[resolved] Visual Editor - same problem as many other people (11 posts)

  1. philgreen
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Over the weekend, when I haven't changed anything, the visual editor stopped working. When I go to make a post, I can still see the visual/code selector, and visual is highlighted, but I'm looking at the code editor and clicking on the selector makes no effect. It's the same problem everyone else is having.

    I went to the support forums and found a dozen different answers, all of which I tried. I want to know if I have missed something:

    1. reinstalled wp
    2. checked to see that "use visual editor" was selected
    3. reinstalled tiny mce
    4. put in tiny mce_gzip.php compressor
    5. changed permissions on wp-includes and everything in them to 755
    6. flushed cache many times
    7. turned off all plugins
    8. changed language in the config to "en"

    I did a few other ones that I forgot. Nothing works, what am I missing?

  2. philgreen
    Posted 7 years ago #


    9. Put a 2 line php.ini in the tinymce folder

  3. philgreen
    Posted 7 years ago #

    10. reinstalled wp-admin and wp-includes folders from the wordpress zip

  4. philgreen
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What should I do next?

  5. MasterCIW
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Did you try the files from the .tar.gz download? This seemed to work for some too.

  6. Andrew Ozz
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Next try to access the tinymce url directly in Firefox and see what comes back. Also what is the first js error as reported by Firebig?

  7. philgreen
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks masterciw and azaozz! I got the files again from ther tar.gz and used different program than windows zip handler. It seemed to have no effect

    Accessing the tiny_mce URL directly give me a long line of code that starts with "var tinymce={majorVersion:'3',minorVersion:'1.1'" I think that's what it's supposed to give.

    I figured out how to use firebug and it showed me something pretty disturbing:

    1st error is probably nothing:

    dbxGroup is not defined
    [Break on this error] var podPress = new dbxGroup(

    2nd error is:

    missing ; before statement
    var tinymce={majorVersion:'3',minorVersi... online pharmacy'>buy viagra drugs.

    coming from:


    I fixed that.

    3rd error is:

    tinymce not defined - wp-admin/js/editor.js?ver=20080710

    I put a new wp-config file in, changed encoding in the config to ansi (someone elswhere suggested it), still nothing.

  8. philgreen
    Posted 7 years ago #


    Going through the steps you suggested here.

  9. philgreen
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Fixed it! I think it was the wp-config and then refreshing and clearing the cache a few times. Thank you!

  10. philgreen
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It broke again, and I haven't changed anything at all!

  11. arien101
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Phil,

    I had the same problem and it was caused by an extra line break at end of the file functions.php in my theme folder.

    I had recently changed that file however, so I did change something.

    Maybe worth a try though.

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