Debugging ajax problems with firebug.

Now WordPress 2.5 RC1 is out it the wild for testing we are receiving some reports of strange problems with some of the ajax functionality in the admin pages so I have prepared a quick tutorial to help people collect the relevant debugging information to help us investigate the problems.

Here is how to prepare:

  1. Install Firefox (if you don’t have it already!)
  2. Install firebug. This is the web debugging tool of choice.
  3. Load up the relevant WordPress admin page that is not working for you.

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Firefox and Thunderbird New Home

Firefox and Thunderbird have a new home and Firefox is now available in fully auto-updating v1.5 release. Go Get It!

Firefox 1.0.1 released

A nice surprise this morning a new version of Firefox, the browser we all love.

It’s nice to see that the main reason for the release is to fix the IDN bug (which didn’t affect IE – because it doesn’t support IDN without a 3rd party extension.). Firefox now displays the punycode representation of the domain name by default like so:

idn fix demo

The is the option to display the Unicode representation if you want instead of the puny code to revert to the old behaviour. It is also nice to see that the disable IDN option now works successfully as well!

The about:config options


Spellbound – A spell checker for firefox – integrates very well and allows spell checking of any text-field.
So hopefully this post should all be spelt correctly 😉
» Hat Tip Goes to Matt for this.

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