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WordPress 2.7 Visual Editor has Vanished on some Posts (86 posts)

  1. IQmatrix
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    At times when I save a post, the page editor disappears and I can only view what has been written out in HTML. However, once the VISUAL button is pressed I can no longer access the editor unless the page is refreshed. Also pressing the HTML button again does not work either. I simply cannot see the post.

    The only way to get the HTML back is to refresh the page, yet this still doesn't allow me access the Visual Editor. The only option is to delete the post and copy the HTML into a fresh page and resubmit it.

    Also all the previous saved posts are not accessible.

    This is the 2nd time this has now happened since upgrading to WP 2.7. It does this after pressing the SAVE post button.

    WordPress was upgraded using INSTANT UPGRADE plugin.

    I hope there is a fix for this. Thanks.

  2. Shimshon9
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same problem. I can only use html to write a new post. If I want to use the Visual editor it just doesn't work.

    Help please:)

  3. tilmannroe
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey,
    i have also the same problem after updating my installation to 2.7 i can only use html…

    would be thankful for a solution…

    tilmann

  4. tilmannroe
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hi,
    after deinstalling the plugin "All in One SEO Pack" it worked just fine…

    tilmann

  5. Shimshon9
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    What if I do not want to uninstall the "All in One SEO Pack"?

  6. IQmatrix
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't use the "All in One SEO Pack" and I still get this error. Instead I use "HeadSpace2" which does the same thing.

    The error doesn't happen all the time when I save a post or page. However, when it does occur, I have no choice but to create a new page or post and copy the HTML over.

    I don't think that it's an error originating from a plugin. It must have something to do with WP 2.7 version.

  7. Shimshon9
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    So where is the solution?

  8. genuwine4532
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am also having problems with the editor, buttons are dead, like kitchen sink.

    Can you guys tell me is the new post editor different than the old one? Mine looks exactly the same as 2.6, same icons and everything is gray and white on the dashboard, and all over the admin there is no color, is this how it's supposed to be?

  9. IQmatrix
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, the interface is composed of shades of gray.

    Today I discovered that I don't actually have to save a post in order to get this error. For some unknown reason, when I go back to edit some posts the Visual editor is not accessible and I can only view the HTML.

    I have taken a screen capture of the Visual Editor. Click HERE to View.

    As you can see the Visual Editor is selected, however it does not display any visuals, just html. When the HTML button is clicked than I am unable to even access the HTML unless the page is refreshed. My Post revisions have also vanished for some unknown reasons.

    Does the WordPress development team acknowledge this error? Can a forum moderator confirm or provide any further insight into this?

  10. factor10
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yep, +1 to the above posts. No visual editor, right from the start. Only HTML. When I click on either the Visual of HTML tabs, the text in the editable box disappears, until the page is refreshed.

    Hosting my site locally using xampp, no issues in previous versions of WP. Don't have the SEO Pack installed.

    Anyone out there able to help on this please?

  11. goofydg1
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having the same issue. But it's only happening on one of my blogs. The other one I upgraded is working fine. I deleted all the files except those in wp-content and it still happens.

  12. MarkRH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Mine seems to be fine with both the SEO Pack and TinyMCE Advanced plugins installed. Using FireFox 3.0.4. Might clear any browser cache/temporary internet files. Make sure any ad blockers are disabled for the sites you're on.

  13. paulorear
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same here. I upgraded to 2.7 because all the experts were saying it's the best thing since sliced bread. Now I can't access the visual editor, and there is no button to insert an image using the "wizard". Any response from someone at WordPress?

  14. techguyboy.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    **How I Solved This Problem**

    1- Backup your 2.7 Database
    2- Backup all your 2.7 WordPress Files
    3- After backing up all your 2.7 WordPress Files, delete all the files.
    4- Do a FULL FRESH INSTALL of WordPress 2.7
    5- After you are done installing the fresh install of WordPress 2.7, try to create a new post and see if the Visual Editor comes up (it did for me)
    6- Upload your 2.7 Database (the one you backed up in Step 1) If the Database is large, use bigdump.
    7- Check and see if the Visual Editor is up for your old posts.

    I did this and now it works for me. Hope it works for you guys.

  15. Andrew Ozz
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 5 years ago #

    There are some steps to try to troubleshoot this: http://azaozz.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/troubleshooting-tinymce-in-wordpress-27/

    Usually most errors are due to either stale cache or failed upgrade as in the other threads about the editor not working properly.

  16. infected
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same here. I updated to 2.7 and IE7 doesn´t display any visual editor buttons. In Firefox all buttons are displayed. I tried nearly everything what´s mentioned in azaozz post. Nothing helped so far... I also using tinymce advanced as well as all in one seo pack. Deactivation of both plugins doesn´t helped, too.

    IE 7 returns this error message in statusbar (translated from german language):

    Row: 2
    Character: 62298
    Error: The process couldn´t continoued due the following error 80020101

    Code: 0
    URL: http://example.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

  17. goofydg1
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i was able to "fix" mine. I tried many of the techniques listed here including the cache clearing, adding the language EN to the config file, updating the tinymce directly from Tinymce, adding in the tinymce advanced plugin, etc, but what finally seemed to do for me was disabling the Kimli Flash plugin. I also disabled the tinymce plugin after as it was causing the first row of icons in tinymce not to break. Hope that helps someone.

  18. enfotoad
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yup! Try disabling the Kimli Flash plugin. Mine started to work again.

  19. DanRoberts
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    goofydg1

    Thank you so very much, I disabled the Kimili Flash plugin and the problem was corrected.

    Much appreciated!!!!

  20. infected
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay, just found out that custom smilies se (v2.3) is causing my issue with the tinymce editor. As said: In Firefox all worked fine. If i disable the smilies plugin in internet explorer 7 the tinymce editor loads without any problems. If i enable it again, there are no visual editor buttons.

  21. eaglenick
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having this same issue and the only plugins I have installed are Akismet and NextGEN Gallery.
    I will try the TinyMCE troubleshooting tips and see if that works.

  22. eaglenick
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Those troubleshooting tips mentioned here do not work for me.
    I have disabled all of my plugins to no avail.

    I do not know what to try next. This is a fresh install of WordPress 2.7.

  23. infosoak
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have a specific problem with the visual editor:

    I cannot create a link using the built in editor, no matter what permissions I give to anything, even 777 to all WP directories and files. When I press the link button in the built-in editor (the Visual part of the editor, not the HTML part of the editor), I get this error in a window that pops up in the middle of the browser:

    FORBIDDEN - You don't have permission to access /wp-includes/js/tinymce/themes/advanced/link.htm on this server.

    Any thoughts? I am using Safari 3.x, but this happens with Firefox as well.

    Thanks.

  24. Snackmaster
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you! Disabling the Kimli Flash plugin did the trick for me.
    I have All-in one SEO p[lugin but that seemed to have no affect.

  25. eaglenick
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think this deserves it's own new thread... It's not completely related to this issue.

    Quote:

    I have a specific problem with the visual editor:

    I cannot create a link using the built in editor, no matter what permissions I give to anything, even 777 to all WP directories and files. When I press the link button in the built-in editor (the Visual part of the editor, not the HTML part of the editor), I get this error in a window that pops up in the middle of the browser:

    FORBIDDEN - You don't have permission to access /wp-includes/js/tinymce/themes/advanced/link.htm on this server.

    Any thoughts? I am using Safari 3.x, but this happens with Firefox as well.

    Thanks.

  26. infosoak
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    eaglenick -- I have tried my own thread. No response. I thought I would try to put the issue in something semi-related. It is really bugging me.

    Here is the thread I started:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/225248?replies=2

  27. IQmatrix
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Nothing has worked for me either after trying all the above suggestions.

    Personally, the Visual Editor works when I create a new Post. However, after the post is saved a few times it is prone to playing up and I can no longer access it. However, when I create a new post and paste the old html code (from the Post where the Visual editor didn't work) into it, then it will work fine again - and I may not have further troubles, unless of course it is saved one too many times. It's incredibly inconsistent.

    On other Blog Posts, when I return to edit them, the Visual Editor just doesn't work at all from the very beginning.

    I am getting the same result on the latest Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Prism.

    Personally I don't use the Kimli Flash plugin. Therefore, at least for me, this is not the cause.

    There must be a global cause for this issue arising from the upgrade to WP 2.7. If we are all using different plugins and browsers then there has to be something more to this. Unless there are several plugins causing the same error.

    Can all members who are having problems with the Visual Editor clearly list the symptoms here.

    - Does it happen all the time?
    - Does it happen when you save a post several times?
    - Does anything else disappear when the Visual Editor plays up? For instance the revision posts disappear for me.
    - Does it happen for specific posts and not for others?
    - Can you paste the HTML from the Post where the Visual Editor isn't working, and into another new Post? Does this resolve the issue?
    - Anything else you have discovered or any other symptoms that you would like to share about this problem.

    May be in this way we can gather an overall perspective of the extent of the problem.

  28. Lee Rickler
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Possibly connected:
    WP 2.7 was working fine.
    Now -
    Dashboard:
    No screen options / Help
    Incoming links stays on loading
    Plugins - stays on loading

    Edit Posts (list)
    'List view' and 'Excerpt view' tabs (at top of list) show themselves duplicated plus the alt tags are displayed.

    Click to add new post or edit a post/ page no visual, just html, but most annoyingly no file upload/ media access shown so basically I cannot post properly.
    Plus all the right side boxes are displayed without any styling, tag cloud doesn't show, publish box is standard.

    I installed a new version on a sub folder and this works perfect. I then imported the main database to the new install, still working so I wiped the server clean, re-installed and the same problems returned. Did a reinstall on a sub folder - works fine again!

    Been at this now for 4 hours and tried every trick in the book!

  29. Andrew Ozz
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @IQmatrix if this happens only when there are few revisions, perhaps WordPress is running out of memory. Can you look at the html source and see if there are any errors printed near the end, or it stops before all is outputted (perhaps compare with the Add New Post page).

    @bigbadboy could be that there's an old .htaccess file in the root directory (not visible by default in most FTP programs) that didn't get deleted when you were deleting the old files. Is your FTP program set to show hidden files?

  30. IQmatrix
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the suggestion azaozz. Unfortunately I don't find any errors. Until I can figure something else out; all I can hope for is that the next update of WordPress can resolve this issue. Thanks for helping out.

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