to help but need details, straight questions and answers.

  16. Ok,

    Im in the window with "new post", click on "add image" icon, click on the "choose files to upload", choosing photo...uploading process...crunching, file is uploaded in gallery, fill windows with titles and descriptions, choose alingment and size - done, click on the "insert into post"...window becomes white and nothing happens. When I want to close this window information "done but with errors on page" on the bottom bar appears...So Im closing window, there is no photo in the post window but file is uploaded in the Gallery...
    I can't upload photos. Don't know how to solve this, I was following instructions from wordpress automatic e-mail but it doesn't work.

  17. Hi! How can I upload a pdf file in the new editor? I cannot see the upload tab! I am using IE, Windows 2000 (SP4).
    Thanks!

  18. "a detailed description of the problem "

    details:

    With IE v7 simply don't work upload images

    see graphic example:
    http://www.grillonautas.com/index.php?showtopic=5695

    What do you not understand, tellyworth?
    Please, help us.

    Salud!

  19. There are so many, many idependent cries for help on image upload not working across multiple browsers and versions, (20 + posts by now?) that i think it is time to call it a wordpress problem, not a user probem. It's not the flash version, it's not the browser, it's not the platform. It's the uploader.

  20. I am having all the same problems described above. Here, however, is a work-around that I tried (in desperation) and <crossing fingers> it has worked so far ...

    When editing a post and getting to the place where you want to insert a photo, SWITCH from VISUAL editing mode to HTML mode.

    Find the place in the HTML code where you want the photo to appear (don't worry about alignment at this point). Place your cursor at that point in the midst of othe HTML soup.

    THEN click on the "add media" icon and proceed. There are other problems I'm having with the uploader (half of it is below the bottom edge of my browser; the only way to see all of it is to change the view percentage at the lower-right corner of my IE browser window, from 100 percent to 75 percent).

    BUT, the photo appears when I go back to visual editing. And, from that point, I can click on the picture, then the appropriate icon in the editing tool bar, and change alignment, horizontal and vertical spacing, and other paramenters).

    Hope this helps some of you.

  21. @gender

    Right now, IE is a problem in several areas. Virtually all of those I have convinced to download Firefox and use it till the IE bugs are worked out have had their problems disappear. And, if you wish, when the IE bugs are fixed, you can uninstall Firefox and go back to IE.

  22. teachernotebook
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    I was using IE as a workaround for not being able to upload images in Firefox/Vista, but now the IE doesn't work at all either.

  23. Well Firefox has been a disaster for me, so I think it is not the browser's fault. On the other hand for me with IE6 there is NO BUTTON to add images to the post. It just isn't there, so i can't tell if the uploader works or not. I have scanned the whole page and there is no access to media library at all. There is no add media bar at all. If there is it is hidden too well for me to find it.

  24. lazyaussie had it write the first time: this is a wordpress issue, not a user issue. Firefox doesn't work for me, either. I had to change my theme altogether in order to get widgets to work, sort of. I'm still not able to put an image in the sidebar, though the instructions are clear and easy. It simply doesn't work. I've given up asking or looking for help.

  25. While I do intend to contact WP support directly about this to let them know my struggles with the uploader, I am glad to find that I am not the only one with this problem uploading photos. I, too, can access the uploader without any problems up to the point that you click on "insert into post" and then all I have is a blank window that stays up ad infinitum.

    I really like the new platform and have had no problems so far until today, but this has been extremely frustrating for me. Off now to LiveWriter to re-do my post which is what I should have done 45 minutes ago.

    Thanks to everyone for sharing their suggestions for work-arounds.

  26. I hated the new editor at first too. I use a lot of photos in my blog. Here is what I do now; it works and I like it.

    Go to "Add an image. "
    Then "Choose files to upload." Find the folder with the photos that you have already edited, cropped and resized (usually 440 pixels wide for me.) Holding down the control key, click on all the photos you want in that post so they are selected. Click on Open. The photos will then all be loaded into the gallery.
    Then go to the spot in your post where you want the first photo and click.
    Reclick on Add an image and then "media library." The photos you have just loaded into the gallery will be on top.
    Click on "show" for the one you want to load. Adjust the alignment and size. Click on "insert into post". That should do it. Repeat for the other photos. One thing I hate is that medium is the default size, not full.
    This may sound cumbersome, but it is not once you get used to it and is faster than before as you don't have to keep going back to load the photos one by one.

  27. In my experience and historically there was always a problem with Firefox not displaying image borders. IE7 didn't work for image uploading or often created suplicate displays of the same image and you had to go back and delete one of them.

    The new uploader looks like it's working to address those issues.it writes different code to fix the alignment.

    It's also trying to stop themes breaking, by limiting the width of display to 500 px.

    Unfortunately it's not quite there yet. And it's stripping out alt and title tags. WordPress assured me they were working on it:

    http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/image-alignment-in-the-new-wordpresscom/

    HTH and happy blogging...

  28. I use Firefox. And I use Windows Live Writer.

    Using WLW has given me a quick, easy and very user friendly interface with the wordpress blogs I have running. I write, load pictures, edit and trim everything in WLW before uploading the entire shooting match to my blog. Especially good, is the image editor. Resizing is easy and does not destroy image quality. I can choose how I want the image placed, presented, framed or not. (I save most of my images as .png)

    This may be the answer for many of you out there. It has certainly saved me a lot of frustration. See results by visiting the url's below.

    http://exileonthewing.wordpress.com
    http://exilefiles.wordpress.com
    http://thepipesmoker.wordpress.com

    WLW is free to download. Google it.

  29. How can I use the old editor on WP hosted on my own site? I can't get the link thing to work to put in links. Thank you!

  30. Just did an upgrade to 2.5 ... I also have a WP hosted blog and that was a problem there the first couple of weeks (not sure how long) and now it works fine there ... which is why I took the risk of upgrading.

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