How to Fix White Text and Missing Buttons in WordPress Visual Editor

How to Fix White Text and Missing Buttons in WordPress Visual Editor

James Fawcett

If you’re used to using WordPress for your website or blog, you’ll probably find that you encounter some errors from time to time. These WordPress errors are usually easily fixed, and you just have to move a few things about to determine the cause of the problem. In this guide, we are going to take you through how you can fix white text and missing buttons in the WordPress Visual Editor. Keep reading if you’d like to know more about this.

What Is the Issue?

This WordPress error surrounds the text in user’s blogs or website and causes the writing to not show up because the text is actually white on the standard white background. Not only does the text not show up but the buttons that let you edit the text do not show up, including the option to change between HTML and Visual. As you can imagine, this can be extremely annoying for those who want to create a blog post quickly without having to worry about these missing features.

Clearing the Cache

The first step that we are going to talk you through when it comes to fixing this common WordPress error is to clear your browser cache. This is really easy to do, and you might find that it fixes your problem right away. If clearing the cache doesn’t work, you should also try using a different browser at this point to see if that can help. From there, you can decide if you need to go further with this guide or not.

Checking Updates

Sometimes, the problem with white text and missing buttons happens when something has gone wrong in the update process. If you think this might be the case, try to replace the folder named /wp-includes/js/tinymce/ with another copy. This is not a very common cause though, so don’t be surprised if this doesn’t solve your problem. You should make sure that you have tried this solution carefully though before you go ahead and move onto the next piece of advice.

Still Not Working?

If you are still having problems with your text not showing up and your buttons are still missing, then you might need to fix your wp-config. This isn’t too difficult, and you’ll need to start off by opening your wp-config.php file. From there, you should add a line to the top, just after the PHP opening tag. This line should look like this

1 define(‘CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS’, false);

Once you’ve done this, you should have fixed the problem. Make sure to take some time when you are trying our solutions to ensure that you get the problem fixed properly. If you come across any other WordPress errors when you are trying to create your blog or site, you should take a look at our other blog posts which go through some more advice on WordPress sites.

James Fawcett

Author James Fawcett

James is a front and back end Wordpress developer, always interested in the latest technologies and enjoys building the diverse range of sites that Elementary designers throw his way!

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