Written by Karen D. Swim
I have an update to my issues with the WordPress 2.6.1 fiasco and wanted to share the solution with you. After reversing my attempted upgrade, my WP Admin dashboard still had issues. Two of the most troubling were:
- Inability to edit publish date (I could save as draft or publish immediately)
- Visual editor did not work. Visual was highlighted but it was stuck in HTML mode
After doing some online surfing I was able to determine that the visual editor issue is not new and can be traced to the TinyMCE file.
I found jerrydrussell’s forum answer helpful:
edit /wp-includes/js/tinymce/tiny_mce_config.php find the line that says ‘compress’ => true and change to ‘compress’ => false.
I found my answer in the WordPress forum. There are a series of helpful steps to help you diagnose and fix the problem. Fortunately, I did not have to go through all the steps because I had my old tinymce file. I was smart to backup before attempting the upgrade. I actually did two backups to two separate locations. Now that I knew the problem file, I went to the folder on my server labeled wp-content/includes/js/tinymce and deleted the entire tinymce folder. I then uploaded my original tinymce folder and my visual editor is now working! So I can once again post images without coding or using a workaround. If you are not comfortable using FTP or working on your server, have someone do it for you.
I still cannot edit the post date so I’m off to work on that issue next. The moral of this story is back up your files before doing anything! If you screw something up you can restore yourself to ground zero.