Spell check and links WILL NOT WORK with the new dashboard

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  • #210743

    membracid
    Member

    If you edit using Firefox, it has an automatic spell checker included–it will underline misspelled words in red, and you can right click for suggestions.

    I actually never used spell check in WP, so never missed it.

    #210747

    sweetrosie
    Member

    I am sorry I cannot supply my OS, I don’t know what it is exactly…
    Here are the details I do have:
    Microsoft Vista
    cookies cleared
    http://sweetrosie.wordpress.com

    I have no capacity to insert links,insert images, or use spell-check.

    Refresh does not work to solve any of these issue.

    #210748

    tellyworth
    Staff

    The spell checker is disabled for now because it was returning incorrect results. We’ll re-enable it once we’ve figured out what the problem was.

    The problem with the Links feature is probably caused by a caching issue. Clearing your browser cache (after closing all WordPress.com windows) might help. Here’s how to clear the cache in most popular browsers:

    http://kb.iu.edu/data/ahic.html

    #210753

    IE 7.0
    Windows XP
    http://www.5purposedriven.wordpress.com
    (Magnanimity)
    post: http://5purposedriven.wordpress.com/2008/04/05/new-wordpress-and-images/
    Did the “clear cache dance”, and the refresh page once I got the white screen.
    Then, logged in and back out of WordPress. Same results.

    Issue: Can upload pics to gallery. Cannot move them from gallery to post. Get a white screen. Tried “right click and refresh”, got the same white screen.

    Thanks! Great work, team.

    #210754

    tellyworth
    Staff

    I thought this thread was about the spell checker. Nevertheless, what version of Flash do you have? –

    http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_15507

    #210763

    thasquare
    Member

    yeah, i dont even have a spell check button and the hot key combo for spell check aint workin either.

    #210765

    ouyang42
    Member

    i am using safari, most recent version there is, on a macbook pro, yadda yadda…

    the formatting buttons are all missing (the “read more” button, paragraph formatting, links, any of the buttons that were pics in the old dashboard). is this going to be fixed soon, or am i going to have to start learning how to do everything html, or move to another host?

    PS, i have done the cache/cookie dance. several times.

    #210766

    tellyworth
    Staff

    ouyang42, I checked your dashboard with Safari 3.1 and the buttons are all there.

    Cookies probably aren’t relevant, but caching almost certainly is – Safari / Empty Cache is worth another try, as is shutting down and restarting Safari.

    thasquare, as posted above the spell checker is disabled while we fix it.

    #210778

    sweetrosie
    Member

    http://sweetrosie.wordpress.com
    Internet Explorer
    Microsoft Vista
    cookies have been cleared

    Thank you. The forum has enabled me to upload photos to my post. It was my mistake. I was not using the round, spiky “add media” icon. I was trying to use the “add image” icon.
    The photo uploading when I realised this was quick and troublefree.

    I am afraid I still cannot use the “add link” icon. I am still getting the empty box and refresh doesn’t fix the problem.

    #210818

    ouyang42
    Member

    like i said, i have emptied my cache, several times.

    #210819

    ouyang42
    Member

    the problem is when i am working on a draft or an existing post. the buttons are not there.

    #210820

    The spell check issue has been reported many, many, many times in the forum. Support is working on the bug.

    #210824

    workcoach
    Member

    I was playing around writing a new post, and I noticed the misspelled words were underlined. So I right-clicked on them and lo and behold there were words I could choose from at the top of the box that opened. Until the real spell checker is back, maybe this will help someone? (I use Firefox 2.0 and Windows XP)

    Also noticed all the COOL new stuff when you click on the “kitchen sink” icon. Wow!

    #210825

    workcoach
    Member

    Oh…I’m sorry. I see membracid already said that and explained it’s a Firefox function. Oh well. I was just trying to help. I’ve helped implement new versions of old systems and I know how frustrating this period can be for all sides.

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