Firefox 1.5 No Worky With WordPress (Updated 2x)

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Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2005, 12:45
Category: Software

Firefox-logo-150.jpgEveryone’s abuzz about the recent announcement of Firefox 1.5 but I can’t use it because it doesn’t work with WordPress, the blogging software behind my ZDnet blog The Apple Core. I’ve been using Firefox 1.0.x for quite a while now and I check the 1.5 beta releases every time they come out but I’ve had to go back to 1.0.x every time because of compatibilty problems. I was optimistic that the final version of Firefox 1.5 would work with WordPress, but alas, no dice. FF 1.5 betas had problems with Movable Type too, but I didn’t even get around to testing the 1.5 release with MT. Too bad, I really wanted to use some of Firefox’s new features too…
Click through for two updates on this strange bug…


Firefox-logo-150.jpgEveryone’s abuzz about the recent announcement of Firefox 1.5 but I can’t use it because it doesn’t work with WordPress, the blogging software behind my ZDnet blog The Apple Core. I’ve been using Firefox 1.0.x for quite a while now and I check the 1.5 beta releases every time they come out but I’ve had to go back to 1.0.x every time because of compatibilty problems. I was optimistic that the final version of Firefox 1.5 would work with WordPress, but alas, no dice. FF 1.5 betas had problems with Movable Type too, but I didn’t even get around to testing the 1.5 release with MT. Too bad, I really wanted to use some of Firefox’s new features too…
UPDATE:
Here’s how to reproduce the blocker bug in Firefox 1.5 with WordPress 1.5:
- Create a new entry “Write Post”
- Enter the Title
- Enter the Excerpt
- Enter the Post (the body)
- Click “Save and Continue Editing” or “Save”
- BAM the Post field disappears
I spent about an hour writing a piece for my blog this morning directly into the post field in FF 1.5 and BAM it’s gone. I had wicked flashbacks to this happening in the 1.5 beta releases and immediately threw it out and reverted back to version 1.0.7.
FWIW: Flock has the same issue.
UPDATE 2:
I can tell from your comments that no one can seem to duplicate my bug. I have been working with an engineer at Mozilla.org and still have the same issue.
Here’s what I did:
1. Removed ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox directory (copied it out for safekeeping)
2. Installed a fresh copy of Firefox 1.5
3. Launched it, logged into my WordPress 1.5 blog at ZDNet
4. Entered a title, excerpt and post.
5. Click “Save and Continue Editing” (Post gone)
6. Also tried “Save” (Post gone)
I verified that I don’t have any Firefox extensions or themes installed.
I am looking into whether this could be a problem specific to ZD’s installation of WordPress.
More as I find out what’s going on.
Platform: Mac OS 10.4.3
Hardware: PowerBook G4 1.5 GHz, 2GB RAM

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