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  • I have been using WordPress for 1 year+ and have never had this issue until recently. I keep getting an error message whenever I am editing something that has to do with any text, the text will not show and after a few seconds the text will load along with a red strip across my screen with the following error message:

    Failed to load plugin: colorpicker from url

    I believe it started appearing around the same time that I installed about 2-3 plugins one day but I am 99% sure that I have de-activated those same plugins and the error message is still appearing. I’m not sure if those plugins have anything to do with it or if it’s just a coincidence. Thanks.

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  • Hello,

    Try to re-install the color picker plugin. Delete it first and install it again. It may fix your problem.


    Moderator Geoffrey Shilling


    Volunteer Moderator

    I would try deactivating all the plugins at one time to see if that makes a difference. You can also try switching to a default theme, such as Twenty Seventeen, to see if the error goes away.

    Have you tried clearing your browser’s cache or using a different browser? I’ve seen some threads where the cache was causing the problem.

    Hi @ujnimz,
    When I look at my list of plugins there is no ‘color picker’ plugin. That’s why I was confused from the start when it says ‘failed to load plugin: color picker’. Unless the plugin is named something else?

    A TinyMCE (the WordPress editor) plugin is not the same thing as a WordPress plugin. The TinyMCE color picker plugin is bundled by WordPress in /wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/colorpicker/plugin.js. Since it’s a core WordPress file, you shouldn’t need to disable/deactivate/reactivate/install/enable it on its own.



    So what is the solution in layman’s terms please for the url error message:

    Thank you for creating with WordPress. Version 4.9
    Failed to load plugin: colorpicker from url

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