Wordpress Visual Editor buttons missing and solution

Published: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:23:17 GMT

When editing a post in Wordpress 3.1 recently, I found that the visual editor was missing the formatting buttons which usually appear at the top of the editor and the text was invisible (white on white) like this:
no buttons

After some investigation, it seems that the problem was caused by the Scissors Continued plugin which I had recently installed.

When I disabled the plugin, the problem was solved:


I have not investigated to find out what the actual problem was, although I could see that the buttons initially loaded then the screen reformats and the buttons are hidden. I have not yet tried the functionality of the Scissors Continued plugin and, although the features sound very useful, I will not be reinstalling it if it means losing formatting options when editing posts. I hope this helps you if you hit the same problem...


rayan: yeah, I solved this problem by disabling some plugin
Alex: Disabling all the plugins (and re-enabling them) has resolved this -%&#~%&!- problem.

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