I was restructuring the modules directory (moving modules from /sites/all/modules/ to /sites/default/modules/) because we are adding a multi-site and do not want to share all the modules. After moving them I ran drush rr in the /sites/default/ directory and then drush cc all for good measure.

Everything went fine except that now on all of the content editor forms the rich text editors are all gone. I can click "switch to plain text editor" and it works fine, but CKEditor is now completely gone.

I tried doing drush pmu ckeditor and then drush en ckeditor -y and cleared cache again but for some reason the rich text editors still appear completely blank.

I checked the chrome inspector console for errors and found that the site is still looking in the /sites/all/ sub-directories for the module.

/sites/all/modules/custom/custom_cke_plugin/ckeditor/custom_cke_plugin/plugin.js?t=DAED Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found)

ckeditor.js?nviice:219 Uncaught [CKEDITOR.resourceManager.load] Resource name "nyuslink" was not found at "/sites/all/modules/custom/custom_cke_plugin/ckeditor/custom_cke_plugin/plugin.js?t=DAED".

Has anyone had issues with moving CKEditor module and found any resolution?

  • in Drupal admin CK editor settings u need to update the path, its probably still trying to read from sites/all. Sorry im on mobile, cant provide proper answer.
    – No Sssweat
    Sep 30, 2015 at 23:22
  • Are you using the WYSIQIG module + CKEditor library or are you using the CKEditor module (drupal.org/project/ckeditor)?
    – gerzenstl
    Sep 30, 2015 at 23:59
  • CKEditor module.
    – CR47
    Oct 1, 2015 at 14:14

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Go to yourwebsite.com/admin/config/content/ckeditor/editg

In there you probably need to change the path to ckeditor. As you can see from the screen shot the %m stands for /sites/all/modules/ckeditor

so you need to erase %m/ckeditor and instead put /sites/default/modules/ckeditor/ckeditor

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  • In addition to updating this I also had to update a feature which had configuration for a custom ckeditor plugin module I had built and forgotten about. The configuration still referred to sites/all/ instead of sites/default/.
    – CR47
    Oct 1, 2015 at 14:08

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