I often have to set up blogs or use Word Press as a CMS . I have some preferential settings I like to use. One of them is to have the buttons for text editing available like using BOLD Underlined Text or Italicizing text.
I started writing these tutorials so that I would have a quick reference to re-setting up a blog and configuring a new one for WordPress. WordPress is a great platform but little items like this can make it a bit frustrating to use at times. There should probably be a more user friendly way of ticking this setting on but no such luck. My research has turned this up:
There is a setting under users on the WordPress Control panel. For version 2.9 it says: Your Profile
I clicked it. On the page a check box at the top by default was ticked that said disable the rich text editor. So I unchecked it and now all of the icons for rich text editing have reappeared.
I spent way too much time looking for this setting. I wont have to go far if I forget it the future.