Heads UP: WordPress and FireFox 4 Beta 6 – Post Content Duplicates

by on December 15, 2010

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WordPress and ‘Beta 6’ DO NOT Like Each Other!

(Make sure to see the update below on the status of this issue with future Beta’s.)  Gang, for any web denizen out there running a WordPress powered blog and are also helping test out FireFox 4, Beta 6, I think I’ve found a slight snag in this build of FireFox 4 that’s forced me back to FireFox 3.x for the time being.

What happens is that as I create an article, everything is fine.  But when I click on the HTML tab I find I’m looking at multiple events of my article.  That includes all images.

For instance, if I had a pic and a word in a post, like this:

Image

text.

And I were to head into my html tab, I’d then get this:

Image

text.

-Image

text.

-Image

text.

-Image

text.

-Image

text.

Kind of like when Shia LaBeouf goes a bit nuts in the dorm room scene in Transformers 2 as he went on a wild repeating spree about the code in his head!

It kind of sucks when you have to battle this Wrodpress/Firefox  issue.  It did start soon after I installed build 6 and I had not installed any new plugins, so my suspicion… SUSPICION, is that it’s the build.  It’s the only theory I have right now.  No one has contributed to my inquiry over on the WordPress Forums so I thought I’d toss this out here.

I’ve then switched back to 3.x and have aggressively been tabbing back and forth for the last 24 hours with no scary dupe symptons!

This post has been published safely under Firefox 3.x!  LOL.  I’m sure in the next build, things will be good.  They’ve been pretty good at cleaning up issues they’re made aware of over there under the Mozilla Firefox roof!

UPDATE 12/25/10:

Once I got off of Beta 6, the issues went away…  just thought you should know!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Bruce Simmons December 17, 2010 at 6:31 am

Quick Update/Test: Firefox came out with 4.0 Beta 7 and I’ve conducted one tentative test and the problem did not repeat itself under Beta 7. More testing to follow, for sure!

Bruce Simmons December 16, 2010 at 9:03 pm

No problem bud! Just go back to using 3.x for editing WP posts and you’ll be fine! Spread the word & thanks for coming by!

Haydée December 16, 2010 at 8:37 pm

YES!!! This is happening to me too. Thanks for validating!

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