Admin Panel Crashes Firefox with use of Paypal's Plugin
|Reported by:||Saberj||Owned by:||anonymous|
|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||2.7, RC1, Crash, Firefox, Paypal|
When loading the main page of the Wordpress 2.7 Admin panel, I was getting constant crashes. I disabled all my add-ons for Firefox, then started back through them one by one. I finally determined that Paypal's official plugin (https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing_CommandDriven/general/NewPayPalPlugin-outside) was causing the crashes. With it disabled, and everything else enabled, things work fine. But enable it with or without the other plugins, and firefox crashes hard whenever the Admin panel loads.
The plugin is supposed to allow you to autofill shipping/billing address forms on shopping sites, as well as generating virtual debit card numbers for you, in the case that a site you are shopping at doesn't accept paypal. So, it may be trying to determine if the site needs to be pre-filled with data. I'm not good enough to determine what exactly is causing the crash.
However, it happens every time for me. I've asked for other people to help verify this bug, but haven't got anyone to do it just yet. You can see the thread concerning this topic here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/223400?replies=3
I assume Paypal is going to be a big thing for bloggers that may have donations and such through them. So, making sure the software works with their plugin should be pretty important.