Fresh Install – Editor Unusable

While the purpose of this blog was not to deal with WordPress issues I ran into this one right away.

Installed two plugins: Yoast and Gutenberg editor. The Gutenberg editor only had 2 stars but I figured I’d give it a try to see if it was really a two star.

First page created fine (about) and I finally decided to write the first post.

WordPress 5.2.2 default editor error

The editor failed to load with an error bar that said the editor had failed and I could attempt to recover or copy the error which was this.

TypeError: Cannot read property ‘show_ui’ of undefined
at i (
at An.filter (
at Td (
at hi (
at Qg (
at Rg (
at Sc (
at Z (

Searching lead to a few results none of which was useful to me (Only solution was based on nginx I’m using apache).

I disabled the Gutenberg editor but the error remained.

Finally I installed the classic editor plugin and I was able to post.

From one of the nginx related issues


Looks like familiar issue on nginx server

Update Nginx try_files directive with following:

try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;

So now I am assuming I must have some change needed to my Apache rewrite but not sure what yet.

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