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  • Hi, when I go to create a new post, the visual editor is no longer appearing. It was like this before I upgraded to the latest version of WP, so I upgraded and it still didn’t work. I’ve tried logging out, then clearing the cache, cookies and browsing history, then logging back in. I’ve also tried making sure the “Disable Visual Editor” button is unchecked in my User profile. Any other suggestions?

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  • 1). Disable all plugins and themes (just use a default WordPress theme like twentythirteen).
    2) Test to see if the editor works correctly. If so great, move on to step 3. If not, report back here with what kind of server/hosting setup you’re using.
    3) If a the default WordPress setup works, move on to enabling your custom theme. Now test your site to see if the visual editor works. If yes, great, move on to step 4. If not, contact the theme developer for support.
    4) Now start enabling plugins one by one. Test after enabling each one to confirm everything works. If things aren’t working, note which plugin you last enabled and contact the plugin developer for support.

    By the end of these 4 steps, you should be able to identify the root cause of what’s causing the issue (or have a good idea where the issue might is coming from).

    Okay, but doesn’t that mean that my website will look terrible and not function while that happens? I don’t want to lose page views and new followers. But thanks for the help, I do appreciate it!

    Well you can either find the problem and (hopefully) solve it or continue as is.

    To me, this is another reason to use MAMP/WAMP local server software to create a testing server on a local machine for testing (and destroying) things in a non-production environment.

    Gotcha, I understand. Thanks. I deactivated all my plugins and found the culprit. Didn’t have to deactivate my themes at the same time. I will contact the plugin admin – WP Amazon Associate. Thanks!!

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