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Text area/existing text not showing

Summary by DuncanCrane

Fix added to master branch

Tommyheyser (talkcontribs)

I've just installed the extension and added the patch for WikiEditorHooks.php. The wiki is still new and doesn't have much content so on most pages with existing text, TinyMCE and rich text are showing up fine. On at least one page though, which has a Heading 2 text and some normal text, TinyMCE shows up but the text entry area is blank. I can enter text, but whatever I typed doesn't get added to the page.

Not sure if it's relevant, but I'm running MW 1.31.1 with SMW 3.0.0, on IIS 8.5 running on Windows Server 2012 R2. I'm accessing the wiki via Chrome 70 on macOS 10.14.1.

DuncanCrane (talkcontribs)

Hi Tommy

Apologies for the delay replying, this page somehow dropped off my watchlist. Would it be possible to copy the wikitext from the page (using the standard editor) and pasting it here as I've not been able to reproduce the problem.

Many thanks, Duncan DuncanCrane (talk) 16:38, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Jack.f.13 (talkcontribs)


I would like to add that I am also having this same issue. Fresh install of Mediawiki using XAMPP and freshly installed TinyMCE but whenever I attempt to edit a page after creation, nothing appears in the text entry field. If I hit preview post, changes aren't shown and trying to view the code in the source code section >< nothing appears there either. I can normally create pages fine using TinyMCE but editing is where the issue lies.

Jack.f.13 (talkcontribs)

I would like to add, I managed to resolve this issue by rolling back and using the last release version (not current) seems to be a bug with the latest version

Julz711 (talkcontribs)


I am having the same issue. I tested which text would make the editor window appear blank. For me it happend only when the last thing was a headline, not followed by standard paragraph text. E.g. if a source code of a page only contains


the editor window would be blank. If it contains


everything would work just fine. I hope this helps.

DuncanCrane (talkcontribs)

Hi Julz, Jack and Tommy I tried the content suggested by Julz and couldn't reproduce the error. I think I may have resolved this when fixing another problem, but if you still find you get the same thing, please let me know. Thank you all for trying this extension. DuncanCrane (talk) 08:56, 20 June 2019 (UTC)