Have you recently upgraded to the latest version of WordPress? Since the upgrade, is the WordPress Kitchen Sink/TinyMCE editor missing? Don’t panic, we have a simple tutorial for you to follow in order to restore your kitchen sink toolbar back to normal.
How could a WordPress upgrade cause such a headache?
Well, whenever you manually or automatically upgrade your version of WordPress, several critical files and folders are also overwritten with updated and more secure permissions. The default file permissions are usually too restrictive, hence disabling the TinyMCE editor menu when attempting to write a post.
Not to worry, we got your back. Follow the instructions below to restore your WordPress Kitchen Sink.
Advanced WordPress Users: Login to your website via FTP and update the permissions for the wp-includes folder. The permissions must be set to 755 on the wp-includes folder and all recursive directories (all files and folders within the wp-includes directory).
Step by step solution.
1. FTP into your website via FileZilla or alternate FTP program.
2. Navigate to the location of your wp-includes folder
3. Right-click the wp-includes folder and select –> File permissions
4. In the Numeric Value field, enter 755
5. Select the Recurse into subdirectories checkbox
6. Click [OK] to update the permissions on the wp-includes directory and all subdirectories to 755 ( rwx — r-x –r-x )
7. Verify all subdirectories and files within the wp-includes folder have been updated to the following permissions – 755 ( rwx — r-x — r-x )
8. Refresh your WordPress dashboard and you should see the Kitchen sink/ TinyMCE advanced editor toolbar items available.
Any issues? Post your questions below.