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WYSIWYG text widget

  1. mrs eaves
    Member

    the current text widget isn't very user friendly for clients who don't know html but want to update their site. It would be great to have a widget where they can make text changes and add links and images without worrying about code!

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  2. Rami Yushuvaev
    Member

    12345

    if it will be built-in wordpress core widget then i support the idea. i dont like when they say "use plugins".

    most of the people i know want to write, not to deal with plugins and other wordpress functions.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  3. SamanthaMiller
    Member

    I agree. I working on a landing page for a client and this text widget is driving me crazy. I want the widget easily available for the client to manipulate. I have been looking into trying to figure out how I can manipulate the widget. I am wondering if I should just outsource this part of the landing page to another company. I was wondering if any of you have seen exacttarget's landing pages and wanted to know if you thought it would be a good investment? Thanks!

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  4. HollyKNY
    Member

    12345

    I'll second this! My customers don't know HTML and don't want to know HTML, even when shown something simple like how to make text bold. One workaround is to format a sentence or link in a fake post or page, copy the code from the HTML tab, and then paste it into the Text widget, but that's kind of tedious. I usually install BlackStudioTinyMCE on customer sites as it pulls in the WYSIWYG editor on the sidebar, but it can act a little flukey and I like to limit the use of plug-ins.

    Hate to say it, but Blogger wins hands-down for this sort of functionality. My customers who have moved from Blogger to WordPress wonder where the various "gadget" options are (as Blogger calls them) that let them add links, code and formatted text in Blogger rather easily.

    Would LOVE to see this functionality added to the WP core software!

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  5. herbyderby
    Member

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    Agreed. Plugins get wonky, especially some that aren't coded well or may not play well with others!

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  6. In fact, there are many plugins can satisfy the issue..

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  7. brightweb1
    Member

    12345

    I agree with the suggestion. I'm sure would be a great implementation. Can you imagine doing an upload of an image? = D

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  8. flashbackmag
    Member

    Maybe this one can fit your needs: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/black-studio-tinymce-widget/

    Posted: 2 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory