WordPress editor scripting blocked by IE7

For those of you with WordPress blogs, does this look familiar?
WP Editor scripts on IE7: the problem

The new Internet Explorer 7 blocks a lot of (Javascript) scripting for security reasons, which means that clicking on “link” in the WordPress editor gives the warning message above. You have to select “Temporarily Allow Scripted Windows” to be able to use the WP editor buttons. But if you save the post and the editor window is refreshed, you have to do that whole procedure again. Security is nice, and we know why IE makes a point out of it, but it shouldn’t interfere with convenience too much.

Luckily there is a way to let IE switch the security warning off for URLs that are under your own control (like your blog, for instance):
WP Editor scripts on IE7: the solution
Add your own URL to the Trusted Sites (Options/Security/Trusted Sites) and you do not get the scripting warning anymore. Happy posting!

2 thoughts on “WordPress editor scripting blocked by IE7”

  1. I tried your fix,which makes perfect sense, and sadly it doesn’t work for me.

    I’ll probably go back to ie6 and stick with it until the day I die. The good programmers must have left MS after XP was finished… VISTA and ie7 are both painful and incredibly over complicated.

    Cheers for posting the fix though…


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