WordPress Visual Editor Not Working?

by Andrew Kapral on January 15, 2013

I was working on a client site earlier today and needed to make a few changes, but when I clicked on the “Visual” tab in the editor WordPress acted as if nothing had happened.

Googling the issue led to a variety of solutions, the most common listed below:

    1. Try to enable a default theme like Twenty Eleven or Twenty Twelve to quickly rule out any theme-specific issues
    2. Disable all plugins to rule out any conflicting PHP issues
    3. Try a different browser and/or computer to rule out caching problems

After the above suggested solutions didn’t work, I found a great post in the WordPress Forums which put the problem to rest.

  1. Navigate via FTP or CPanel to your root WordPress installation
  2. Open wp-config.php (for best practice, be sure to create a backup!)
  3. In Notepad or my personal favorite Notepad++, press CTRL+F and search for /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
  4. Copy and paste the following code directly above the “That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging.” line:
    define('CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS', false);

This fix worked flawlessly for myself, I hope I was able to help a few of you out who were stuck like me!

Bing is Making Moves

by Andrew Kapral on June 30, 2012

Microsoft’s negative $5.5-billion-and-counting search engine has come a long way since its initial implementation in 2009, more than doubling its initial market share of 8.4%. The problem is that market share has not been chipped away from Google.

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Image courtesy of Microsoft and CNN

Now with the recent implementation of Bing Webmaster Tools and the brand new Disavow Links tool, Bing is really shaping up to take things to the next level with their engine. Google has been frustrating webmasters everywhere with Panda and Penguin, and now with the possibility of negative SEO on many minds a way to ask search engines to ignore ‘bad’ links is necessary.

I believe this move is meant to show consumers that Bing is more agile than Google and listens to consumers, with the obvious long term goal of increasing the Bing user base while at the same time lowering that of Google. Bing has also integrated many social signals directly into its search result pages, and forged numerous partnerships to deliver a better overall search experience. The coming months should be interesting to see how the search engines evolve, but I feel that Bing is definitely on the right track to become a true competitor to Google.

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