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Flash Image Upload Test

Two of my Twitterati are having issues with WordPress 2.5 and Flash Image upload, so I'm trying some stuff out.

This is new. I almost NEVER use the Word­Press dash­board to write posts because I like MarsEd­it so much, but two of my Twit­terati are hav­ing issues with Word­Press 2.5 and Flash Image upload, so I’m try­ing some stuff out.

I\'m contemplating something

Edit: OK — That worked just fine. I’m on an Intel Mac, Leop­ard 10.5.2 — using the lat­est ver­sion of Flash and I just insert­ed the image from the Post page in Word­Press. I select­ed the image, added the para­me­ters I want­ed and clicked “insert into post” — then I set-up my for­mat­ting.

Update 2: The AWESOME Mark Jaquith just added a com­ment — appar­ent­ly this is either a Bad Behav­ior plu­g­in incom­pat­i­bil­i­ty (so use Akismet or Defen­sio and dis­able BB for now) or some­thing with the mod_security Apache mod­ule — which may be false­ly mark­ing WP 2.5 as mali­cious code. If you have Apache access, I guess you could try whitelist­ing Word­Press (not sure how to do that — any­one smarter, chime in), but this is prob­a­bly some­thing you’ll want to bitch to your host about.

Thanks Mark!!


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Mark Jaquith - Gravatar

Mark Jaquith said:

These prob­lems usu­al­ly have to do with mod_security which is an Apache mod­ule that blocks requests that look like they may be mali­cious. Appar­ent­ly a lot of peo­ple are get­ting false pos­i­tives with the Word­Press 2.5 flash uploader. Anoth­er pos­si­ble cul­prit is the the Bad Behav­ior plu­g­in.

Posted on: April 22, 2008 at 4:38 pmQuote this Comment
I have had enough of Word­press dash­board 2.5… at Hap­py Thoughts… Sad Thoughts… - Gravatar

I have had enough of Word­press dash­board 2.5… at Hap­py Thoughts… Sad Thoughts… said:

[…] I am flow­ing the rec­om­men­da­tion of Christi­na War­ren who blogged about me and anoth­er twit­terati here hav­ing prob­lems with Word­Press 2.5. Lets see if this will […]

Posted on: April 22, 2008 at 5:18 pmQuote this Comment
Most­ly Lisa - Gravatar

Most­ly Lisa said:

Gosh you are so smart. Did you upgrade to 2.5.1? It’s like, geez WP chill out a lee­dle, I just worked out all the kinks on 2.5… V-chat me soon. I miss your milk­shake!

Posted on: April 28, 2008 at 4:14 amQuote this Comment
Shaun Kester - Gravatar

Shaun Kester said:

Putting this…

Sec­Fil­terEngine Off Sec­Fil­ter­Scan­POST Off

…in my .htac­cess file fixed the HTTP upload errors when using the flash upload in my WP 2.5.1 install.

Saw you post in the (mt) forums, thought I’d check your blog out.

Posted on: April 29, 2008 at 3:00 pmQuote this Comment
Jen­ny - Gravatar

Jen­ny said:

Hip Hip hur­ray, I have found anoth­er girl geek like myself, and iron­i­cal­ly in my neck of the woods! Go Geor­gia!

Posted on: May 5, 2008 at 9:14 pmQuote this Comment
Most­ly Lisa - Gravatar

Most­ly Lisa said:

you don’t love your blog enough. or me. sad­dest face ever

Posted on: May 6, 2008 at 5:15 pmQuote this Comment
Christi­na War­ren - Gravatar

Christi­na War­ren said:

Wow, thanks for the guilt-trip Lisa! Now I real­ly don’t love you.

I’m kid­ding, of course. I love you lots. And my blog. Even when I am a neglect­ful webmaster/friend. I’m sor­ry!

Posted on: May 6, 2008 at 10:21 pmQuote this Comment
Kris­tan­na - Gravatar

Kris­tan­na said:

WoMBR2 Wish I could come up with posts that cool.

Posted on: April 10, 2011 at 8:18 pmQuote this Comment