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Can't edit pages using 'Visual' Option in 2.8? (51 posts)

  1. mattybaz
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK, beginning to wish I hadn't upgraded now...

    My site is fine afteer the upgrade, although I do have a problem when I want to edit pages. I can view the page using code view, but if I click on visual view, I just get a blank box.

    Any answers anyone?!

  2. infonitum
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @mattybaz

    Just wanted you to know I'm having the same situation. So it's not just you ...

  3. antiquemommy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I can't use my visual editor since upgrading this morning. All of the buttons are missing and if I try to edit an existing post, all that appears in the visual editing box are sketchy red lines. Anyone?

  4. mattybaz
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Good to know its not just me...

    Yes antiquemommy, I get exactly the same problem.

    A few people say that clearing the cache of your browser sorts it out, but not with me. I have tried loads of things, re-installing wordpress, turning off plugins, but nothing. Still can't edit visually.

  5. TEGS
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Me too....

    Any solutions? Ive tried everything I can think of!

  6. neptunelocal
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem here.

    Tried clearing cache, cookies, etc. Cant figure it out.

    Any help?

  7. vieuxbandit
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem here. Tried clearing cache & cookies, different browser, closing and restarting browser, etc. Reading through forums I even ended up causing myself huge headaches by modifying config.php. Tried deactivating all plugins. Nothing has worked so far. Upgrade done this morning with WordPress Online Automated Backup, which said everything went perfectly.

    Unless I'm very very sure I'd rather not reinstall manually.

  8. TEGS
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I tried re-installing manually

    still doesnt work....

  9. asilverstone
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem here. Tried reuploading tiny, tried httaccess file, tried reinstalling 2.8. I am getting very frustrated with WP.

  10. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    How about disabling Gears?

  11. ellaella
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I never use the Visual editor and don't have Gears, but just now when I switched to Visual to see what would happen, the content was in the edit box but a black rectangle appeared on my browser bar and toolbars. Even though I'm in another tab here, the black bar remains.

    eta: wp 2.8 with ff 2.0.10

  12. antiquemommy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I installed Google Chrome and it worked fine in that browser. Then I went back and checked in FF and it was all of a sudden working there. Not sure what fixed it. It wasn't me. If you have to get it working, try Chrome, although I don't care for Chrome as a browser for other reasons.

  13. vieuxbandit
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Not using Gears here (never have).

  14. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Can you try from another computer?

  15. kd100
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My error is similar, but I can only use visual editor. Clicking on HTML does nothing - it won't even try to load page.

    Also, when I update the post and save, it doesn't save updates. Just reverts to the original.

    Basically this means that I can't post, as I will only be able to post blank articles!!!!!

    I'm running out of ideas here......

  16. Hiranthi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I did a manual upgrade and editor is fine here. Some others on Twitter tried (after auto upgrade) to manually overwrite the wp-includes folder and suddenly their wysiwyg-editor started working again.

  17. vieuxbandit
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm also, turns out, unable to add tags. On yesterday's post I inserted a bunch, and now they don't show at all (and on a new post, when I click "add" they vanish...). If I have to try on another computer I will but it would be quite an ordeal. I'll look into overwriting wp-includes...

  18. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  19. vieuxbandit
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just manually deleted and replaced wp-admin and wp-includes. No WYSIWYG, and still no tags. (Logged out, cleared cache, logged back in.)

  20. vieuxbandit
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I also can't insert a picture (like I usually could) in the post body (though mostly using the automated media function from my Woo theme works -- but it only works for one image per post (that's normal)).

    Can I revert to the previous version? (I searched and found nothing easily; will waste my time searching more if need be...)

  21. karlaarcher
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having the same issue and had started a thread (with photos of what I'm seeing (for anyone not understanding) -- I didn't realize this thread was already going...

    Can't resolve my issue.

    Another tidbit - it happened on all FOUR of my blogs. So it's not some random thing (All four use different themes and different plugins etc)

  22. vieuxbandit
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My (stupid) mistake: problems were caused by my theme. I've now updated the proper upgraded files (Thanks Woo Themes!) and all seems well. PHEW!

  23. vieuxbandit
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    All is not well - tags are still impossible, but I'll pursue with Woo Themes until proven otherwise.

  24. joespake
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Could this be a theme issue? I am using Thesis 1.5.

  25. karlaarcher
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm showing it in all themes @joespake. I'm seeing it in Thesis, and in a Woo theme as well. But I tried other themes and it does the same thing

  26. reader51
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm in the same club with all of you. I'm trying to stay patient and not try a bunch of stuff. I did deactivate all my plugins which accomplished zip. Maybe WP will issue a fix? Can we all cross our fingers?

  27. yourmessagehere
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem here - have tried different themes, but no luck. Here's a procedure for downgrading to 2.7.1. I'm not comfortable doing this but maybe you are http://techie-buzz.com/wordpress/downgrade-uninstall-wordpress-28.html

    @all - please post if you find something!

  28. reader51
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I made some progress by clearing the cache in Firefox and then toggling back and forth from visual to html. I had the blank screen with thin red lines. If you have that, select html and then visual and go back and forth. It's not perfect, because your content still displays in html mode but at least the page isn't blank. That blank page scared the frikkin beejeesus out of me.

  29. Andrew Ozz
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you add

    define( 'CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS', false );

    to wp-config.php does it work properly? (This can be added somewhere near the top or the middle but not at the bottom there). Also could you post a link to your site?

  30. yourmessagehere
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @AZAOZZ - YOU ARE THE MAN!!! That worked a treat for me. Many, many thanks! I have to be honest with you - when I saw that your solution consisted of just four words I thought 'yeah right', but then I looked at your photo and thought 'well, he certainly looks as though he knows what he's doing'. Really appreciate it!

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