Why is 'Copy a Post' not working all of a sudden?
For the past week or so, whenever I use the ‘Copy a Post’ tool, instead of seeing the post I am copying, the text box is blank, and the title bar reads ‘Auto Draft.’ Why is this happening?
The blog I need help with is brianjudegratitude.wordpress.com.
It’s been happening to me too (seeing the auto draft, no post copied). I noticed it happens if I make successive posts. If I wait 5-10 minutes in between posts, the ‘copy post’ tool works again.
I only post once a day, and it continues to happen. =^(
Have you tried copy a post tag searches?
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Hi @brianjude27, can you give me the steps I’d need to duplicate this? Let me know what browser you’re using and what operating system, then let me know what steps you’re taking. Thanks in advance!
I use Google Chrome, Version 46.0.2490.80 (64-bit), Mac OS X Version 10.6.8.
I have an “Add New Post” page saved as a Bookmark. I open it every night, and select “Copy a post,” and I select a draft which I use as a template.
Usually this populates my title, body and tags with the info from the draft. Lately, inconsistently, instead it's all blank, and the title bar says “Auto Draft.”
I do the same thing as I have done for the past 1043 days, pretty much. (Rarely I'll do it on my iPhone.) Not sure why there is an inconsistency.
Thanks @brianjude27, can you try from an incognito window to see whether that makes a difference? Usually that will clear out some of the plugins and extensions that could be complicating things.
What do you mean by incognito window?
It’s also referred to as private browsing.
From Chrome, go to File > New Incognito Window. You’ll need to log in to WordPress.com again, but this will help us troubleshoot.
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