Visual Mode not Working

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    I have used several different browsers, but after wordpress made some changes when I click on “visual” mode it no longer works. The tab shows, but it does not switch to visual mode when I click on it. I am forced to do my posts in “text” mode using html.

    How do I fix it so I can use visual mode again?

    The blog I’m using is at, not the

    The blog I need help with is



    That’s so weird. Please try some troubleshooting and report your results back to us.

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    If it’s still happening, let us know which browser (and version of it) you’re using by checking here if necessary and also post any error reports you get.


    Tried firefox, safari, opera. Third party cookies are enabled. I don’t have browser extensions.

    I couldn’t find HTTPS because there is no “Personal Settings” section under “users”.

    Tried on Firefox 16, Opera 12, etc. The most recent versions.

    I’ve tried it on other computers.

    Looks like it must have been something when wordpress was updated. How do I fix it?


    Under users there should be 4 options:

    All Users
    Invite New
    My Profile
    Personal Settings


    There is only three options for me under Users. There isn’t a “personal settings” option. I can take a screenshot if need be.


    If there isn’t “personal settings then it sounds like the site you are talking about is self-hosted. What is the URL of he site you are talking about?


    Going on the assumption you are self-hosted (otherwise you would have a “personal settings” under users, go to users > my profile in your dashboard and at the very top of that page check “Disable the visual editor when writing” and save your changes. Then go to the editor and you should not see any visual or text tabs at the top right. Next go back to users > my profile and uncheck the “Disable the visual editor when writing” and save again. Then clear your browser cache and go back to the editor and see if it works for you.



    thanks I had the same problem and that fixed it!!


    Tried that out thesacredpath and it didn’t work :(

    I tried deactivating all plugins and that didn’t fix it either.

    When I click disable visual editor and go to edit post, the visual tab doesn’t show. But when I click it back on and clear my cache, it shows the visual tab but clicking it does nothing.



    Ah, if you have plugins you ARE self-hosted and need to be at WordPress.ORG for support.

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