How to solve WordPress Reference Error: tinyMCE not defined
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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!
My name is Boris Hoekmeijer, I'm a webdesigner and graphic designer.
I sometimes run into a problem for which I have to find my own solution because Google just won't tell me. That's when I climb behind my mechanical keyboard, and fire away until a tutorial materializes. One of the great things about the web: we can all help each other!
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