2.0 Safari Editor or quick tags? (14 posts)

  1. cfxJosh
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Using safari 2.x I find that the wysiwig editor does not appear, and there are no quicktag buttons. if I change the "User Agent" in the Safari debug menu, I can see the wysiwig editor, or the quicktag buttons.

    Are there quicktag buttons in the 1.5 version using safari? if they work in that version, I will downgrade, as at this point I am testing various bloging platforms before going "live".

  2. vkaryl
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My understanding is that those using Safari do not see the quicktags in 1.5.

  3. schestowitz
    Posted 9 years ago #

    In 2.0 RC2, I can confirm that Opera has all quicktag buttons show up. Opera 8.5/Linux. Disable RTE under Users (untick box at the bottom).

  4. In Safari, the WYSIWYG editor and Quicktag buttons will function, but not as intended. Some earlier builds of the WYSIWYG editor for WordPress v1.6/2.0 even caused Safari to crash whenever the editor was loaded. This is due to a bug in Safari's javascript support, not WordPress. Since the WordPress developers have no way of correcting this, they have chosen to disable the WYSIWYG editor and Quicktag buttons for Safari users. At this time, there is a hack to enable the Quicktag buttons in Safari for WordPress v1.5.x only: http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_Troubleshooting#Why_can.27t_I_see_the_Quicktag_buttons_when_using_Apple.27s_Safari_browser.3F

    Once WordPress v2.0 is officially released, I will see what I can do about making a similar hack to allow the WYSIWYG editor and quicktags to appear for Safari users.

  5. spackletoe
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What browser does the WYSIWYG editor show up in? I'm running firefox and I only see the quicktags.

  6. It will show up in Firefox if you select "Use the visual rich editor when writing" in your profile's page.

  7. spackletoe
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wow, I don't see that option anywhere on my profile page. Could it be because I'm using Firefox 1.5 on a mac? What's up with that?

  8. Hm, scan your options carefully. Personally, I won't touch WP v2.0 until it goes final, but I do have a wordpress.com account, and the interfaces should be 98% similar. Are you sure that it's not there under Users/Your Profile? It's probably at the very bottom of that page. Or, do you even have a Users/Your Profile? And, are you sure that you are using WP v2.0-RC3, not v1.5.2?

  9. spackletoe
    Posted 9 years ago #

    uhh... whoops. sorry, I didn't realize you guys were talking about 2.0 version of WordPress, I thought you were talking about v2.x of Safari! Check out the subject it's confusing. ;-)

    Thanks anyway, I'll wait til that sucker is final.

  10. That's ok, I'm glad that we got that cleared up. If you do want to use a WYSIWYG editor in the v1.5.2 release of WordPress, there are plenty of plugins available for that:


    Now, to get us back on topic, would any one of the moderators please change this topic title to something less confusing, like "No Editor or Quicktags under Safari in WP 2.0"?

  11. I have upgraded the "Quicktags in Safari" hack to be compatible with WordPress v2.0. Unfortunately, I can't get the new Rich (WYSIWYG) Editor to appear, but that might be a good thing, since the Rich Editor in earlier builds of v2.0 (fka v1.6) caused Safari to crash instantly.


  12. Well, I wasn't able to enable the visual rich editor (aka "the WYSIWYG editor") without it causing Safari to crash as it had done in earlier builds of v2.0 (fka v1.6). Fortunately, I have found a suitable alternative. More information is available in this FAQ:


  13. sirmarcos
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hmm, I think the latest version of Safari (in Tiger 10.4.8) handles the quick tags just find. The cursor appears after the tags, they have the macified buttons, but after applying the "hack" to reenable them in safari, they work and function seem identical to Camino, which is Mozilla-based... (though Camino also uses Mac-ified widgets for buttons and such.) All these quick tag threads are old, and I use markdown for pretty much everything anyway, but still - I'm fairly sure that Safari behaves as well as any others for quick tags now... am I wrong?

  14. foolswisdom
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sirmarcos, this discussion was for an ancient version of WordPress and an ancient version of Safari ;-)

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