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2.8: WYSIWYG editor not working in Firefox 3.0.1 (34 posts)

  1. swyx
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey guys I just updated and the "Visual" editor stopped working. like its just not showing stuff lke [caption] and its also showing me all the tags its not supposed to show. help!

  2. swyx
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I use AJAXed WordPress and the Jscript for that is also not functioning =(

  3. psylem
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think I may have the same problem as you. I've updated and now I can't edit my post. I get a heap of javascript errors and can't click on any of the WYSIWYG controls. I can't click the HTML tab either, I get "switchEditors is undefined" javascript error in the log.

    Luckily I have a WP client on my phone, so I was able to clear up those embarrassing grammar issues in the nick of time with that.

  4. pcbdaily
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same issue here. I upgraded one of my client's blogs to 2.8, and now there are no WYSIWYG editor controls. I have the TinyMCE plugin installed and had thought that may be the culprit, but after deactivation, still no improvement.

    In addition, when I go into an existing post, all of the post text is white, only viewable when all of it is selected.

  5. bjsmooths
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Getting the same problem that pcbdaily is. Tested in Firexfox 3.1, IE 7.5, and IE 6.0.

    Hoping you guys get this one fixed fast, as these are client websites.

    Thanks

  6. danielrsmith
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    No offense bjsmooths but you probably shouldn't have upgraded clients websites without testing them ahead of time. Just because WordPress releases a new version of the software doesn't mean that every theme and plugin that you use in your production environment is going to work the same way or properly. I recommend having a testing environment that is identical to your production environment and doing WP version and plugin upgrades there before releasing them to your clients. This helps with the possibility of downtime with your paying customers.

  7. pcbdaily
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    danielrsmith totally understand where you're coming from, but I've NEVER had an issue with an upgrade, and I rely on the awesome folks at Automatic to test these things before they release a whole new version. Having a testing environment is fine, but after you use it time after time for literally years, and never need it, it's easy to just say "what the heck, I'm just going to directly upgrade."

    Thanks for the obvious comment!

  8. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I rely on the awesome folks at Automatic to test these things before they release a whole new version.

    Testing is done by the community. Though Automattic does keep wordpress.COM current, no way can all server environments be tested.

    If deactivating plugins and disabling Gears doesn't solve the problem, try switching to the WordPress Default theme. If that doesn't resolve, logout, clear browser cache and cookies, delete and reupload the wp-admin and wp-includes folders. Of course, all plugins deactivated while doing this.

  9. danielrsmith
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    pcbdaily trust me I get where you are coming from, just don't want to see people blame Automatic for this. I was having the same issues as you guys, and it ended up being a plugin's javascript causing the issue. I like you also saw the update and ran an update on my blog and had some issues. I was just pointing out that when you have clients websites on it you might want to do some testing first especially when going from the 2.7's to 2.8 because some plugins just plain don't work.

  10. ronitb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It's not working on Google Chrome either

  11. bjsmooths
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    danielrsmith no offense taken;

    Your right that is a valid point. What happened though is my clients upgrade their wordpress because they saw the "available" upgrade version at the top of the dashboard.

    With the last upgrade from 2.6 to 2.7, they saw me use "automatic upgrade" plugin and thought they would try it as it looked "easy" to them.

    Well, the rest is history.

    I usually don't upgrade for a couple months till everything looks good to go. Luckily for this particular client, I did do a database backup, and backed up wp-content folder where most of the details to their theme was.

    Thanks for the input,

  12. swyx
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    RE MichaelH

    wow. wow. that's last time I ever upgrade unthinkingly. "If it aint broke don't fix it."

    ronitb: yea i tested all usual browsers, same problem

    Dan smith: mind sharing which plugin it was? I only have:
    adsense manager
    ajaxed wordpress
    akismet
    statpress
    wordpress automatic upgrade
    wp wall

    running and none of them seem to be it. I started to wonder if it might not be a WP problem, rather a jscript problem because i recall that win vista did one of those annoying non-optional updates right at the same time wordpress did theirs, and i just noticed that show/hide failed for me on another unrelated commercial website (ritz carlton's). However i just went to http://anthologyoi.com/ which uses Ajaxed wordpress and its working fine.

    So by elimination.. its something in 2.8 that's messing things up. quick fix guys? I'm allergic to what MichaelH recommended...

  13. swyx
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    michaelh i realized that i didnt get my main objection toyour recommendation across - basically it's NOT a fix to reupload wp-admin and wp-includes cos i'm still stuck with WP 2.8 (unless there's an easy way to switch back to 2.7? not aware of one) and it's WP 2.8 thats somehow causing my two issues, which are:

    1. On the wpadmin side, WYSIWYG editor not being WYSIWYG anymore (is the editor done using jscript? i'm trying to figure out if the Vista update may have done something to my jscript-running, though i think it unlikely)
    2. On the blog itself, AJAX plugin not loading posts inline (not your problem i know.. but thought it might be related)

  14. swyx
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    my site is at http://www.shawn1.com if people wanna see if they're facing the same ajax problem i described above

  15. ronitb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I can confirm that re-uploading wp-content and wp-admin seems to fix the problem but ONLY IN Firefox and IE. Google Chrome users (like me) appear to be SOOL.

  16. ronitb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ok, re-install did the trick. hat's the last time I do an upgrade on the day you guys come out with a major release.

  17. ra0520
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My stuff stopping working too after the update and im running a magazine with heavy traffic, severely disappointed by the wordpress team

  18. Syrion
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Did any of you updated manually via FTP or did you all use the dashboard upgrade?

    If so: please update it manually, since I have the idea the dashboard-update and some plugins lead to this.

  19. Syrion
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Besides that, any webmaster should know that:

    a) always test upgrades before you go live
    b) never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever trust backups other than your own.

  20. Jason Keath
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    deactivating plugins, a manual install and clearing all private data fixed it for me

  21. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  22. grapelog
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I upgraded to 2.8 last night and encountered the same problem with the visual editor being unavailable. After trying all the ideas listed here with no success, I thought I'd try to check the box in my user profile to 'disable the visual editor when writing'. I did that, loaded the editor to confirm that it was in html mode. Then I went back into my profile and unchecked the box and tried again and the visual editor is now working in IE8 and Firefox 3.0.11.

    Don
    grapelog.com

  23. bjsmooths
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Got everything to work finally. Here are the steps I took to get the visual editor to work:

    1. deactivate all plugins in your plugins menu

    2. manually upload wp 2.8 via ftp

    3. when I looked at the visual editor after manually upgrading, the default editor cam up.

    4. activate plugins with the exception of "Kimili Flash Embed" if you are using this plugin, I found that it is currently not working with 2.8. note: I also activated plugins one by one manually to see which plugins where causing issues. Each time I would activate a plug, I would check the visual editor to see if it was rendering the visual editor correctly.

    4a. Kimili Flash Embed and Sem-Wysiwyg (paid plugin from semilogic) are currently the plugins that are having problems w/ 2.8 disable these plugins until they have been upgraded.

    You may have some plugins that do not work with the current wp version, so I suggest to activate plugins manually and not do the bulk activation. Each time you activate manually, check your visual editor to see if it is rendering correctly.

    For step 5, I activated TinyMCE Advanced Last to ensure that everything was working before activating that particular plugin. The results was that it did work.

    5. if you want a more complete visual editor, I installed TinyMCE Advanced and it worked fine. One thing though. By default, this plugin will show your visual editor background dark gray. How to fix this is once the plugin is activated, go to the "Settings" tab on your sidebar (in admin panel), select TinyMCE Advanced and scroll down and uncheck the "Import the current css theme". By default this is checked and it renders your visual editor background dark gray. By unchecking it, it will show your visual editor background white.

  24. bjsmooths
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    FYI... tested in both Firefox 3.011 and IE 7.5. Both work and render correctly in those browsers

  25. bjsmooths
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    also works in IE 6

  26. pcbdaily
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I did not deactivate any plugins, just uploaded the admin/includes folder and everything seems to be working fine now.

    I did not use the automatic upgrade feature in WP, but rather I used the automatic upgrade plugin that I've used for several upgrades. This is the first time I've had this issue.

    Everything is working now.

  27. cabridges
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem as everyone here. Did as suggested: deactivated all the plugins, deleted wp-admin and wp-includes, uploaded them manually, logged back in. I have a visual editor again! Woo!

    Now heading back in to activate plugins, carefully...

  28. Mariam Talakhadze
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    same here same here!!!

  29. robguyy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Didn't work for me. Re-uploading wp-admin and wp-includes was a bust. I can use the html tab, but as soon as I shift to visual editor, that html code is stripped out except for code related to graphics.

    So, guess I'll stick with the html post entry method.

  30. Mariam Talakhadze
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My posts are not saved from New Post section.
    when I press save it's just all gone :(((

    But quick post on dashboard saves the text and pictures nicely.
    What is wrong?

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