UPDATE – I found the problem! (Of course, it would have been nice if WordPress could have provided more support in the way of a person). In case any of you have this very same problem, where all your function buttons disappear when editing a post – or working on a new post, click on Publish at the top of the right-hand column and the buttons will reappear. What fooled me was, the first time I clicked on it nothing happened; well, evidently I didn’t click on it directly or hard enough, because when I clicked on it a few days later, it worked! I would suggest that WordPress add a small arrow like they have on their Screen Options that let’s one know that there is a choice of hidden or unhidden prompts. But, I’m back in business!
I am having a serious problem with the functioning of my WP blog. It started after WordPress paused their service for a maintenance session. When it started back (within a few minutes) I noticed my comment I had just entered wasn’t there; but when I clicked reply to rewrite it, the comment popped up. So that’s okay.
But then, when I went to edit my last post there were a whole lot of buttons missing! I couldn’t “preview” or “update” because the buttons had evaporated. I cleared my cache, used Google Chrome, used Mozilla Foxfire, checked it out on my other computer, changed themes – all to no avail. Has anyone else had these problems?
Next, I decided to add a new post (that’s where I ‘m at now). Okay, on the right there are still no buttons, no “save draft”, no “preview”, and no “publish”. So, why am I typing this new post? Just to see if the autosave will keep it in the system for me until the buttons reappear. But I think it would behoove me to copy this to Wordpad just in case autosave doesn’t do the trick – I see in the lower right-hand corner the draft is being saved every minute or so.
UPDATE – I’ve discovered I can add a new post by using the quick post because it has the “publish” button. If anyone has the answer to this mystery of the missing buttons would you please leave a comment. Thanks!
In the meantime, I think I’ll try inserting a new watercolor painting I just did with ArtRage, called “Underwater World”. And I’ve included a haiku. This is , indeed, a learning process. Right now it’s all about learning what the best tool might be to make a certain stroke, texture or shape.
stars shining above
shooting star streaking through sky
clouds meet milky way