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Missing Visual Editor (72 posts)

  1. theheckler
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    have just upgraded to 3.1 but am having the same problem as many others with the vanishing visual editor. So far I have tried removing the plugins one by one and switching on/off the "disable visual editor" option from user profile. What else can I try?

    am using version 3.1 on google chrome.

    thankyou

  2. Christophe.la
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same ! me too

  3. Christophe.la
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    and switching on/off the "disable visual editor" option from user profile.

    Omg Thanx you so much , lol , this is my problems :)

  4. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Me, too.

  5. schreiji
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    broken for me across all broswers.

    I've tried the disable visual editor, its not that.

    Has to be something specific to the 3.1 update because I have other sites running 3.0x and the visual editor is perfectly fine on the same machine with very similar plugins....

    hoping for a fix!

  6. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have you tried:

    - checking through Troubleshooting WordPress 3.1 - Master List

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

  7. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I posted on another of these links ( a lot of howling going on, so this is not an isolated problem) and said that I had, indeed, worked with the plug-ins as you had advised. I'll try these other things, and replacing the wp-admin and - wait. What other folder? includes, I think. This makes me tired. It's stupid, but I take WordPress very personally.

  8. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress.

  9. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, ma'am. (can a diva be a guy?) I will do so.

  10. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    can a diva be a guy?

    Why not? Not that I am, I hasten to add...

  11. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ah. See what a useful person you are?

  12. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Whoa. I've been gone, and I just got back and was answering some comments on my post. Followed a couple of links to other blogs - return arrowed to my last "edit post" screen - and SAW MY POST in the visual. Just for a second. Then it disappeared again, and there was this sort of beige area at the top of the composition field. Then that disappeared, and my blog is here. And all the style buttons are back. It all just snapped in. And I hadn't done ANYTHING. Nothing but turn off one of the plug-ins that I'd already turned off once before with no effect. And I'd done that an hour ago.

    I am a little freaked out. We'll see if it comes up again when I ask it to. If it doesn't after it did, I'm going to call in somebody to cast out a nasty spirit.

  13. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah. It's gone. Why would it do that? It wasn't in the cache. I didn't change anything after it appeared. But it's not there. So today I'll try the things you told me to do.

  14. higltypig
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    gone here as well :(

    happening in all browsers and for all my wordpress sites (which have all been upgraded to 3.1)

    Really hope this can be fixed soon :(

    I've had the same weird editor is there for a second and then disappears symptoms, and also if I click on the visual editor option button i get <p></p> appear in the window and stuff, it's very goofy.

  15. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay. Tried the FTP plugins reset.

    No go.

  16. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have you tried switching to Twenty Ten? Something is definitely interfering with TinyMCE.

  17. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Replaced the wp-admin and includes from a fresh download.

    No dice.

  18. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I also went to Twenty ten. I have to be very careful with that, because I did some customization of the theme - resizing the header field and changing fonts - nothing big. I stuck some stuff in the sidebars between the widget sections. I worried it was some of that that had messed things up. But after I've read what everybody else is saying, I'm fairly confident that none of my tweaks would have brought the universe down on all our heads.

    Point: switching to pure Twenty Ten did not solve the problem. I'm reading the link you sent me - but again, I'm doing all those things. What the heck is TinyMCE? Do I have it? Is it native? Clueless me.

  19. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay. I see what the TinyMCE thing is. I keep reading it "Tiny Mice" and that gets in the way of my analytical thinking (any excuse will do).

    Yes. It would seem that something is weird with that BECAUSE the styling buttons ARE appearing, but only on the HTML editing screen - where, if I am recalling correctly, they usually do NOT show. I used them as I did my last entry, highlighting the text on the html side and hitting the button, and voila - the style code appeared. But on the Visual Editor side, all such buttons are gone. That does suggest that the java isn't being read correctly for some reason. And there, my ability to parse it out comes to a dead halt.

    I'm too old for this.

  20. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did I also mention that the font has switched to white on the visual side? If you select the contents of the field, you can see the words there - but they are all html coded. It's like the two editors tried to change personalities and got stuck in the middle. I have even THROWN AWAY the plug-ins I'd put in the folder and not used. Just in case.

    I have DONE IT ALL (pant pant) and still am defeated.

  21. higltypig
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did I also mention that the font has switched to white on the visual side? If you select the contents of the field, you can see the words there - but they are all html coded.

    Yup, exactly the same for me too.

    This is all rather irritating isn't it :(

  22. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress.

  23. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did that. Fresh, new, spanking clean.

    hig-yes. Tech shouldn't have the power to disturb me like this.

  24. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @kbarncat: Do you have any other WordPress sites on a different server? I'm beginning to wonder if this is a server-related issue.

  25. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm hosted at Netfirms. I have about four sites there, but I really only have two that are active. My son just updated yesterday, and his is one of the active sites. I'm calling him now. - oops. Not home. Gotta go feed the horses. I'll try updating one of the inactive sites and see what happens.

  26. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay. Updated one of the inactive sites - same thing. White font. code. No style buttons. I'm using Safari and I'm on a Mac. I don't think I said that before.

  27. schreiji
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Figured out how to fix it:

    Rename your wp-content/plugins folder to pluginsxxx or something like that.

    You should then be able to determine if your visual editor is working at all. This step allowed me to verify that the visual editor is working and in fact a plugin was the culprit.

    After you change the plugin folder back to the correct name, you must go through each plugin, EVEN THE INACTIVE ONES, and look for TinyMCE support. I found a plugin that was no longer active that utilized TinyMCE, that was causing the problem. Deleting the plugin (happened to be WP-super edit).

    Once I deleted, not just de-activated, this plugin, BOOM, the visual editor came back.

    Everything else is still fine.

    J

  28. higltypig
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    well, it's still doing it for me on a fresh install with no extra plugins at all.

    :(

    Kind regards

    Dave Rich

  29. schreiji
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No extra plugins or no plugins?

    Inactive ones count too apparently...

    If you wanna let me get access to your Dashboard, I can poke around and see whats up...I KNOW how frustrating it was to have this issue, so i feel your pain :)

    J

  30. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I thought of the visual editor thing myself. It was already NOT selected because I'd been using the editor just fine for years. I tried selecting it, saving the change, then deselecting it and saving the change. Nothing. And the fact is that stuff IS showing up on the visual side - it's just html coded and white. And that would not explain why the edit buttons are showing up on the html editor side.

    I had already been through all my plug-ins. I've done every conceivable thing that we've been advised to do, as I said above, including removing from the folder and from the server all un-used plug-ins. It has made no difference. All the proposed fixes have not allowed visual editor to come back on line.

    Still white. Still no buttons. Still html coded.

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