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I'm trying to do what I would think should be very easy.

Display an image on a page.

I had it before, now trying to go back, can't make it work.

See attachments.

(1) Start with edit_page. Click edit under single image (top item).

(2) Produces single_image. Click Add Image. Choose from media library.

(3) Produces Show Image. I pick one (by clicking show).

(4) Takes me to insert. I click "Insert into Post" (Caption makes no sense, but it's closest thing I can think of)

(5) Takes me to never_loads. This just goes on forever.

How can I get a simple image loaded?
edit-page.jpg
single-image.jpg
show-image.jpg
insert.jpg
never-loads.jpg
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This is all the theme screwing up.  Which theme is it and where did you get it from?
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I think it's called BEE. I don't even know how to figure that out for sure. If I go to Appearance, Themes it says Active: Bee.

Of course I inherited all of this mess. I have no clue where it came from, I'd guess a Google search on "Bee WordPress Theme" might give some clues.

My own company web site is in Word Press, no problems.

Thanks for all your ongoing help.
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It looks like that theme was designed to build photo portfolios.  It appears to have its own mechanism for inserting pictures on pages.  Look here:

http://themeforest.net/item/bee-responsive-retina-multipurpose-wp-theme/5471589
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To profgeek,

Yeah, about half way down it shows page builder & Module "Single Image". That doesn't work. That's what I've been using.

In addition, I didn't mention it in my EE post, we are really trying to get a slider to work there. If you put a slider in & leave all the other text areas, you get a COMPLETELY blank page.

I'd like to throw away that theme, but too much effort has gone in to it.
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It sure does seem like the theme is the issue here.  I did find this documentation that may help if you want to stick with this theme:

http://www.uiueux.com/a/bee/documentation/#!/page_builder
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Of course it's themeforest.

Okay, so a lot of themes found on themeforest use something called Visual Composer for WordPress which functions as a drag-n-drop template engine for the theme.  This allows designers whose expertise ends at HTML/CSS to do things that would otherwise require PHP and javascript ability and it also provides another layer of user-interface options for users.

The problem with all of this is Visual Composer uses a ton of complicated JQuery calls to achieve all of these extra effects and JQuery is very fickle. If the theme is not built exactly right or if a plugin creates a JQuery conflict, things break.  And you get what you are currently seeing.

Unfortunately, there isn't much I can recommend you do.  

1. Update WordPress.  This sometimes fixes javascript issues.
2. Update all plugins.  Sometimes plugin authors are told that their plugins have a bad JQuery call and they release that fix

If neither of those fixes it:

3. Disable all plugins and test the feature again.  If it works, one of the plugins is bad.  Enable one at a time to see if you can pinpoint which one.

If the client has the ability to log into themeforest (unlikely) you may be able to get support there.
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I got around the issue by using a text block & specifying the full path to an image already on the site; that worked.

But the real issue was we wanted to replace the image with a slider; can that be done with html, using a text block? Or php. I am proficient in both.

Look for my next question on Word Press - coming soon.
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But the real issue was we wanted to replace the image with a slider; can that be done with html, using a text block? Or php. I am proficient in both.

In general or "the WordPress way"?

Because to add a slider to a page in WordPress you generally install a plugin and embed per the plugin's instructions.
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