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My media library suddenly stopped properly showing images. I've been running WP since June with no problems and then yesterday the Media Library stopped working. I didn't do any updates or install any plugins. I used it about an hour before with no problems and then went to use it again and it was broken. Here's what I know:

  • the media is still there. If I follow the direct link the image still shows just fine in the browser.
  • All images show fine on the blog posts. No harm there. They still exist on the server.
  • I can still upload an image. It just directly goes to the broken image default thumbnail view.
  • I CAN NOT insert images from the media library into a new post. When you look at the code the image path is missing.
  • I've disabled all plugins and it had no affect.
  • I've researched this issue on Google but have not been able to find a solution or a problem that is exactly as I'm having.

Update: I opened my site using the iphone Wordpress app and the media displays properly via the app. It does not display correctly if I log in on my phone via the browser.

Here is what my view looks like (note: many had this problem where the file name displayed along with the default image, but mine does not do that) screenshot of my media gallery

  • Look in your browser's error console for javascript errors. – Milo Sep 9 '17 at 17:59
  • This is what comes up in the console: load-scripts.php?c=1&load[]=jquery-core,jquery-migrate,utils,plupload&ver=4.8.1:9 JQMIGRATE: Migrate is installed, version 1.4.1 upload.php:1564 Uncaught ReferenceError: QTags is not defined at upload.php:1564 (anonymous) @ upload.php:1564 – Chuck Sep 10 '17 at 13:09

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