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Post Titles Changing to "admin"

  1. This is an ongoing frustration... if I publish a post, then edit that post, the title "magically" disappears and is replaced with either the word "admin" or my user name (which seems to depend on how I've logged in). If I fail to notice it and remember change it back, when I update the post the title of it changes. I've looked through all the settings pages I can think of and find nothing that would cause this...

    It happens on two blogs I manage... one is http://wboomsma.com. I posted this four months ago, had no response and that topic is now considered closed.

    If I make a minor edit in a post I must remember to also edit the post title back to it's original--not exactly a convenient thing!

    My primary browser is Internet Explorer--and I've noticed that creates some issues with (for example) handling media but I'm not sure how that would be a factor with this problem.

    I consider myself reasonably proficient with WordPress--not a geek, certainly.

    The blog I need help with is wboomsma.com.

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  3. Thanks... I'm subscribed... no problem with being patient, I'm actually almost used to the problem! LOL

  4. Hi walterboomsma,

    This is odd behavior for sure!

    To dig into this, I'll need a little more information from you.

    1) Which version of IE are you using? 2) Can you link me to a post where this has happened in the past? 3) When you are editing a post and this happens, are you using the Visual or Text window in the main editor window? Does it make a difference which view you use? 4) Could you please try to replicate the process in a different browser such as Firefox or Chrome, to see if it happens there as well?

  5. Thanks for the prompt reply, Jackie!

    1. Internet Explorer 10, kept updated. I would note that IE does cause some issues... I often have trouble uploading images with IE. When I switch to Chrome, no problem.
    2. Since this happens while I'm editing I'm not sure how to link you to it. (I usually fix the headline before I post it.) In order to see it happen you might need access to my dashboard. I could also create a test post, allow it to happen, publish it with the title (it always changes most often to "admin" and occasionally to my user name) if that would help.
    3. I tend to mostly use visual, but I can't say that I've noticed whether or not it would make a difference. I can experiment with that and let you know.
    4. I can't say that I've noticed so I will do this and let you know by posting here.

    Thanks again for your help!

  6. Hi again,

    The reason I wanted to see a post where this had happened was so I could check out your revision history, so if you could point me in the right direction, that would be helpful. It's okay if the post isn't showing the incorrect title now, though if you were able to reproduce it and save that post as a draft temporarily, that would be even better.

    Is this only happening in IE, and not when you use Chrome?

    Also, if you could capture a screenshot for when it happens, that would be very useful. http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

  7. Since posting I did this on the site http://mainestategrange.org:

    Using IE, I opened a new post. The blank title space changed to "admin" almost immediately. I changed it to

      Ride The Bus to National Conference!
    , wrote the post using the text window, published it. After publishing it to "admin." Since I did no editing, I checked it by visiting the site, then closed IE.

    Using Chrome, I opened a new post and had exactly the same experience with the post

      Youth Department Update.
    (http://mainestategrange.org/?p=6051)

    This morning I went to the site (using IE) and clicked "edit" on the Youth Department Update post. When it opened the title changed to "admin." (I have a screenshot, have to figure out how to insert or post it here.) I updated it with the wrong title, then fixed it and updated again, so the Youth Department Update post should have some revision history.

    Thanks again...

  8. Since posting I did this on the site http://mainestategrange.org:

    Using IE, I opened a new post. The blank title space changed to "admin" almost immediately. I changed it to "Ride The Bus to National Conference!", wrote the post using the text window, published it. After publishing it to "admin." Since I did no editing, I checked it by visiting the site, then closed IE.

    Using Chrome, I opened a new post and had exactly the same experience with the post "Youth Department Update. (http://mainestategrange.org/?p=6051)

    This morning I went to the site (using IE) and clicked "edit" on the Youth Department Update post. When it opened the title changed to "admin." (I have a screenshot, have to figure out how to insert or post it here.) I updated it with the wrong title, then fixed it and updated again, so the Youth Department Update post should have some revision history.

    Thanks again...

  9. Sorry about the double-post... I still haven't figured out how to post the screen shot. :-( By the way, this only happens on my self-hosted blogs and not wordpress.com blogs. Self hosted blogs are with Hostgator.

  10. Aha! I think this is the link to the screen shot:

    http://mainestategrange.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/MSG-Screenshot.jpg

    Sometimes the obvious escapes me.

  11. Hi walterboomsma,

    The site mainestategrange.org is not hosted at WordPress.com, so I will not be able to access your site/files for troubleshooting. One thing you might try is deactivating all of your plugins to see if a plugin may be causing the issue.

    You initially noted that it was happening on wboomsma.com, which is hosted with us. If you can reproduce this behavior on WordPress.com, then that's something I can investigate further.

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