Word Press Frustration

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?
Richard KortsAsked:
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Jason C. LevineConnect With a Mentor No oneCommented:
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.
Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
This is all the theme screwing up.  Which theme is it and where did you get it from?
Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
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:

Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
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.
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:

Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
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.
Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
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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