posting from dashboard does not work (no preview or settings)
While on my blog, when I click on the big button on the top bar that says “New Post”, I get sent to http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ and am then told I don’t have the necessary privileges to access the dashboard for wordpress.com (apparently the overall wordpress site).
When I go specifically to my dashboard or navigate the menu dropdown from my blogname in the top bar, I get sent to the “Add New Post” page but am unable to preview my post (it tells me the page doesn’t exist).
If I publish a post and then go back to edit it, previewing the changes only shows the original post.
Further, if I try to alter the “status” or “visibility” nothing happens.
I have experienced this in Safari, Firefox and Chrome, and have made sure that 3rd party cookies are enabled.
The blog I need help with is xizar.wordpress.com.
I was messing around in Windows (under Bootcamp), and found the problems above were not present.
Is there something fundamentally different about the OS X browsing environment that breaks wordpress?
Is there something I can do to resolve this? (Other than “use Windows to post blogs from.”
We need to know the URL of your blog before we can help.
Oh! My bad. I thought the dropdown menu where it asks which blog made that clear.
Thanks. We always need the URL because the dropdown is only visible to staffers.
It sounds like a problem that a number of people are reporting. Someone has flagged this thread for staff attention, so hopefully they will have a fix for you.
Thank you very much! :)
Have a good day.
Can you please tell us which browser (and version of) you’re using?
All in OS X.
Hm, that Chrome is a bit out of date. You might want to update to the latest version (18) ASAP.
Specifically, what is the URL of the blog giving you trouble?
I horribly mistyped. Make the 10 an 18 for Chrome. Sorry.
the blog I was trying to adjust is xizar.wordpress.com
It’s definitely working properly for me.
Please try clearing your browser’s cookies and cache: http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/
I have done this to no effect.
Do you have third-party cookies enabled?
Yes, I do.
Do you have another network that you could check this from, like home, work, a friend’s house, café, etc?
The closest I can come to that is rebooting into Windows, where I had no problems.
Ok, so the problem is only under OS X?
Which version of OS X are you running?
Lion (10.7.3). “Software Update” tells me everything is up-to-date.
Do you have any luck if you check or uncheck “Always use HTTPS when visiting administration pages” at Users -> Personal Settings in your Dashboard?
Toggling that makes it so that things seem to work. I turned it off to try again, and things were broken. Turning it on fixed it.
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