Hey there…Ever since downloading a plugin called TinyMCE Advanced the Visual Editor has gone blan

Hey there…Ever since downloading a plugin called TinyMCE Advanced the Visual Editor has gone blank. And I cannot add new pages/posts, or edit existing ones. https://wordpress.org/plugins/tinymce-advanced/ Any ideas?

  • Michelle Shull
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice

    Hey there, Greg!

    I had this issue on one of my own sites, and it turned out to be a plugin conflict with another tool I was using. I ended up finding an alternative to my tinyMCE plugin (fortunately, there is no shortage of TinyMCE plugins) and it worked great for me. Would you be willing to try a different TinyMCE tool and see if it sorts itself?

    If you’re attached to features you can only get from your current TinyMCE plugin, let’s see if we can narrow down where the problem is by doing a quick plugin conflict test. To do this, temporarily disable all of your other plugins except TinyMCE, then test your post editor. If it works, we’ve got a conflict. Turn on your other plugins one by one until you figure out where the issue is.

    I would guess that the problem lies with another plugin that changes your post editor, like a drag-n-drop page builder, or even a plugin that just adds a button to the WordPress post editor.

    We did a great post on the blog just a few days ago on this topic – https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/customizing-wordpress-post-editor/. It’s full of alternative ideas for adding more buttons and customizing the look of your editor.

    Hope this helps, Greg, and happy Friday!

  • Michelle Shull
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice

    Hey Greg!

    TinyMCE Advanced actually ended up being the one that worked for me, but I tried several out:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-edit/ (Was more than I needed, but it worked.)

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/black-studio-tinymce-widget/ (this is just for a widget, I believe this used to handle the post editor as well)

    There were two others that I’m not currently seeing in the repo, but I think they were both WP3.9 only. (There were some key changes to WordPress Core in 4.0 that caused a few glitches with some of the much older plugins.)

    Hope this helps, good luck!

  • Greg
    • The Exporter

    @michelle Shull OR others who have ideas…

    After deactivating and also disabling all settings in TineMCE Advanced plugin, it was also deleted totally and removed.

    Going back to a page, the WordPress Visual Editor still does not show up at all (when one clicks the Visual tab it is totally white and blank only). When clicking the Text tab that editor does come up.

    What would cause this even after the plugin had all settings disabled, then deactivated, and then deleted?

    Can you give some things to check, fix, or reset etc to be able to just get the stock Visual editor to work again?


  • Greg
    • The Exporter

    @michelle Shull and others…

    I think I found it but what is the best way to remove?

    I see leftover code after deleting tinyMCE totally in the editor area showing lots of calls on tinyMCE javascript still.

    For example: /wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/plugin.min.js

    and a lot more like

    <script id=”mce_1″ type=”text/javascript” src=”http://www.mysite.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/themes/modern/theme.min.js?wp-mce-4107-20141130″>


    <script id=”mce_2″ type=”text/javascript” src=”http://www.mysite.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/charmap/plugin.min.js?wp-mce-4107-20141130″>

    …and a lot more…

    What is the best way to clean up all these leftovers?

    The plugin is totally deleted and deactivated and need the visual editor back…


  • aristath
    • Recruit

    Hello there @greg, I hope you’re well today!

    Could you please grant us access to your backend so that we may see exactly what is happening?

    To do so, from your dashboard go to WPMUDEV => Support => Support Access and click on the “Grant access” button.

    Please note that you must have the WPMU DEV Dashboard plugin installed on your site to complete the above process.



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