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WYSIWYG toolbar completely missing.

Postby uklogistics » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:33 pm

Noticed today that in the admin area that when I go into Static content or anywhere else where is an editor that the toolbar for changing fonts, adding tables, etc etc is completely missing.

The Default editor is set to tinymce.

Can anyone advise what could be causing this issue, as spend 1hr trying to resolve.

Functionality is set to advanced.

Joomla! Version: Joomla! 1.0.13 Stable [ Sunglow ] 21 July 2007 16:00 UTC
Web Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0
Relevant PHP Settings:
Joomla! Register Globals Emulation: OFF
Register Globals: OFF
Magic Quotes: ON
Safe Mode: OFF
File Uploads: ON
Session auto start: OFF
Session save path: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\tmp
Short Open Tags: OFF
Output Buffering: OFF
Open basedir: none
Display Errors: OFF
XML enabled: Yes
Zlib enabled: Yes
Disabled Functions: none

Forgot to mention that site mambot TinyMCE WYSIWYG Editor is set to Published

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Re: WYSIWYG toolbar completely missing.

Postby uklogistics » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:46 am

Figured the issue out.

From admin area, Go to site , User manager , select administrator, then check User Editor to TinyMCE WYSIWYG.

For some reason the editor was no longer selected.

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Re: WYSIWYG toolbar completely missing.

Postby jimhoyle » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:49 am

So I had this problem, searched through the Internet for two days and now I found the solution for me. I'll post it here:

I did a template from zero, doing it as minimalistic as possible. Therefore I missed that I have to have <jdoc:include type="head" /> in the head part of the template's index.php. Otherwise any editor (such as TinyMCE) won't load up. Only html code would be shown.

Check out http://docs.joomla.org/Jdoc_statements

So that was it for me. And in order to make the component/editor layout a bit better for me, I added <div id="wrapper"> around my "component" in index.php and then I defined some css like this:

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#wrapper {
  background-color: #ffffff;
  margin-left: auto;
  margin-right: auto;
  padding: 9px;
  color: #333333;
  font-size: 0.8em;
  text-align: left;
  font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;

#wrapper a:link,
#wrapper a:visited

#wrapper a:hover,
#wrapper a:active,
#wrapper a:focus

#wrapper th a:hover,
#wrapper th a:active,
#wrapper th a:focus

.item-page {
    display: block;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding: 0 5px;

a.modal-button, .button2-left .blank a, .button2-left a, .button2-left div.readmore a {
    color: #666666;
    cursor: pointer;
    display: block;
    float: left;
    background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #EEEEEE;
    border: 1px solid #DDDDDD;
    font-weight: bold;
    line-height: 1.2em;
    margin: 10px 4px 0 !important;
    padding: 4px !important;
    text-decoration: none;

.button2-left a:hover {
   background: #7BA428;
   color: #ffffff;

.formelm label, .formelm-area label {
   vertical-align: top;
   padding-bottom: 10px;
   min-width: 132px;
   color: #888888;

.formelm-buttons {
   text-align: right;
   padding-bottom: 10px;

.edit form#adminForm fieldset {
    border: 1px solid #DDDDDD;
    margin: 10px 0 15px;
    padding: 20px 15px;

legend {
    font-weight: bold;
    padding: 3px 5px;

   border:solid 1px #333;

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