What's a girl to do?
Dunno about a girl but anyone having problems with the visual editor in WordPress 3.5 should start with the 3.5 Master List and see if any of that applies to their WordPress installation.
but there is never a clear answer. I would love a clear answer.
While the symptoms are similar or even identical, the specific cause of the problem is usually unique to each installation. Not everyone has the same plugins, theme, and server setup.
If there was a magic button to fix your issue then I'm sure it would be shared by now. ;)
- Deactivating all of your plugins. Everyone of them, no exceptions.
- Switch your theme to the Twenty Eleven or Twenty Twelve theme. Either one will work and you can switch it back later on to your normal theme.
- Clear your browser cache and cookies. Do not skip this step.
- Login once more to your WordPress installation and try to use the visual editor.
If that fixed it then re-enable your plugins one at a time, test, enable one more, test, etc. Put your theme back last. This should help you identify where the problem really is (hopefully).
If you do see errors then as a last resort try these instructions.
- Make a copy of your
wp-config.php file and put that somewhere safe.
- Make another copy of your
wp-config.php file and call it
wp-config-SAVE.php. Yes, I really like safety nets.
- Edit that file with the most plain and boring text editor you have. Notepad is good and look for the line that says
That's all, stop editing! and add one line above that so it looks like this:
/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
- Save that file and clear your browser cache and cookies one more time. Never forget this step.
- Login and try the Visual Editor one more time. See if that fixes it.
If something goes catastrophically wrong then just restore one of the
wp-config.php copies you made. That will undo any changes to that file.