I recently installed WordPress 2.7 to my site and am a completely new user to WordPress. I was amazed that it did not come with a user-friendly visual editor, but rather required everyone to know HTML. When I went searching for a plugin I was surprised that WordPress does actually come with one called TinyMCE. But it has never worked in my fresh installation.
When trying to edit a file, the window says I am in the Visual tab, but it is an HTML editor. The HTML tab is not click-able.
I have searched and searched for an answer as to how to get TinyMCE to work for me but have not found a solution that works...or at least, not one that I understand. I tried the one offered here...to download the files from tinymce.moxiecode.com and then I replaced the old files in /wp-includes/js/tinymce folder with the new files and FTP'd them to my site. After clearing out the cache again and reloading the site...nothing changed.
I have also seen responses to this problem telling me I just need to turn on or activate TinyMCE in the Settings. Most suggest this is in the "Writing" section of the settings. However, I cannot find a single thing anywhere in the settings that relates to a visual editor or TinyMCE.
I have also tried deactivating the only plugin I have at the moment, Akismet 2.2.3, emtying my cache and refreshing the screen but this did not help either.
Some have suggested that code needs to be fixed or modified but, like the results above, the files they say to modify just do not seem to exist. I have found a section in the post.php file located in the "/wp-admin/includes" folder starting on line 1107 that says it will "Adds the TinyMCE editor used on the Write and Edit screens." If I need to modify something here I am not sure what I need to do.'
I have tried opening up my blog site in both Firefox 3.0.8 and also IE 7.0.6001.1800 64-bit edition but neither work. I have tried using both Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit as well as Windows XP SP3.