Technology Advice by Ryan Taylor Adams

I’m Having Trouble Adding Images/media to My Posts in WordPress 2.5

March 31st, 2008 · 6 Comments · Printer Friendly Version


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  1. It seems that there are some issues with the new image/media uploader in WordPress 2.5. The following are some of the issues users have experienced:
  • Upload progress gets “stuck”
  • Upload fails with an HTTP error
  • Upload box does not appear at all
  • If the upload window does appear, images can’t be managed or added

I personally was getting unable to add new images due to an “HTTP error” and was unable to add existing images from the “Media Library.” Here is the temporary fix that worked for me:

Update: It seems my problem was fixed by deactivating the “Bad Behavior” plugin I had installed.

  1. Disable the flash uploader with this plug in. Be sure to activate it after you upload it to your WordPress install.
  2. Download this zip file, and place the two files inside of it in the respective directories.
  3. Log-out of WordPress.
  4. Clear your browsers cache.
  5. Log in to WordPress and confirm you can upload/manage media.

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 WordPress 2.5 Media Upload auf Notizblog // Apr 1, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    […] Bei mir hat die Installation des No-Flash-Uploader Plugins geholfen. Weitere Tipps gibt es bei Ryan Adams. […]

  • 2 Wordpress 2.5 Bug - Can’t Insert Image into Post | Review Blog // Apr 10, 2008 at 12:40 AM

    […] some one else, already fixed with deactivating the “Bad Behavior” plugin that had installed. Maybe you guys have different plugins. Not sure, just give it a […]

  • 3 John Chan // Apr 10, 2008 at 1:06 AM

    Thanks for your solutions. It help me a lot. I put your link in my blog to appreciate it.

    Thanks again.

  • 4 Charlie // Apr 23, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Thanks for that plugin, I’d been tearing my hair out trying to find a solution for this.
    Really appreciate it!

  • 5 Andy // Apr 23, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Thank you – you saved me hours of bug tracking.

  • 6 John Raul Joven II // Apr 29, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    Great. This tip works on my WordPress 2.5.1 blog. Now I am able to upload. Thanks!