For some reason, Wordpress admin is not loading all of the required scripts via load-scripts.php. This is causing the "Visual/Text" tabs to be missing from the text editor. The 'b', 'i', 'link', etc button are still there and functioning for the HTML editor. I have triple checked and all users are setup to use the visual editor.

Here is what load-scripts.php is loading on the broken site.


And here is an example from a working site.


As you can see, 'editor' is missing for some reason. 'Editor' is also missing if I load the scripts separately by adding:

define('CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS', false);

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  • try to desactivate all plugins and put the basic theme to see is the error is still here
    – mmm
    Oct 17, 2017 at 22:37
  • @mmm Yes I tried that and still no editor. Oct 18, 2017 at 14:29
  • try to reinstall the wordpress files in "Dashboard" => "Updates" and click on "Re-install now"
    – mmm
    Oct 18, 2017 at 14:53
  • @mmm Just tried reinstalling and still no editor. Oct 18, 2017 at 15:02

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If there's a bug the Visual tab would just not work, not be missing. The editor scripts would also be failing to load, not missing from load-scripts.php. That the tabs are missing and the script isn't being loaded suggests that the Visual editor has simply been disabled in your profile (Users > Your Profile).

  • Thanks for the input @Jacob. I verified that the editor is not disabled via the user's profile. I even enabled then disabled it and no change. The output of wp_default_editor() is tinymce. Oct 18, 2017 at 14:21
  • This is a bug. load-scripts.php not load all scripts.
    – Yamona
    Nov 8, 2017 at 12:16

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