You are about to edit a WordPress post when you get “The editor has encountered an unexpected error”.
This is frustrating especially when you need to quickly edit a post after publishing it, especially to correct a glaring typo or grammatical mistake.
Unexpected Error Options
You’re given three options –
Attempt Recovery, Copy Post Text and Copy Error.
If after trying any of them without any success, you can use the following fix.
The fix involves removing a particular plug-in.
Let’s go ahead and do it
Step 1 – Go to Your Plugins section
Head to the Plugins section on your WordPress Dashboard.
Then choose Installed Plugins.
Step 2 – Look for the Jetpack Plugin
In the Plugin section search bar, look for Jetpack.
Step 3- Deactivate the Plugin
Once you’ve located the Jetpack Plugin, click on Deactivate.
Now go back and try to edit the post again.
If the same error message returns, try the fix below.
Clear Your Browser Cache
If you’re using Chrome, click on the three vertical dots in the top right-hand corner.
Then choose More tools and then Clear browsing data.
When the Clear browsing data window opens, click on Clear data.
Then close your browser and then relaunch it.
You should now be able to edit your post.
If this fix doesn’t work, try deactivating your plugins one by one and then open your editor.
If you have WooCommerce try deactivating it first before you go to others.
The above fix should take care of the “The editor has encountered an unexpected error” in WordPress.