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New image upload option: wordpress 2.5

Guest Post by Richard

For those having issues with the new Flash-based image uploader introduced with the upgraded dashboard, WordPress has now given you a non-Flash based option. When you click on “Add an Image” in the editor, you will see a line of text below the “choose files to upload” button. When you click on the “browser uploader” link in that line of text, you are taken back to the old-style browser-based uploader that was used prior to the upgrade where you can upload one image at a time.

Click on the “browse” button, find the file you wish to upload, and select it, then click on the “upload” button. When the upload is finished, the window will refresh and you can then select the files size you wish to insert into your post, add a description, and choose whether to link the image to a URL, just as with the Flash-based uploader. When you have made your selections, click the “insert into post” button and you are done.

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9 thoughts on “New image upload option: wordpress 2.5

  1. Beneath the “choose file to upload” button in the “insert image” window (top image above), is a line of text which says, ‘You are using the flash uploader. Problems? Try using the browser uploader instead.’ If you click on the words “browser uploader” it will switch and at that point you should see the browse button (lower image above). If you do not see the browse button after doing this, then with that window open, force refresh the page and try again.

    Also, try logging out of wordpress, clearing your browser cache and cookies, restarting your browser and try again.

  2. I can see the “browser” link on my free hosted blog (this one).
    I cannot see it on my self-hosted install. :(

  3. I don’t see this link “You are using the flash uploader. Problems? Try the browser link.

    Why can’t I see this option in the dialogue box?

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  5. @arden
    We are assisting bloggers with free-hosted blogs here. If you have a install and are self hosting then you will need to go to for help.

    What is the url for your free-hosted blog (starting with http://) ?
    What is your operating system?
    Which browser and version of it are you using?
    Have you upgraded your Flash?
    Have you logged out, cleared your browser cookies and then logged in again?

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