WordPress is very popular CMS. It is very well developed applications. But sometimes it may not behave as it should. It’s because we use plugins and themes, developed by other developers, which may cause conflict with WordPress functionality.

Remember not all plugins and themes are good. In most of the cases, poorly developed themes and plugins are only always responsible for the anomalies. I recommend you to read the review of each plugin and themes that you have installed or planning to install.

Missing buttons in TinyMCE? (or) WordPress post editor not working?

The problem such as missing buttons in TinyMCE or WordPress post editor not working, happens due to plugin and theme conflict. In this article, we will discuss how to fix WordPress post visual editor?

Fixing visual editor WordPress?

  1. Update Your WordPress, Themes and Plugins.
  2. Check Plugin Conflict: Disable all your plugins and check your visual editor. Now, enable plugins one by one to find the culprit.
  3. Check Theme Conflict: Change your theme and check your visual editor.
  4. Check your caching Plugin: Clear your browser and page cache and disable your Js minification. After that, you can recheck your visual editor.
  5. Replacing TinyMCE or Visual Editor Scripts: Sometimes due to partial updates of WordPress TinyMCE or Visual Editor’s file may corrupt. In that case we can replace it’s files in /wp-includes/js/tinymce/ folder with a fresh copy.
  6. Adding a piece of code in wp-config.php file of WordPress: If nothing works! Try adding a piece of code to your wp-config.php file.
    define(‘CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS’, false);

Fixing WordPress post editor not working problem by replacing TinyMCE files:

  1. Login to your cPanel
  2. Open WordPress Directory using the cPanel file manager or FTP.
  3. Go to the root folder of the WordPress
  4. Open directory wp-includes/js/tinymce/
  5. Download the fresh copy of WordPress from wordpress.org
  6. Extract the WordPress archive in your computer.
  7. Go to the same directory wp-includes/js/tinymce/
  8. Upload all the files from that directory to your server directory using cPanel File manager or FTP.

Fixing TinyMCE by modifying wp-config.php file:

  1. Login to your cPanel
  2. Open WordPress Directory using the cPanel file manager or FTP.
  3. Go to the root folder of the WordPress
  4. Find wp-config.php file
  5. Edit the file and add following lines of code after <?php
    define(‘CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS’, false);
  6. Save the file and refresh your wp-admin page

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