A WordPress plugin which swaps out the textarea used for excerpts with a TinyMCE editor instance.
The Plugin uses the wp_editor function to generate a rich text editor for page/post excerpts, so will only work in WordPress 3.3 or greater.
The plugin utilises three action hooks:
Note: the new editing box can either be placed in a sortable, draggable box or in a static position on the editing screen. By default, the former is used, but if you experience problems, try switching to the static approach. The issue with using TinyMCE in sortables is documented here:
The editing box for excerpts uses wp_editor to create a rich text editor. You can set the options for the rich text editor in the plugin options page (in the WordPress Settings menu).
The plugin also contains two filters which act on the "teeny" MCE editor instance which is used by default. The plugins and buttons used by the minimal editor can also be customised on the plugin options page.