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  • This is quite the annoyance.

    I upgraded to 3.5 this evening and set out to do a blog post, only to find that I could only do a text post. All the helpful items accessible through the normal visual tab I use (like hyperlinks, bold/italic text, etc.) aren’t accessible.

    I have nine active plugins: Akismet, Polldaddy Polls and Ratings, Share Buttons, Subscribe Me, Text Link Ads, Twitter Widget Pro, WordPress Automatic Upgrade, WordPress Database Backup, and WordPress Facebook Like Plugin. In reading the forums I’ve seen that a couple plugins have had issues but I deactivated all of them and it didn’t help.

    I upgraded through the Automatic Upgrade Plugin from 3.4.2, the upgrade seemed to work more or less properly.

    The front end of my site ( looks fine, and aside from the big inconvenience of not having the visual box the back end seems okay as well.

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  • I added this line to wp-config at the end, just before the “stop editing”:

    define(‘SCRIPT_DEBUG’, true);

    Problem solved. Maybe this will help others.

    Were you ever using BulletProof Security plugin?

    It sounds like the issue is with load-scripts.php — we just transitioned it to using brackets and passing the args in via an array when one GET variable becomes too long. Some plugins like BPS write regex to your .htaccess file that block brackets from being passed in the get string (which is silly, but they do it)

    This may be a very silly question but very new to this…where do I find wp-config to add this potential fix? Thanks for any direction!!

    wp-config.php is in the root of your installation. Right next to index.php and readme.html.

    WordPress is installed at — then wp-config.php would be at — (although you wouldn’t be able to access it from the front-end, you’d need to use FTP or some sort of file manager)

    thanks much!

    Yup. If you find out the cause, please report back! It can help other people in a similar bind — and may give us a heads up on a plugin to warn people about and contact the author to update.

    No luck for me on that one.

    George, I do not use that particular plugin. I noted a list of plugins which were active in my top post.

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