Please, PLEASE let me use the old editor!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
HTH and happy blogging…
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.
WLW is free to download. Google it.
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!
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.
Mine’s not working either.
If I get a new blog (my friend’s is blogspot and it’s really easy to use) do I lose all of this?
I guess people would still be able to view it but would I be able to take it with me?
I have no trouble with the new editor using Firefox on a Linux machine.
I had similar problems, but installing latest Flash, and changing to ie7.0.5 solved the problems (even though I use Maxthon browser)
I like the new interface – takes getting used to, but is more logical, and less cumbersome when you are accostomed to it.
Interesting. Sounds like 7.0.5 is the key there, because people still using 7 are reporting issues. Could be Maxthon, though. I’m using Windows 98 and whether FF or IE 6, I cannot use the Flash uploader at all. I think it’s an issue between Flash and Windows 98.
I am shocked! You are using 98?!
Actually I heard explorer 7 is not stable…
When is microsoft going to do something? But I have tried firefox before… gross~ Just can’t get used to Firefox, regretably.
I need your help installing those fancy widgets in your blog. Help help~! I have created a thread for this.
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