WordPress showing blank text area and missing button in Visual Editor

By | December 18, 2015

This is the permanent fix for WordPress showing blank text area and missing button in Visual Editor.

Open up your wp-config.php (you can do that by connecting to the file server via FTP client) and add these line into the file (you can add these right before ‘That’s all, stop editing! Happy Blogging.’).


This step totally fix my headache (that had bugging me for 2 days). Please try it out and hope this helps for you as well. Else, you can try out the methods mentioned below. Leave me some comment if it does or doesn’t help.

Some of you that’s new to WordPress (like me) would eagerly wanting to create a new post. And once you click on Add New to create a new post, you might bump into an issue where you can’t see what you type in the Body area. Well, it’s not that it’s blank, but it’s actually you’re typing in White font on White background! Bummer..

I tried to search the solution for good 1 hour across the net, tried every single methods and finally get to 1 solution (though it’s not fully solved, I’ll tell you what later).

Problem Statement: Blank text area in Body area during writing new post in WordPress
Actual issue: It’s writing in White font on White background.
Investigation: This only happen to me when I’m using Chrome and not other browsers (more bummer..)
Root cause: Chrome Plugins screwed up
What you can do to fix it:

  1. Go to Chrome Settings (top right corner) > Settings > Extension (on the left menu) and disable all Extension
  2. Go to Chrome Settings > Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy > Content Settings and disable all Plugins

Hope this works for you and everyone else.

* As per mentioned earlier, it’s not fully fixed, as this issue still happens when I tried to edit the existing post. Ended up, I’m using Firefox (with all plugins disabled).


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