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#145 new defect

Extend Theme previews doesn't stay on same theme when using IE10 or IE9 in Windows 8

Reported by: lancewillett Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Theme Directory Keywords:

Description (last modified by SergeyBiryukov)

Migrating from #wp22450:

Originally reported in the forums: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/theme-twenty-twelve-single-post-preview-in-ie10

Extend Theme previews doesn't stay on same theme when using IE10 or IE9 in Windows 8, after clicking from index to a single post view.

What I expected to happen:
To continue previewing the same theme when I click around in the preview.

What actually happened:
The theme changes to Twenty Eleven after clicking

To repeat:

  1. Open http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/twentytwelve
  2. Click green Preview button
  3. Once in the preview, click into a single post
  4. See the theme change to Twenty Eleven


  • Breaks in both IE9 and IE10 with Windows 8; does not happen in other browsers like Chrome or Firefox; works fine in IE9 in Windows 7.
  • Happens with any theme on Extend (tested with Twenty Twelve and Esquire)
  • Example URL: http://wp-themes.com/twentytwelve?TB_iframe=true&width=1033&height=612
  • Loading wp-themes.com directly (not in the lightbox) works as expected

Change History (5)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#2 @celloexpressions
6 years ago

Confirmed with IE11 also. For me, it always changes to Twenty Fourteen, which is presumably the default.

#3 @Otto42
6 years ago

Theory: Something about that version of IE on that setup doesn't allow the iframe to set the cookie telling the site what theme you're supposed to be looking at.

#5 @obenland
2 years ago

Is this still an issue? The theme directory has been redone since this ticket was opened, any chance it got fixed with that?

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