I have the latest wordpress version installed. When I upload an image in the control panel for a post, I then go to edit it (crop an image for the thumbnail the way I want or rotate or do any kind of editing) and instead it shows a broken image.

The actual images are uploaded, I just can't seem to use the wordpress image editor.

Any ideas why or how to fix? See image below for more detail

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2 Answers 2


Check the permissions on the file as it sits on the server. Try loading the image URL into a browser and see what error displays. Sometimes I can duplicate the image and reupload and it works. Just some things to try.

  • If I right click, open image in new window on the broken image in the screenshot above it will try opening a URL like this... http://www.mysite.com/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=imgedit-preview&_ajax_nonce=29db12886f&postid=34&rand=94296 and will show a broken image on that page as well. So far everything I have tried has not helped and I have tried uploading several images and all of them have the same result. I change the images full permissions 666 and then 777 but still the same result
    – JasonDavis
    Mar 16, 2012 at 10:45
  • I have made some progress in finding the problem, In my functions file I have about 10 other files that I include into my functions files that do all kinds of stuff, 1 by 1 I disabled each file and eventually I got it working as long as my file I call cd-widgets.php is not included, so my problem is somewhere in my widget code. Shouldn't take long to fix now, thanks for the help
    – JasonDavis
    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:04

Had the same problem and find that in one of my plugins I had a file that started with a blank line before


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