I had a terrible issue with my wordpress website www.sherbaz.com. I was unable to submit any post for a long time because of this issue. Every time when I login to wordpress dashboard to post new tips, I see a blank text field as shown below which doesn’t even accept any input either.
How was it fixed?
This was seriously effecting my work and I couldn’t post or edit or update an already existing post either. Finally after few weeks of silence I decided to tweak this out. One fine weekend I started sorting out one by one.
- Cleared browser cache – No luck.
- Changed browsers and even tried on different systems and finally tried even on my Smartphone. – Same error was there everywhere.
- Then I checked the error that was displayed by internet explorer while loading the page. It says “tinyMCE is undefined”. This didn’t give any clue.
- Installed Web developer 1.1.9 add-on to my Mozilla firefox and then executed the new post page again. The web developer error console says “illegal character in wp-tinymce.php”. On clicking the error, the file popped up. I could find only some Unicode characters. So I felt like the files might have got corrupted. I tried replacing the file alone from a new downloaded wordpress-3.3.1 package. That didn’t fix it.