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cannot switch to visual editor (12 posts)

  1. yanay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The Visual tab is visible but clicking it does nothing. Only the Text tab is active
    I've deactivated all plugins
    changes the theme to twenty eleven and then back to my theme
    Still not able to get into the Visual editor
    Tried Opera safari chrome and FF - all the same
    I'm on a MAc

    How do I get back access to the Visual editor?

    Thnaks

  2. @stevenst
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having a very similar issue, though the opposite. I can see the text tab, but when I click it nothing happens. I'm stuck on the Visual editor.

    I don't have any plugins installed and it is a fresh (one day old) install of WordPress 3.5.1

    Safari and Chrome have the same issue. Running Mountain Lion 10.8.2

    Cheers

  3. Jess
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @stevenst - start your own thread, you don't have the same problem!

  4. yanay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It is really strange, and there are so many threads describing the same problem since 3-4 years ago since 2.7 I think with no definite solution

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Start here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/troubleshooting-wordpress-35-master-list?replies=4

    [The only person getting help in this thread is the OP]

  6. yanay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks but in this post does not mention the inability to access the visual editor...

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @yanay - if you need further help with your issue, please start your own thread.

  8. Jess
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @WPyogi - yanay IS the OP. :-)

  9. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OH, my very BAD!! Sorry, sorry :/

    @yanay - even though that particular symptom isn't specifically mentioned, the same troubleshooting steps still apply. Even though you've already done them, can you do them again and post a link to your site? Deactivating all your plugins, switching to the default theme and clearing any and all caches?

    If that doesn't work, do the "reset plugins folder " step and clear everything again.

    Make sure you don't have a caching plugin on your site or server.

  10. Thanks but in this post does not mention the inability to access the visual editor...

    You're jumping ahead. ;) Visual Editor problems are frequently the result of Javascript issues. The master list contains information on how to debug those.

    If you want to leap ahead try

    - Switching to the Twenty Twelve theme

    - Deactivating all of your plugins (no exceptions)

    - flushing your browser cache and cookies. Don't skip this step after doing the other two.

    If that gets back the Visual Editor then reactivate our plugins one at a time and then theme last. That may help you find where the problem is.

  11. yanay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok Thanks
    clearing the cache refers to the browser's cache or is there another cache to be cleared?
    How do I know which plugin is a caching plugin?
    What do you mean a plugin on my server? Aren't all plugins listed in the admin>plugin page?

  12. clearing the cache refers to the browser's cache

    The browser cache. If the Javascript files are getting munged they may be cached.

    How do I know which plugin is a caching plugin?

    If you deactivate all of your WordPress plugins that normally takes care of it.

    What do you mean a plugin on my server? Aren't all plugins listed in the admin>plugin page?

    Yep. Visit http://your-WordPress-URL-here/wp-admin/plugins.php and you can deactivate all of your plugins from there.

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