How to fix: WordPress Error White Text And Missing Buttons In Visual EditorOne of the most common errors when working with WordPress is white text and missing buttons in the visual editor. You may even face an issue where it doesn’t allow you to switch from visual to HTML version of a post on your WordPress site.

You can fix it easily.

Here’s what you need to do

1. When your browser gathers a lot of cache, you may face this WordPress error. Therefore, the very first step is to have your browser’s cache cleared. Or you may try using a different browser on your computer. Hopefully, the issue will be fixed.

2. If the fix mentioned above doesn’t fix it, you may need to try another technique. Many times, the white text and the missing editor buttons issue arises due to an installation issue. So, what you need to do is replace the tinyMCE scripts with a fresh copy. The folder can be found here – wp-includes/js/tinymce/.

3. If the issue persists. You need to add a single line of code to the wp-config.php file.

This is the code: define(‘CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS’, false);

4. Sometimes, the WordPress visual editor problem is caused due to a conflicting plugin. If you’re using too many plugins on your site, you may need to deactivate them one by one and see if the issue has gone. You can also deactivate all of them at once and then check the situation. If the issue was due to a plugin, it will certainly go away.

That’s how you can fix the visual editor issues on your WordPress site within a couple of minutes.


  1. Munna Hossain

    I have no doubt that WordPress is the most powerful content management system. But it has some irritating errors. White text and missing buttons in visual editor is one of the common errors. Your article definitely helps us to solve this problem. Thanks for sharing such an informative article.

    1. Support Article Author

      Glad you found it useful.
      With WordpPress you have to make sure you are using the latest version. Also make sure that any plugins you use are compatible with your version of WordPress.
      All the best.

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