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Patricia Neale
Patricia Neale
9,256 Points

Text editor not responding in local install of WordPress 3.9.1

I have WordPress 3.9.1 installed locally on a windows 7 pc using XAMPP 3.2.1 but the text editor (Tinymce?) is not responding. It is a fresh install, so no plugins. (I have deleted the default Akismet and Hello Dolly plugins).

I have tried to edit posts in both Firefox and Chrome (latest versions) and get the same error on the web console (Firefox):

ReferenceError: getUserSetting is not defined wp-tinymce.php:36

I do not have problems with the editor on earlier versions of WordPress (WordPress 3.8.1, for instance).

I have asked for help at WordPress.org but I have had only one response and that was more or less to tell me to post the question on another part of their forum. Can anyone here help please?

3 Answers

That's never happened to me but my first instinct would be to check the file permissions. Find the wp-tinymce.php file (it might be on the wp-admin folder) and set the permissions to 775. Also make sure that the user that you are using on your local machine to access XAMP is the owner of that file.

If you're not familiar with making file permission changes, the console tutorial they have here is a good place to start.

Patricia Neale
Patricia Neale
9,256 Points

Hi Nick,

I still don't understand why an earlier version of WordPress works fine? I use the same installation method. Thanks for your reply. I will certainly look into your suggestions and I will take a look at the console tutorial.

Come to think of it, you can also change file permissions through any FTP client like Filezilla if you're not familiar with the console. Good luck!