• What To Do When You Get The Evil White Screen When Uploading Image Media in WordPress 2.5.1

    July 2nd, 2008HARTHmmmm Things, Quickies

    I didn’t notice this on my other blogs, but today it was a big deal with a few of my Battling For Health series of blogs.

    No matter what I tried to do .. the result was the same. When you upload images in either visual or non-visual mode .. and then click the INSERT button, the flash screen would turn white – freeze – not close at all, and no image would be uploaded.

    Not Good!

    I can imagine how frustrating it must be for the writers .. not being able to insert images. There is a feature where you can insert images from other sources .. but, this is useful when sites are already online say, on Flickr or PhotoBucket etc. But it’s much better to store the images on my dedicated server – at least, I like it better. I don’t have to worry about sites disappearing, or images being removed, or even sites going broke and shutting down. And, my job is to make sure that my writers just have to focus on their talent and skills – writing. It’s just not right for me to say .. “Well, it worked for me on my site~!”

    So .. I looked and looked and looked .. and – I FINALLY FOUND AN ANSWER THAT SOLVED MY PROBLEM.

    Here it is in a nutshell

    If you jump to the website, or “view site” from within the dashboard of my blogs .. the bottom taskbar of the browser window was displaying battlingforhealth.com

    If I go into my dashboard, option/settings .. my WordPress address (URL) and Blog address (URL) both was displaying this address BattlingForHealth.com

    You see .. I like to capitalize the first letter of each word of these type of domains, like AndYouWill.com and even worse on HARTmarket.com sites!

    All I did was change the options from BattlingForHealth.com to battlingforhealth.com and everything worked perfectly after that!

    Found at WordPress Support by N8uri

    * Everyone: I’ve got the fix:

    Check your browser’s address bar at the top (where your http://blahblah.com address is)

    If you’re coming from any site that uses a masked forwarded domain, it won’t work. When you insert media into post while your browser’s address bar has the same domain name in it as the one listed in your blog’s settings > General – WordPress Address URL, it will work just fine.

    I tried it with other tabs open, Firefox and Safari. I don’t think it’s browser dependent. The reason for inconsistency is probably from visiting forwarded masked domain sites, coming from frames, and all other sorts of ways in which your address bar will say something besides what it should.

    Hope this finally puts this huge issue to rest!

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