I recently upgraded one of my WordPress sites to version 3.3.1 and immediately discovered a problem with the update.
The “link” button inside my WordPress editor did not work.
When I would highlight my text that I wanted to add a hyperlink to, nothing happened.
This was aggravating to say the least.
I found a solution to the problem and maybe this will help you also in case you find your WordPress editor not working properly after an upgrade.
Honestly, I’m not exactly sure which step fixed the problem of my link button not working in the editor so I recommend that you try what I did.
You can try these steps in no particular order to see what works for you.
I don’t think there is a right way or wrong way.
Go to your WordPress dashboard and click “updates.”
Re-install your version of WordPress. It only takes a few moments.
Now, go to a “new post” and check to see if the link button will work now.
If it works, you are done. If not, keep going.
In my case, I’m using the Google Chrome Browser. I want you to clear your browser of cookies and browsing history.
This next step may get rid of junk and bad code residing inside your browser which may be causing the problem.
- In Chrome, at the top right, click the wrench icon.
- Next, go to “under the hood.” Click, “clear browsing data.”
- Check “empty the cache” and “delete cookies.”
- Select “from the beginning of time.”
Once that is complete. It would be a good idea to log out of WordPress and log back in.
Go back to your WordPress dashboard and go to a new post to test the link button.
I have a sneaky suspicion that it will work for you now.