The other day I tried to upload a bunch of photos to the WordPress media section of my blog and ran into the notorious “crunching” issue. Basically what happened is that I attempted to upload 8 photos and WordPress would freeze during the crunching phase. If you’re not familiar with the error here’s what it looks like.
Well this really stumped me and I couldn’t find an answer via a Google search. So I figured that since WordPress is a web application the experience might be different if I tried a different browser. I did have the most recent version of Firefox running so I thought this couldn’t be the issue at first so it didn’t even come to mind. Finally I thought back to my web application troubleshooting days and the most common suggestion was to try a different browser. I opened Safari, logged onto WordPress and uploaded the photos from there and bingo; crunching issue resolved. If this post helped you please let me know by leaving a comment below!