This has been asked earlier here, but the answers did not help me. I followed the WP Codex but I still don't see the TinyMCE icons. While I don't care for the icons, I would like the users to have the media upload functionality.

The Add Media button is visible but does nothing when clicked.

I am logged in as 'Admin' and here's what I have on the page:

$settings = array( 
    'media_buttons' => true,
    'dfw' => true,
    'textarea_name' => 'vceditor',
    "drag_drop_upload" => true
$editor_id = "vceditor";
$content = 'Start';
wp_editor( $content, $editor_id, $settings );

I have added wp_enqueue_media(); in my the functions file too.

What am I missing?

P.S: the WP version is 4.3.1

1 Answer 1


Silly mistake, my custom page was missing the

<?php wp_footer(); ?>
  • this save my day, thank you Commented Nov 25, 2020 at 9:53

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