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  • I have upgraded to 2.1 and found that the Rich Text Editor is missing when I moderate comments. Is this a bug or done on purpose? It shows up when I create a new post or page. When I am editing comments it only shows the ‘Code’ view of the editor and not the visual mode.



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  • Can someone at least confirm that they too do not have the Rich text editor when editing comments. I know this was there on my 2.0 install but not sure if I messed something up during the upgrade or if this is a bug.

    by rich you mean wysiwyg ? i’m also missing it.
    as is the post preview button

    lol… i found it.. we we’re both probably too wasted or so…

    you have to click on use visual editor when writing in your user profile. But it has moved position, that’s why I overlooked it.

    then both editors are visible

    Thanks Beee, I have just made sure that this is checked and still no dice 🙁 I have tried to change it to unchecked and then change it back and saving in between but nothing seems to work. It’s odd that the WYSIWYG shows up when I’m writing a new page or post just not when editing comments. I am also missing the preview of the comment.

    I too have just updated to 2.1 from 2.05 and have exactly the same problem. I get tabs for both editors when I am writing a post, but when I am editing a comment, I only get the code view.

    Can anyone tell if this is a config issue or a new change to 2.1 ?

    I just upgraded from 1.5 to 2.1.2, and I have the same problem. The visual editor works intermittently, maybe one out of twenty times. Looks like a bug to me.

    Same here, i am trying to debug this (or otherwise hack the MCE into giving me the candy).. i sure hope someone beats me to it tho!

    I’ve never seen the visual rich editor (tinyMCE) when editing comments. Just posts.

    What makes us believe it should be there?

    It’s there on WP 2.0.4
    (in the page: wp-admin/post.php?action=editcomment&comment=100) by default. Did it get removed in later versions? The Code-editor (i believe that’s alco TinyMCE) is there on WP 2.1.3, so i assumed the wysiwyg tab can be enabled there too..?

    I don’t remember it. Are you sure you don’t have a plugin in there that makes it come up?

    I’m very sure, i have it here in two separate installs of wordpress, 2.0.4 and 2.0.5… In the 2.0.5. i have only the default WP plugins running.

    It looks like the wysiwyg editor has been removed from “editing comments”. can someone confirm this? (Maybe someone can point me to a changelog?)


    I found this bug and patch in the wordpress bug tracker at
    with the title

    Disable RTE when editing comments

    and the patch that does this at:

    There is nothing in the bug/patch as to why this was done!

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