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Visual Editor WordPress 3.1 (28 posts)

  1. mattguevara
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This morning I upgraded http://corycenter.org to WordPress 3.1 and lost some functionality in the Visual Editor. The Visual Editor does not display the formatting toolbar and the text box is no long WYSISYG, it shows the html. Has anyone else had this problem? I have done the following things and still have the issue:

    - tried different three different browsers
    - deleted cache completely on all browsers
    - deactivated all plugins
    - switched to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems
    - checked to see that my user is an admin
    - enabled and disabled the visual editor in my profile
    - manually installed WordPress 3.1

    Any ideas? My content is intact, which is a good thing - but I miss the Visual Editor!

  2. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Me too. All of it. At least I'm not just losing my mind. Sorry this isn't a real answer.

  3. jwilker
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'll add to the list. just updated my sites, same problem.

    I did try to re-install WP 3.1 via ftp. same thing.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  5. jwilker
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Helpful...

    Been there trying that, as have others (found another thread). Seems random things fix some sites and not others.

  6. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The other chunky thread is

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/missing-visual-editor-2?replies=30#post-1983788

    They should probably be combined.

    Esmi - I went through that yesterday and didn't see a thing that I hadn't tried or that seemed to be relevant. The only thing I haven't done is manually install the fresh down load in its entirety. Where is the TinyMCA stored? It seems to be a plug-in, but it's buried and not part of the plug-in dashboard accessible group. I don't know what I hope to find in finding it - nut anyway, have been through the Master List with no good result.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    They're not random fixes. They're site & server specific.

  8. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Esmi - on the other thread, I told you that I was with Netfirms - does that tell you anything about my server? I'm really kind of stupid about all of this. They would own the server that is hosting me, jah?

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    does that tell you anything about my server

    Not really. We sometimes to know what kind of server you are using (Windows or Linux) and whether your host uses any specific server configurations that might impact on WordPress.

    The theme and plugins you have installed may also have an effect.

  10. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay. This is very frustrating. I've asked Netfirms what kind of server I'm on, but have no answer. Does it matter at this point? Is there still a chance that this is a server related problem? I have tried EVERYTHING thrown at me, except for the fix code someone suggested either here or on the other thread. I have tried other themes - it's not theme specific. I've tried the whole plug-in route - it's not the plug-ins. I even installs Askemet on one of the inactive sites (after manually deleting 650 spam that had accumulated over three years) and it made no diff.

    I'm going to try the fix code. But I keep saying "I've tried" over and over again about every suggestion on the master list, and the only answers I get advise me to try those things. Not even try them AGAIN. As if nobody had read the rest of my posts. I've tried it all. This is really screwing up my workflow.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Does it matter at this point?

    Yes. Windows servers often create very specific problems when using WordPress.

  12. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Esmi - are you one of the Masters of this program? Or are you just a knowledgeable person. Is somebody actually working on this problem - or are there not enough of us to make more than an insignificant and unlucky few?

  13. jimstewart
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Find it strange I have this problem with one page only, the home page http://stdoa.ca/. Visual editor appears normal on all other pages. Agree with mattguevara and nothing seems to work. What a time waster.

  14. themightyant
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi another 123reg customer here I have a possible solution that worked for me and a few others too.

    Go into Your settings -> General section of your admin.
    In Site URL or Home URL is there a colon ':' ?

    I had one added by 123reg, removing the colon bought back the visual editor.

    For those more advanced users you can check this also through phpMyAdmin. in the wp_options table look for siteurl

    I hope it works for you too

  15. NexusCore
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @themightyant,

    I was also having issues with TinyMCE not showing up.

    Your suggestion fixed it! Thank you!

  16. achellios
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    On the off chance anyone else is still having trouble with this issue, I've posted an alternate workaround here:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/visual-editor-not-working-mimicing-html-editor-blanking-out-no-tool-bar

  17. poddys
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm having this problem with all my WordPress sites today, it just started. Hoping this last link above this reply works...

  18. Mozart Rocha
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try this:

    In the last line of 'wp-config.php' paste:

    define('CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS', false );

  19. jimstewart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Update Oct 17, 2011: The problem disappeared on it's own about 2 wks ago. So it basically seemed to come out of nowhere, and has disappeared the same. I have no explanation at all, I did not go in and "fix" it although I was getting pretty desperate to try about anything. Bottom line: I don't know what caused it, and I don't know why it corrected itself.

  20. 8734669
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am having the same issue with my sites. AND, the html in the visual editor is white, so you can't even see it. I've had to postpone showing clients how to use the dashboard because of this.

  21. billciari
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am using wordpress for my self hosted site http://www.a-gamer.com for the last month now I have been dealing with the fact that I am missing rows 1 and 2 from my visual editor. I have tried everything to get it back. Double checked my user settings, re-installed wordpress, disabled plugins one at a time...etc. Nothing seems to be working!

  22. Iggy_Baby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Everyone, I have had this problem intermittently. The first time my host, inmotionhosting, helped me resolve the issue. However, because i did not know what they did i could not fix it again.

    Today I had the same problem and managed to get a guy called Tony. It turns out that the .htaccess file under public_html file had a line in which prevented the icons from showing. When he deleted it the visual editor icons immediately showed.

    Although this was fine on my other websites. It would appear that the .htaccess files sometimes could get amended or a new one created. Check all your .htaccess files.

    BTW, i am no techie. However, i specifically registered because I could see many people struggling with this.

    Hopes it helps for many of you.

    Iggy

  23. Nic Jennings
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is going to sound like the most obvious solution, but after trying all the solutions people recommended, I was getting no closer...

    So I simply added a new administrator to the sites users.

    Its works now, with no problems!

    Maybe you have all tried doing this ( and I was over thinking the issue), but If not give it a go...

    Worked for me

  24. jonto
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Nothing worked for me. I'm running WP 3.3. Total Bummer.

  25. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    jonto - okay. May I ask you some things? I don't see here what your specific problem is - assuming that it's the visual editor. White copy? No menus? Html showing up in your visual side? Are you self hosted or wordpress.com? I started a thread in another place - I can't remember the title "Visual Editor not working Personal Topic" or something - just do the "visual editor personal" in the search field and you'll probably find it. Some good input in there.

    It strikes me that it might help you - assuming that you have good .xml backups - to simply start from scratch. Create a new blog in 3.3 and import your file. See if that helps. We spent days going through our mysql databases word for word and finally pinned down the area of trouble - but if you can start fresh, maybe whatever weirdnesses you might have in your code - corruptions or incomplete re-writes - would be history. It's a pain to have to re-define your options, but not as much as trying to mess with a corrupted editor.

  26. jonto
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks kbarncat,

    Yep it was the visual editor: white copy and no menus. I'm self hosted with Joyent. I really appreciate all of the time that you spent researching the error, and for resopnding to this thread.

    I'm actually not super technical, and was looking for a quick fix. The owner of this blog gave me a couple of great suggestions (1). I used both, and my issue resolved itself. Thanks!!

    There are 2 ways to fix this:
    1) use the plugin Hotfix 0.8, which includes patches before WP hasupgraded to fix problems like this. Be sure to use Hotfix 0.8 or higher.
    2) If you have access to php.ini. You have to change the php.ini file and enable the JSON extension like so:

    extension=json.so

    (1) http://documentation.diyartportfolios.com/visual-editor-not-workin#comment-188

  27. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Jonto - I really appreciate the fact that you found these solutions and then came back here to the discussion to share with us the fixes. It's such a helpless feeling for us non-tech types to have program problems affect our lives like this. When we pool what we learn, it's so valuable, and so human - to share what works with others. So thanks very much.

  28. vocalgenius
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This visual editor problem is happening in 3.3 and 3.3.1 And it is horrible! horrible! I do not have the technical skills or desire or time to need to go in and repair code. I am doing wordpress precisely because I do not have to do code and I selected a theme (boldy) which look super good with little effort.

    today i upgraded to 3.31 and the problem was gone and then i left the computer for a few hours and came back, and it was there again.
    Does anyone have any further simple suggestions that rectify this problem permanently?
    With all of you out there having trouble i am starting to regret i am in this mess and didn't hire a designer.
    Any and all help would be great.
    thanks

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