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  1. WPML 3.1.4 does a JS error in post edition, so you can do any JS actions, 3.1.5b2 is fine.

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  2. On the ball as usual Jeff – fortunately I always disable the visual editor.
    Many thanks for the info.

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  3. mtibesar

    I’m in your camp @Keith Davis ;-)

    Jeff I don’t know about switching to another theme. Whenever I switch themes and then go back, my widgets scatter! Or, has that been fixed in 3.9?

    Thank you for letting us know Jeff – I think all WP news outlets should be reporting issues sites are having with major upgrades.

    I’m going to hold off this upgrade for several weeks so that the plugin authors have time to update their code.

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  4. The TEXT post window is now ruined. We can’t drag text into it, duh. The damn automatic media uploading “feature” won’t let us. Is there a way to turn it off?

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  5. adetechblog

    WordPress 3.9 is really awesome but I discovered link edit is not working on the recent update on my blog, any assistance on this?

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  6. They removed borders & padding!? Yikes! This will definitely affect my co-workers who rely on me for my HTML knowledge.

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  7. Significant UI changes seem to always come with growing pains that frustrate folks. Media handling has been long overdue for some major upgrades so I’m confident working through these issues will be well worth the pain overall for the continued growth of WordPress and our community.

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  8. I updated Zedity to patch the problem, didnt work, disabled Zedity and all is fine…

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  9. Thank you Jeff, and all other volunteers for the support. I was having an issue with WCK custom fields, but it is fixed now. :-)

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  10. Visual Composer plugin is a total mess with the upgrade. I’d suggest waiting to upgrade until plugins are caught up and updated.

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  11. @Jeff – well done for taking the time to help out on the support forums. We do the same on a forum for our main product expertise which is with an E-Commerce product and while it can be frustrating at times it is also very rewarding.

    As far as WordPress functionality being broken by plugins or themes, I wonder how many people complaining bothered to check reported compatibility of all of their enabled plugins against 3.9 before doing an upgrade ? A few minutes doing that and making enquiries with the plugin authors for any not reported as compatible before doing the upgrade would stop a lot of the issues

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    • “…how many people complaining bothered to check reported compatibility of all of their enabled plugins against 3.9 before doing an upgrade ?”

      Am I the only person in the world who still deactivates all plugins before upgrading and reactivates after the upgrade?

      At least that way you know if you have a plugin conflict and know where to start fixing things.

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      • With the move toward automated background updates (dot-releases today, sure – but major releases or even rolling releases tomorrow), I wonder if Plugin deactivation/reactivation should be a built-in part of the automatic update workflow?

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      • @Keith – I totally agree! I ALWAYS deactivate all plugins before updating and then activate one at a time. Some say 3-5 at a time; however I disagree – better to take the time one at a time then scratching your head when you get that fatal error and have to go back.

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        • Hi @Overall

          “…and then activate one at a time. Some say 3-5 at a time”

          Fabulous idea… that narrows down the search for the guilty party – will do that in future.

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  12. I’m also worried about my posts because I’m unable to edit my posts after updating WP 3.9 and

    i’m using Rock Page Builder, any solution for this?

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    • @wahabmehmood it’s most likely a plugin conflict. Deactivate all plugins and then activate one at a time to find which plugin is causing the conflict and not allowing you to edit posts.

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      • @OVERHALL I have used this method by deactivating all the plugins but this trick is not working for me. As I’ve mentioned above that I’m using rock page builder and I’m sure that their is some sort of confilict with theme that I’m using, again WP 3.9 ahaaa :(

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  13. Thanks for the help Jeff.

    I was using the “Ultimate NoFollow” plugin and the “Insert Link” worked after disabling it. I see the plugin authors have updated it and made it compatible with WP 3.9. Is it safe now to enable the plugin? Please advice.

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  14. Well I tried the deactivate plug ins, switching to the Twenty Fourteen theme and emptying the browser cache. I’m now in a worse position than I was before. I cannot login to my blog because it redirects me to some weird link and then gives a “Problem loading page” link. Now what do I do?

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  15. Panic – unable to edit posts after 3.9 install – the editing ‘kitchen sink’ has disappeared
    Still in panic mode – read a few blog posts. Decide to clear out browser cache and un-install all plugins, none of which are on the list above.
    Joy – I reactivate all the plug-ins I use regularly. The kitchen sink returns.

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  16. Bruce

    Regarding the Visual Editor issue being broken, lost or hiding under a rock… I went through all my plugins and found something interesting. Withing the JET PACK for wordpress there are many plugins that can be deactivated. 5 of them kept visual editor unoperational for me. They are as follows in case anyone wants to check for themselves.

    Within Jet Pack:

    Subscriptions
    Notifications
    Omnisearch
    Related Posts
    Posts by Email

    Hope this helps many of you….

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  17. Why in the world would they remove the ability to add/remove borders and padding to a photo—that’s about the most basic function any blogger uses EVERY DAY! Only a bunch of engineers who don’t use media would make the changes that are in place with this upgrade. Now that they’ve made it automatic, we’re stuck with it and I’ve got to explain to 20 bloggers why their new posts look like crap unless they become a coder and start screwing around with the HTML language.

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    • Yeah, this really bites. I’ve got dozens of clients already jamming my inbox asking why they can’t control images like they used to. As much work as it represents, I’m seriously considering rolling every website back to ver. 3.8.3 until someone with some sense recognizes what a colossal mistake this “Smith” mess is.

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