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Latest update broke WordPress theme preview

  • Apparently Opera updated itself recently, and now it hangs when previewing themes on wordpress.org. It says it's version 28.0.1750.40.

    I've confirmed it happens on both Win 7 and Mac 10.10. See for yourself, just go to wordpress.org/themes, click any theme and click preview.

    Nothing is reported in the console, and the process for the affected tab sits at 100+% CPU. I can sometimes close the tab normally, but other times I have to kill the process to get it to close. Not really sure what could have changed to cause this. It worked fine before the update.

  • Confirmed in Opera 29 also. Very strange.

  • It's not a big deal since I can just click through to the theme creator's site and preview there, but it'd be great to know what's causing it so I can prevent it happening on my own sites. It feels like a script hanging, but there doesn't seem to be any way to tell what's really going on.