Page not loading properly and display text only [4 easy solutions]

Fix the issue of your chrome or Mozilla Firefox showing only plain text page not loading properly. The error happens due to AdBlockers or browser extensions.

Do the website loading text only in your Chrome? Do web pages displaying text only while accessing online? Facing an issue with plain text only? Why some websites showing text? or page not loading at all?

If you’ve encountered with the loading issue of web page or website in your browsers like Chrome, Firefox or Opera on your PC or Mac then you’re at right place. Today I’m going to share a couple of solutions and a definite fix for website appearing as text only.

The problem which we generally encounter is the page not loading properly and shows only plain text with a white background without any image, graphics or colors.

The websites loading text only issue generally occurs due to some extensions/add-ons installed in your browser. The displaying text only problem may also occur when the page asks for some JavaScripts which your browsers may be blocking due to unsecured content leading to a page not loading properly. So below are a few working solutions to fix the text loading issue:

How to fix web page showing text only on your browser?

Page not loading only text Adblock error

Solution 1: Clearing Host blocking firewall

There are chances that your firewall is actually blocking the content that web page is requesting. If any network administrator has blocked particular sites, that will eventually lead to errors. The below steps are for Windows PC users only:

  1. Go to Start, click on Computer
  2. Here open C:\\ Drive > Windows folder
  3. Look for System32 and open the folder
  4. Now look for the folder named drivers
  5. Here open folder etc
  6. Under folder etc click on hosts and open the file using any text editor like notepad
  7. Now clear any URL servers in the file and simply save the file
  8. Reload your page the problem and will be fixed

Note: please try this very carefully, since editing host file can also terminate your internet access on your system.

If there are no blocking URLs in your host file, skip to next solution.

Solution 2: Hard Refresh the Browser

This is a very basic and most common solution available online. All you need to hit Hard-Refresh in your browser so that new files are loaded from the website instead of the browser cache.

  • For MAC user: Cmd+Shift+R
  • For Windows User: Ctrl+F5

The hard refresh will try to fetch the new files from the website server instead of locally stored in the cache. This will eliminate the content issue and load fresh elements are not available in browser storage.

Solution 3: Deal with AdBlock Extensions or Add-Ons

As I said the browser extensions can many times interfere with page layout due given its working structure. The error generally occurs in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or for such instance in any other browser which allows browser extensions and add-ons.

Many times the main culprit is Adblocker extensions like AdBlock Plus, AdBlock, AdGaurd, Ghostery etc.

  1. For Google Chrome, go to settings of your Browser and under extensions look for Adblock extension and uninstall or remove any existing adblocker
  2. Once deleted or removed, close all the tabs and reopen the chrome browser program
  3. Open the browser and again install the Adblock extensions, if required
  4. The page should now load properly

Same applies for Mozilla, you can delete the add-on and re-install it.

If the issue still persists, the pause the AdBlocker for the time being and start browsing without text loading issue.

I recently had the problem when I trying to access Flipkart.com, and after checking the browser console error I got to know that Ghostery extension was creating an issue with proper loading.

Solution 4: Reset Browser Settings and Clear Browsing Data

Follow below guide for Google Chrome browser or Firefox browser, however, the steps may differ.

1. Click on the upper right of the browser toolbar.
2. Click More tools.
3. Click Clear browsing data.
4. Place a select in the following checkboxes: Browsing history. Download history. Cookies and other site and plug-in data.
5. Select the beginning of time from the drop-down menu.
6. Click Clear browsing data.

Note: Clear browsing data will actually remove locally stored cache and cookies. Hence, you may need to re-login into all the website, however, the passwords and auto-form will stay in-tact.

Web page loading text only: troubleshoot demo video

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Tech solutions for web page not loading properly but display text or whitespace

What resolved your problem with text display?

The main culprit in my case was the Adblocking extension that was installed on Chrome browser. I temporarily deactivated the AdBlocker and refreshed the page. The content started displaying correctly without any issue.

If you have any other problem or still facing issues with the browser. Do comment below for assistance and suggestions, happy to help.

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14 Responses

  1. John Greydanus says:

    I think you are missing a step in Solution 1 – after C: Drive, there should be Windows folder, then System32 as seen elsewhere. Anyway, that is not working, and I can’t find any Ad Blocking. The clearing of cache didn’t do it either so I’m really stuck now.

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Hi John, thanks for suggesting the correction and sorry to know that solution didn’t work.

      Can you try ‘hard refresh’?

      Windows: Ctrl + F5
      Mac OS: Cmd + R

      Let me know if this resolves your error. Thank you again!

  2. John Greydanus says:

    Hello,
    No, Ctrl + F5 does not fix it. I have used just F5 previously or Ctrl + R but nothing. Strange thing is, even on the iPad, the forum does not load properly. It is forexfactory.com if you want to check it.
    I have cleared cache 3 or 4 times, getting tired of logging into all these sites, hard to remember all passwords. I have checked Chrome settings (ads, images) reloaded Chrome, restarted computer, really don’t know what happened.
    With EDGE browser the same, so I’m thinking it’s not me? But I don’t see any complains on that forum by anyone about display issues, it’s a mystery to me.
    Thanks

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Hello John, thanks for checking back. I tried loading the mentioned website, didn’t encounter any issue. The site is loading fully without issue, even console didn’t throw any blocking problem. Not sure if this is something problem with your ISP or system since you’ve already tried on a different browser.

      Can you check your Browser Console to find out if any website element is blocked?

      Chrome Browser: Hit on Options (three vertical dots) > More Tools > Developer tools.

      This should popup a developer window within the Chrome browser, just switch to the ‘Console’ tab and reload the website.

      Forex Factory Console

      Go through the console records to find any missing or blocking elements. If any of your browser or system firewall is blocking the elements, fixing that will automatically resolve the issue.

      Let me know how this goes. Thank you!

  3. John Greydanus says:

    Another thing, is the heading really correct for Solution 1? When I Google that, this is the top answer:

    Google Chrome
    1. Click on the upper right of the browser toolbar.
    2. Click More tools.
    3. Click Clear browsing data.
    4. Place a checkmark in the following boxes: Browsing history. Download history. Cookies and other site and plug-in data. …
    5. Select the beginning of time from the drop down menu.
    6. Click Clear browsing data.

    • Kushal Azza says:

      You’re wonderful, John!

      The mentioned is actually solution #3. Making the changes in #1 title and also solution #3 entry right away.

  4. Erebus says:

    Wow, some other members of trading group also report same problem, so not just me, it must be the website; I did see where they had a Maintenance note last week, must have made a real mess of it, ha ha ha

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Aaha, that’s the problem everyone is facing on the website. Thanks, Erebus for the update!

  5. Erebus says:

    No worries, here is the confirmation from above!

    Hi Erebus,

    I am responding to the post you made here. We regret any inconvenience! We made some updates to the site on Friday, which obviously resulted in some issues.

    We’ve ironed them out, but you will have to conduct a “hard refresh” (Ctrl+F5) on the site.

    This should iron out any issues you are experiencing at the moment. If the issues still persist, please contact me via email with a screenshot and we’ll get you squared away!

    Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you!

    Cheers and trade well,

    Admin

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Thank you again, Erebus for updating here!

      Seems like they have fixed the issue, and of course, you’d need to hit “hard refresh” to make sure the server files are loading from the website instead of the browser cache.

      Cheers!

  6. Kushal Azza says:

    Hello Everyone! Just an update here, I published a video on this solution. Hope you’ll find this helpful.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWJfB9zbXgw

    Please do visit my YouTube channel and subscribe to it. Thank you! – restoreb.in/youtube

  7. Mike says:

    The extension in Chrome called Privacy Badger ended up being the culprit for me. When I disabled it for the websites that were showing up in plain text, it ended up displaying the website properly.

  8. Kendra says:

    I tried everything i saw on here and it still wont work, the website still appears in text.
    What should i do?

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