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

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Recently, one of our users reported a very strange problem with their installation. When writing a message they could not see anything they were writing. Because the message editor text was white. More importantly, all visual editor buttons were missing and the ability to switch from Visual to HTML did not work. In this article, we will show you how to solve the problem with white text and missing buttons in the visual editor of WordPress.

Note for beginners:  if you are looking for hidden buttons that you may see in screenshots from other sites, then you are probably looking for the sink. You should click on the icon in the kitchen area to view these other options, such as underlining, copying words, and so on.

Some sites also use the  TinyMCE Advanced plugin to add several other buttons that are not standard by default.

For the rest of you who really have a problem with missing buttons or white text in the visual editor, continue with this tutorial.

Clear the browser cache

We found users who suggested that clearing the browser cache worked for them. The first thing you should try to do is clear the browser cache or use a different browser. This may very well be a problem with your computer.

If this does not solve your problem, is the problem due to your installation?

Replace TinyMCE scripts

Maybe this problem happened after you’ve been updated? Well, it’s not likely, but maybe something went wrong in the update process. Try replacing / wp-includes / js / tinymce / folder with a new copy.

Fix with wp-config

If none of the above tricks worked for you, open your  wp-config.php  file and add the next line at the top of the PHP-opening tag.

This trick solved the problem for our user who reported this problem. We hope that one of the solutions in this article will solve your white text and missing buttons in the WordPress visual editor problem. If you found another solution that worked for you, share it in the comments.

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