posting from dashboard does not work (no preview or settings)

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  • #879157

    xizar
    Member

    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.

    #879344

    xizar
    Member

    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.”

    #879346

    raincoaster
    Member

    We need to know the URL of your blog before we can help.

    #879350

    xizar
    Member

    Oh! My bad. I thought the dropdown menu where it asks which blog made that clear.

    xizar.wordpress.com

    #879359

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #879364

    xizar
    Member

    Thank you very much! :)

    Have a good day.

    #879471

    macmanx
    Staff

    Can you please tell us which browser (and version of) you’re using?

    #879478

    xizar
    Member

    Safari 5.1.5
    Firefox 12.0
    Chrome 10.0.1025.151

    All in OS X.

    #879479

    macmanx
    Staff

    Hm, that Chrome is a bit out of date.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?

    #879480

    xizar
    Member

    I horribly mistyped. Make the 10 an 18 for Chrome. Sorry.

    the blog I was trying to adjust is xizar.wordpress.com

    #879484

    macmanx
    Staff

    It’s definitely working properly for me.

    Please try clearing your browser’s cookies and cache: http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/

    #879485

    xizar
    Member

    I have done this to no effect.

    #879486

    macmanx
    Staff

    Do you have third-party cookies enabled?

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/third-party-cookies/

    #879487

    xizar
    Member

    Yes, I do.

    #879488

    macmanx
    Staff

    Do you have another network that you could check this from, like home, work, a friend’s house, cafĂ©, etc?

    #879489

    xizar
    Member

    Unfortunately, no.

    The closest I can come to that is rebooting into Windows, where I had no problems.

    #879490

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, so the problem is only under OS X?

    Which version of OS X are you running?

    #879491

    xizar
    Member

    Lion (10.7.3). “Software Update” tells me everything is up-to-date.

    #879507

    macmanx
    Staff

    Do you have any luck if you check or uncheck “Always use HTTPS when visiting administration pages” at Users -> Personal Settings in your Dashboard?

    #879510

    xizar
    Member

    Yes.

    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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