All of a sudden my text editor has become unusable.
Usually i prepare lots of hand-written code in TEXT mode, and then leave it be. My clients then can go in and modify text occasionally in VISUAL mode, meanwhile leaving much of my code intact.
However, recently the editor is stripping all of my code upon updating the page and reverting to VISUAL mode. It's a nightmare. As soon as i go back to TEXT mode, half my code has disappeared.
(Also, my style/format drop-down has disappeared!)
I would like to disable all of my plugins to see if doing that can fix the issue, but I am very hesitant to do this, since it's an important site, and i have no experience in doing that before, and am very worried about losing all my plugin/widget settings by disabling the plugins.
Any advice on how to fix these issues or go about trouble-shooting are welcome.
FWIW, i have run across many forum threads describing this TEXT/VISUAL editor issue from years ago, but i have only experienced it recently (within the past month or so). Prior to that, the TEXT coe never disappeared when switching to and from VISUAL mode.