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  1. Hi All:

    This is a question about posting an image to my blog. Sorry! I get the impression that questions on this topic have been asked many times. I am very impressed with Dr. Mike's post on the topic of uploading a picture to your WP.com space.

    I have tried to follow his directions carefully. But, I get stuck at this step:

    "- Under the “Post” text area, you will see another form with the labels “Upload”, “Browse”, and “Browse All.” This is what we’re going to use for uploading your picture to your webspace."

    I don't see the form with labels "upload," "browse," and "browse all." Instead I see a message that says "this feature requires iframe support."

    I looked up "iframe" on google, but the articles are written at a technical level beyond me.

    I am accessing my wordpress.com blog from Firefox 2.0.0.1.

    Thanks

  2. Actually that's the old FAQ and is out of date. (You are lucky though that I fixed teh broken pics in it this morning.) The updated one is here.

    iframes should work with firfox. Not sure why you're getting that error though. Hopefully someone will pop up with an answer.

    edit: Link fixed in teh sticky. I could have sworn that I did that months ago.

  3. are you running the adblock extension?

  4. Hi sunburntka:

    I might be running adblock extension. How do I find out? How do I turn it off?

  5. Is not the Adblock extension. I made that test and when you block the iframe it will make the whole thing disappear. Not even the "This feature requires iframe support" came up.

    Besides, because of localfoodsconnection's question, I can tell that he doesn't haven't it installed... but just in case, click on Tools > Extensions. A small window will pop-up. Look for the Adblock extension (it's called Adblock or Adblock Plus) if it's there, right click on it and click on "Disable". For this change to take effect, you need to restart the browser.

    EDIT:
    Sorry, the instructions I gave you were for Firefox 1.5. For version 2.0 click on Tools > Add-ons and when the small window pops-up, make sure the Extensions 'tab' is selected. Then proceed with the rest of what I suggested.

  6. I had the same exact problem, and I had luck doing this (and I use Firefox).

    Make sure you save your work ("Save and Continue Editing"), and then hit Ctrl+F5. If the upload box still isn't there, try it again.

    Sometimes I have to do that 3-4 times, but it always shows up eventually.

  7. I guess the problem is a slow Intenet connection, when I had a very slow access link have troubles with frames.

  8. Hi everyone. thank you so much for your ideas! I had been having problems with several other websites. As I thought about sunburnt's suggestion of adblock extension - well anyway....

    The problem was with McAfee Security! I turned off its adblocker, and I added wordpress.com to it's list of accepted sites. Now the upload frame appears in my "write" window!

    Happy, happy resolution to a long standing problem!

  9. YAY! I love happy endings. Thanks to those who helped solve this problem. :) yay! kamel ;)

  10. Happy bloggin' ;)

  11. The problem was with McAfee Security! I turned off its adblocker, and I added wordpress.com to it's list of accepted sites.

    thanks so much for letting us know, i'm sure it will help others in the future!

  12. Hi - i have the same iframe message coming up. What will happen if I turn off the ad blocker in Macafee? I don't want a whole bunch of ads coming at me which is why I presume it is turned off to start with. I have added WordPress to the accepted sites but still get teh iframe message. Can anyone help -in simple terms (sorry - true novice here!) - and advise what else might be the problem. BTW, I'm running ie7 if that is important...
    Cheers!

  13. Just turn it off while you're here and turn it back on when you leave.

    A number of adverts are delivered via iframes although to complete turn off iframes is I think overkill. This is just Macafee hitting yet another false positive.

  14. OK - thanks, I'll give that a go. You guys are sure kept busy round here!

  15. After much searching and frustration I can finally post pix. Thankyou!!!

  16. This should be in the FAQ IMO.

    Oh, Mark....

  17. Hi, almost total novice here.
    This forum thread seems to answer my questions exactly except... I am getting the same message re iframes AND I run McAffees, but I cannot seem to find the adblocker bit, nor the place to allow wordpress. I am hosting wp on my own site. Any dummies instructions would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Kerri

  18. You need to be over at WordPress.org; this support forum is for WordPress.com hosted blogs and we're running very different software here. I don't think we can help you. Our answers are going to be very different and inapplicable to you.

  19. But just for reference, here's a workaround.

    I saved this thread for next time. :)

    edit: Well, i thought I had. Let's try that again...

  20. I have the same problem: I cannot upload YouTube videos, as it says I need iframe support. I have no idea what this means.

    I use Firefox, and it works on my computer at university, but not at home...?

  21. Um, did you read the thread that you posted in? (Turn off the adblocker in Firefox)

    Just for reference, you don't upload Youtube videos. Here's the FAQ on the subject.

  22. Thanks drmike! It is now working.

  23. Thanks very much, I had the same problem and I just solved it by turning off McAffee´s adblock

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