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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#28227 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Customizer: Error message instead of blank screen

Reported by: alexanderrohmann's profile alexander.rohmann Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.9.1
Component: Customize Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: ui, javascript Cc:


When Customizer can't load due to an error, there's no indication as to what's going on. It would be nice if some information was presented instead of seeing a blank screen on the right side.

Change History (8)

#1 @celloexpressions
10 years ago

We should definitely show an error if the preview fails to load (or reload after attempting to navigate to other pages in it), probably in addition to adding something like a loading indicator. @westonruter's current work may be able to address this point.

The other possibility here is a JS error that prevents the Customizer controls from loading at all now. We'd have to have the error message loaded from PHP and shown if the Customizer controls JS stops executing due to an error, but I'm not sure that that would be as feasible.

#2 @westonruter
10 years ago

  • Focuses ui javascript added
  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

#3 @westonruter
8 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 4.6

Depends on a notification area: #35210

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-customize by celloexpressions. View the logs.

8 years ago

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8 years ago

#6 @chriscct7
8 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 4.6 to Future Release

Dependency ticket (#35210) punted to Future release. Punting this

#7 @westonruter
8 years ago

This is largely implemented now in #30937. Now when there is an error when loading the preview you'll see the error message that the server outputs (assuming you have WP_DEBUG enabled). One exception is when doing a refresh, any such error will not be shown since the refreshed iframe won't be displayed. If there is going to be a notification of an actual error even without WP_DEBUG then this will depend in part on having a notification area (#35210). Technically how the customizer will know there is an error when loading the page is that it will never receive a ready message, and thus it will know that there was a problem loading the window. This could be due to a server PHP error, or a network error, or a JS error.

Last edited 8 years ago by westonruter (previous) (diff)

#8 @westonruter
7 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Duplicate of #22037.

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