Earlier today, I tried to write a new post but I couldn’t see the text that I was typing into the post box on the WordPress (WP) admin panel. I tried using HTML view, but the text was also invisible. However, when I highlighted the post box, I could see the text. I wasn’t sure what was causing it.
Anyway, I thought I’d try to disable all my WP plugins to check if the issue will go away. If you want to disable all your plugins, just do the following:
- Go to the Plugins page.
- Click the All link under Manage Plugins.
- Select the check box before the Plugins heading.
- In the Bulk Actions drop-down menu, select Deactivate.
- Click Apply.
I did that and the problem indeed was resolved. The next step was to identify which specific plugin was causing it. This was a trial-and-error process — I had to enable the plugins one by one on one tab, and then check on another tab if the text in my WordPress draft post was still visible. Of course, I had to refresh the tab with the draft post every time I disable a plugin.
I’m using 16 WP plugins on Metahead.com. After disabling about half of them, my draft post became invisible. And that’s how I caught the culprit. I disabled the offending plugin, and my WordPress world returned to normal.
It appears that this issue could occur with a number of plugins. In the WordPress that I mentioned, the thread starter mentioned that it was the ‘Default Post Content’ plugin that was causing the issue. It was a different plugin in my case, so the only way to catch the plugin that is causing the issue is to perform the trial-and-error process I described above.
Did this post help you? If it did and you’re able to figure out which plugin caused the issue on your blog, please leave a message below with the name of the offending plugin to help other bloggers who are experiencing the same issue.