Theme Preview Bug?

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  • #154130

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Just noticed this today, the WP.com Theme Preview in the Dashboard is returning a completely blank “preview”. I’ve tried about 6 different theme previews but nothing loads. The only thing visible is the top bar with the link to activate the theme or close without activating. Not been a problem for me up to now.

    Anyone?

    #154461

    Yeah, I see it too. Temporary digital gremlins perhaps?

    #154462

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Thanks for letting me know that you see it too, Richard. I’ll leave this as unresolved for the meantime.

    #154464

    You’re welcome. Perhaps staff is doing something in the shadows.

    #154525

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    You were right. The Theme Previewer wasn’t working yesterday because it got an overhaul. Rather than all the thumbnails being listed on one long page, they’ve been divided over 5 pages. (Hope this is in anticipation of new themes being added.) :)

    One more suggestion for usability, if we’re already talking, if we could just get the basic details per theme right there on that page, there’d be a whole lot less clicking going on:
    Customizable Header (Y,N)
    Supports Widgets (Y,N)
    Width of main column (xxpx)
    Maximum image width (XXpx)

    :D

    What else?

    #154536

    dari0b
    Member

    it’s now working fine again

    #154539

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Indeed!

    #154540

    dari0b
    Member

    please mark the form as solved.

    thanks

    #154541

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Already done. :)

    #154612

    ezee13
    Member

    the preview function still doesn’t work :(

    #154613

    timethief
    Member

    It’s working on my blogs.

    #154614

    I tried just a bit ago and it never displayed for me. Just stuck with the transparent black screen, but I tried just now and it was working. Who knows what it took to get the editor issue under control. It may take a bit for things to settle down.

    #154617

    Now the preview is out of order again. Fx. you can’t see the new Sandbox. As I just said in an other thread: I’ll go to bed now! :-D)))

    #154618

    There are several little weird things (preview, avatars in forum, editor still a little funky, send to editor not working well) I’ve noticed and I think staff is still working on things in the shadows.

    Get a good nights sleep universal.

    #154627

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    The link to preview a theme has completely disappeared, but by golly, We’ve Got Tags! LOL

    Hope it’s just more tinkering under the hood.

    #154628

    judyb12
    Member

    i tried switching my test blog to the new sandbox earlier today, and the screen just sat there with the little progress bar going forever. I finally just closed the tab. When i opened my test blog later, the new sandbox was selected and in use.

    #154629

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Still no preview button on the horizon. ‘-(

    #154630

    Yep, preview seems to come and go as does the activate link.

    #154631

    viveksivaram
    Member

    The preview didnt work for me yet on IE. So I installed Opera. Here I get an error while trying to preview the theme as well.

    “Error: malformed query”

    #154632

    viveksivaram
    Member

    the error in IE is :

    “The page cannot be displayed”

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