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Choose a better WYSIWYG editor

  1. Speedboxer
    Member

    12345

    How about an editor that doesn't add mce_href="" to the code I'm trying to display publicly. Oh, and one that doesn't make an a href have /wp-admin/ in the href. :P Or just fix up TinyMCE a bit...

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. foolswisdom
    Staff

    12345

    Speedboxer, can you report detailed bugs describing those problem?

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. nextwave
    Member

    Found an easter egg feature in WordPress that allows extra functionality- but you can't turn it on by default:
    http://blogosopher.com/?p=216
    Adds undo and redo back to the editor in 2.1, gives you the ability to import Microsoft word files, or clean text, apply style tags, underline text, alighn full,Font color, clean up messy code- and even look for and insert odd characters.
    It can also apply "Address" tags- and others.
    Very handy- but, finding it was purely accidental.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. GinnyRED57
    Member

    After being seduced by the advanced toolbar, I had to disable the rich text editor and go back to Wysi-Wordpress, because the way TinyMCE is configured, it deletes DIVs and converts them to P tags. This breaks my stylesheet. I spent a couple of hours putting all my DIV tags back on a post with dozens of photos that depend on wrapped DIVs for a drop-shadow effect. I tried to apply various "fixes" found here and there to make WordPress' TinyMCE Rich Text Editor work for me rather than against me. It was only partly successful.

    Nice try, no cigar. Rats.

    If you:

    • included the full-bore TinyMCE and a configuration screen where allowed HTML tags could be easily specified
    • fixed the standard toolbar so that the toggle button for viewing the advanced toolbar(s) is not hidden on the advanced toolbar
    • added the ability to do a one-button toggle from Rich Text Editor to Quicktags and back
    • and made sure the Code button led to an honest-to-God HTML edit interface and not something with some characters hidden or deleted at the whim of the editor
    • added a really robust image-uploading interface (I currently use Per Soderlind's Image Manager)

    ...then you'd have something worth playing around with.

    WYSI-Wordpress is pretty good, but it doesn't have a MORE button, and the plugin owner isn't very responsive to dozens of requests for improvements.

    More and more, I find myself using ecto. It has built-in support for Flickr, Amazon, and now YouTube. The only thing it doesn't do is pretty colors with a button click, but they can be pre-loaded as snippets of HTML code.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. Luggruff
    Blocked

    FCK editor is the whorst fucking editor I've ever come across! (talk about tons of markups that fucks up your posting??).

    The editor vBulletin uses on the other hand *kiss* (never remembers the name!)

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  6. dms
    Member

    12345

    I came across this WYSIWYG editor review

    http://www.standards-schmandards.com/2007/wysiwyg-editor-test-2/

    Hope it helps.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  7. From my experience:
    1. TinyMCE is one of the lightest and better configurable WYSIWYG editors. If it oculd bake dead simple adding a single button will be great.
    2. TinyMCE should implement a single-image-all-icons to speed up the loadtime.
    3. TinyMCE version in WP is dumbed down (it's ok) but there should be an option. For example I re-added the h1, h2, h3 tags since they're useful and semantically correct.
    4. TinyMCE version in WP should be configured to a different code-cleanup policy, since this is the biggest issue I read around.

    So: I think that TinyMCE is good, but should be improved and with some more configuration details. :)

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  8. v_r_boy
    Member

    12345

    let us choose editor and install
    at least let me choose full feature option

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  9. lelion
    Member

    I use WP 2.2. I had to insert a DIV, which wrapped some floated styled thumbnails.

    No way.

    DIV tag became P tag. I tried 100 times.

    Finally had to disable WYSIWIG editor. After that I was able to insert my DIV.

    So...

    I think things can be improved:)

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  10. jonlink
    Member

    I've search the forums over at the TinyMCE website and I don't think TinyMCE is willing to fix things like outputting valid XHTML. That's why xstandard seems so nice, even though it isn't open source.

    The problem with using TinyMCE is when it does bad things (like using the "align" attribute) all we can do is hack it, and hacks eventually break. In order for WordPress to be forward looking it needs an editor the outputs xhtml. It seems to me that building something that does that first is the best way forward— bells and whistles can come along afterwards. An editor without the ability to output valid code is a waste of everyone's time.

    Posted: 7 years ago #

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