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  • Hi Guys,

    A few weeks ago my write post/page went funny in IE7 and I thought that maybe it was a bug, then it failed in FF3.. Basically in IE7 if I create a post it says

    “Your attempt to edit this post: “post name” has failed.

    Please try again.

    But it places the post into the drafts.

    This has now started happening in FF3 aswell and on closer inspection on IE7 I see an error.. heres the error:

    Line: 4
    Char: 1
    Error: Syntax error
    Code: 0

    Upon further inspection within that php file I see nothing wrong with this code:

    $parent_file = 'post-new.php';

    Now something tells me this is a TinyMCE issue as none of my buttons on the wysiwyg are the style they were before and the HTML / VISUAL have ceased to work. I need a fix for this and I really don’t know where to start!

    Many thanks in advance!

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  • heres another error I get:

    Line: 85
    Char: 9
    Error: ‘tinyMCE’ is undefined
    Code: 0

    Ive installed tinyMCE and ive deleted all my temp net files and history in IE7 and still no joy?

    Surely someone must know whats wrong?

    It sounds like an incomplete or mixed installation. I would recommend you delete everything except your themes, plugins, htaccess, and similar, and completely re-upload your wordpress isntallation.

    (oh, take a backup copy of your files first, just in case, okay?)

    Ive tried that to no avail! anyone?

    Ive fixed it by following these guidelines:

    For others coming across the same error with version 2.51,

    Edit the following file: yoursite/wp-includes/js/tinymce/tiny_mce_config.php

    First, comment out (by instering // before the code) while ( @ob_end_clean() ); at around line 13. It is immediately preceded by // Discard any buffers

    Then, search for “compress” until you find ‘compress’ => true and change the “true” to “false.

    If you have the same problem with version 2.5, you only need to worry about the compression setting.

    Wow Gr8 hack…. I was facing this problem since last week, now This solves my problem with wordpress 2.6.2 also.


    G’day, is there any way that I can resolve this problem from my PC at home? or do I need my web hosting company to do it for me.
    As you can probably already guess I have no clue as to what you guys are talking about but I do know this – I no longer can edit my web page and the ‘visual editor’ has gone, I get the ‘tinymce error. I posted before and managed to find a workaround but it no longer seems to work. I have tried ff and 1e7 but both give the same result.


    acheashadow’s trick also worked for me on WordPress 2.6.5.

    I should note that this problem appears to be caused by a combination of issues in the TinyMCE code AND the behavior of modern browsers, so if you come across this page, keep that in mind as you are troubleshooting!

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