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  • As the title says, I have only HTML editor with its own buttons, but when I click on visual tab, it doesn’t load the toolbar nor the editor.

    It just happened right after the latest upgrade to 3.1.1

    Please help, I can’t create posts because of this.


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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    – re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress.

    – increasing the memory available to PHP:

    Thanks for trying to help.

    But I can’t really deactivate the active plugins and the theme, because if I do that, I will loose all the settings and options already set with those plugins and the theme specific stuff.

    It just happened after the upgrade so I am sure its not something with the existing plugins and themes. The site is live for the last 1.5 years so you can understand I can’t deactivate existing stuff all of sudden.

    I have the same problem

    I am glad I didn’t upgrade all my sites, I have more than 10 sites running on wp.

    it s…ks sometimes

    I am having the same issue on some of my sites that I upgraded to 3.1.1. I had Tiny MCE installed, deactivated it, but no change. The visual toolbar does not even load in visual view. It’s fine for me to just work in HTML view, but my clients need the visual view. Are there any work arounds for this?

    Moderator kmessinger


    Deactivating plugins should not (never have for me) changed configeration settings. These should be coming from the database but just renaming the folder should also accomplish the deactivation.

    Incompatible plugins, either one or in combinations, are the primary cause of problems. That said, it is hard to debug without following the normal steps.

    BTW, the jetpack plugin, that many switched to recently for stats, has been a culprit in some instances.

    I disabled all plugins and the visual editor works again. I reactivated the plugins 1 by 1 and tested the visual editor after each activation and I found the culprit was Slideshow Gallery 2 by Cameron Preston. He has a new version called Slideshow Gallery Pro and I installed that one and the visual editor works with this new version of the plugin just fine.

    To deactivate all plugins, you can use this in PHPMYADMIN in the SQL tab:

    UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = 'a:0:{}' WHERE option_name = 'active_plugins';

    Hi 🙂

    I’ve got the same problem. I’m using Firefox 3.6.16 and latest update.

    I’m a complete noob and haven’t got a clue how to fix this. WordPress was installed as part of my hosting package so I don’t even know how to install it or do a new install etc..

    I can see the files via Cuteftp but don’t know what to change etc.. I’m in the process of setting up my blog so not got any plugins or themes installed.

    Any help in simple layman’s terms would be so greatly appreciated.


    Moderator kmessinger


    In the interface you have for your hoted account look at WordPress. Is there a version there? Odds are it is not 3.1.1 but no mater. Check to see if your host installs Jetpack, a plugin, by default when installing WordPress.

    BTW, 2 of the 3 people above were not having the SAME problem. Any variation makes it different. Do you see visual editor and not the html editor or what? Do you have a URL? Please post it.

    Start learning with this, using wordpress codex. And remember search both at wordpress and on the web should be your first stop.

    in my case, the culprit plugin was “Image Mass Upload Wizz”

    deactivated it for now

    I have similar problem to hozyali, but maybe not exactly. The HTML editor is there with its own buttons, but when I click on the Visual tab, it doesn’t load the WYSIWG toolbar and it shows me html code.

    I found that on one of my blogs this was caused by Firebug in Firefox. I turned off Firebug and the Visual editor came back.

    But I edited a different blog in Firefox and several other browsers and the Visual editor is just not there.

    Moderator kmessinger


    Have you disabled ALL plugins and switched to the twentyten theme? The icons are controlled by javascript and all the errors I have seen with the editor were caused by outdated icons or outdated themes.

    Try the plugins CKEditor(more recent versions) or Dean’s FCKEditor and forget the native visual editor of WordPress. It solves all problems with your visual editor.

    thanks, for me it was this plug-in
    TimThumb meets TinyMCE

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