How to solve WordPress Reference Error: tinyMCE not defined
After purchasing and installing the Essential Grid plugin (plugin for displaying posts in an image grid) at CodeCanyon, I had problems creating a new grid. I tried different browsers, different machines, disabled all plugins, switched themes, nothing worked. The people at ThemePunch (creators of the Essential Grid plugin) were helpful. I created an account for them to test, but they did not experience these problems. The only thing I could find at fault was that Firebug displayed an error when I tried to save the grid:
Reference Error: tinyMCE is not defined if(tinyMCE.get(name) != null)
So something was keeping TinyMCE from loading. A Google search didn’t help much. Suggested solutions were a theme issue, permissions issue on the wp folder that includes tinymce, plugin conflicts and browser settings, but none of them worked for me.
Then I realized I had disabled the WYSIWYG editor for my account. When I re-activated it, it all worked immediately.
Dumb mistake, but I’m posting it here so maybe someone else is helped by it!
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Of all the smartest people in the world, you are the Jesus! Thank you soooo much!
Where can i activate WYSIWYG editor?
by clicking on “Visual” at the top right of the content field…
Brilliant! Couldn’t work out what had happened and tried reinstalling everything before finding this. Thank you!
Ahh very helpful article. I appreciate. Thanks a lot
it’s great helpful, thanks a lot!
I am still getting same error.
Well, you need to make a more elaborate description, or I won’t be able to help you. With which plug-in are you experiencing the issue? Have you got the WYSIWYG editor enabled for your account? It might be a plug-in conflict. You could try disabling all other plug-ins and see if the problem persists. If it does, then it might be a theme issue. Test with a standard theme (like 2016) and see if it persists.
Thanks a million! I worked this one pretty hard before I found your post. Thanks for putting this out there!