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My problem concerning visual editor or the TinyMCE not loading properly has been resolved just today. I always knew that somehow my web host could do something about it that somehow WordPress.org forum could not answer.
The problem is not with this domain but on my two other domains whose visual editors doesn’t work that’s why I could not update them.
I’ve searched on Google and visited the WordPress.org forum and was able to find a few hacks here. Although it has worked for some, others simply had the same problem.
I’ve actually followed all procedures stated in the thread but none of those worked for me until I decided to contact Bluehost and from them I got the answer to my problem. I’ve encountered this error before but I simply forgot what I did.
For those who have encountered the error, this is how it would look like on your post editing screen.
As you can see, the TinyMCE or visual editor icons are missing or washed out which means you’ll be missing a lot of functionality on your post creation or editing work. At the same time, this hinders you as well from aesthetically rendering uploaded photos for attachment on your post.
If you’re using cPanel and is hosted by Bluehost, all you have to do is follow these simple steps.
1. On your cPanel, go to Security then choose HotLink Protection.
2. Configure HotLink Protection by typing all the URLs you’re allowing to have access.
HotLinking prevents other sites from directly linking to your image files to avoid bandwidth theft.
However, if you’re using frontpage extensions, do not use HotLink Protection because it will corrupt the frontpage extensions in your account.
Only the current list of URLs based on the image below will be added when you enable Hotlink Protection. Be sure to update HotLink Protection when you setup additional addon domains on your account.
The relationship of TinyMCE/visual editor for WordPress and HotLinking has something to do with the former protecting the images on your server while the latter doing the aesthetic favor on you being the content publisher.
Although in the past, there had been a lot of bugs reported on this given case, I’m not hundred percent making a guarantee that this trick works for everyone else but it sure does worth trying out.
If you ever find this trick helpful, consider spreading the word or leaving a comment. Thank you.
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