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[Resolved] Unable to Use Visual Editor in WP v 3.7.1 and 3.8

  • I am unable to use visual editor after upgrading my WordPress software. It started with 3.7.1 and continues after I updated to 3.8 (this evening).

    I can edit in text mode but not visual mode. I have dumped cache and tried 2 computers with 4 different browsers. My user profile has not disabled visual editor. I have disabled all plugins and set to default WP theme at http://www.kiwanisofarlington.org. I still cannot edit in visual mode after any of these changes.

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  • I located a recommendation in another thread to upload and enable “Use Google Libraries” which can be found at http://wordpress.org/plugins/use-google-libraries/installation/

    This seems to have corrected my problem.

    Adding Use Google Libraries also solved my problem – thanks

    Another fix I found (can’t locate it now) involved adding a line to the wp-config.php file – used that on another domain and that also solved this particular issue with 3.8

    Why wouldn’t you have told us what that line added to the wp-config was? I am having an issue where I can’t edit files in visual mode. If I go in there and hit enter nothing appears to happen but if I switch to text mode you can see the &nbsp’s in there. Really strange.

    It appears there are tons of variations of “broken visual editor” issues out there, all with different causes, so tracking down a fix is very tough.

    It would be nice to know what line you added to the config to fix yours so I can try it?


    I was just searching for a solution to this issue, as I was having the same problem. I had just installed Advanced SystemCare to help keep my computer as clean as possible. One of the extensions it added to Chrome was “Surfing Protection”. Once I disabled this, the visual editor was back to working just fine. I happened across this solution, as my Google Ads weren’t displaying. I then realized that I had an ad blocker extension loaded as well. So, check your browser extensions and ad-ons…therein might lie the culprit. Hope it helps!

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