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Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#53968 new defect (bug)

In 5.8 Metaboxes hide post editor completely

Reported by: robertjakobson's profile robertjakobson Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.8
Component: Editor Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: ui Cc:


In 5.8, when editing posts, pages or anything else, metaboxes hide the page title and the page content by default every time you open a post for editing. I use page as euphemism for all custom post types.

Expected behaviour: metaboxes are below the page title and page content as is normal
Current behaviour: metaboxes hide the title and the content, which cannot be edited without closing the metaboxes each time you open the page.
The problem: 90% of the time the user wants to edit the title or content, most metaboxes are meant to be edited once and forgotten.

browser: Safari, Mac OS

Attachments (2)

Screenshot 2021-08-20 at 13.48.06.png (351.0 KB) - added by robertjakobson 3 years ago.
safari-bug720p.mp4 (6.9 MB) - added by robertjakobson 3 years ago.

Change History (11)

#1 @Hareesh Pillai
3 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Hi @robertjakobson! Welcome to Trac and thanks for reporting this.

I see the title and content while editing the page.

Can you confirm if the problem reported above persists while using a default theme (say, Twenty Twenty One) and all plugins disabled?

#2 @robertjakobson
3 years ago

Yes, with twenty twenty one, it still persists at the browser window size circa 1260x661.

#3 @robertjakobson
3 years ago

Works fine with Chrome, though. Seems to be a Safari specific issue? I have disabled any Safari extensions that may play around with formatting and it still persists.

#4 @robertjakobson
3 years ago

Steps to replicate:

  1. add plugins such as Yoast or Advanced Custom Fields which have their own metaboxes
  2. open up your site in Safari on Mac OS on a smaller desktop screen like a 13 inch Macbook
  3. Edit a page or create a new one and you will see the metaboxes of the plugins take over the space meant for the title and content.

#5 @robertjakobson
3 years ago

@hareesh-pillai hope the video clip I added is enough to get you started tracking this down. I have to go on developing my work.

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor

#7 @sabernhardt
3 years ago

Similar report: #53865

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by ryokuhi. View the logs.

3 years ago

#9 @ryokuhi
3 years ago

  • Focuses accessibility removed

Hello @robertjakobson,
thank you for taking the time to report this issue. We reviewed it today during the weekly Accessibility Team's bug-scrub.
While this is probably a bug, we don't think it's an accessibility issue and, as such, I'm removing the related focus.
To get a little more traction on this issue, maybe you should open an issue in the Gutenberg repository, where the Block Editor development actually takes place.

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