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Request: code formatting in post and page text tab (6 posts)

  1. darkan9el
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi, I wondered if anyone else has suggested code formatting in the text tab on the post and page edit area's.

    I think this would be a great feature and very helpful for editing the code displayed.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Have you looked at any of the plugins that simplify adding code to Pages or Posts?

  3. darkan9el
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi esmi, no not yet I had thought that someone would maybe create a plugin or even an addon to tinymce to format the code using colours like in bbedit and the like and to create indented code but I can't find a plugin that does this.

    I find the html code in the text tab very awkward to read, being a jumble of plain text with no formatting.

    What started this off was a post I have where a heading keeps sticking to the side of an image instead of sitting nicely below, looking at the code under the text tab is a mess and makes it very hard to edit cleanly. Also, what you see in a post isn't always what you see when editing e.g. the width of the post edit screen doesn't reflect the website width, shame tinymce doesn't have a dropdown with preset widths for the edit area that you can customise to suit your needs.

    I so wish I could code so I could write this sort of thing myself but my brain just isn't wired that way. Ask me to design something and I'm on it like a rugby scrum lol!

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Try http://directory.codepoet.com/ or http://jobs.wordpress.net/ if you are looking for custom plugin development. This forum is for requests & feedback relating to WordPress core.

  5. darkan9el
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Actually that was the idea, to request that code in the edit text tab be formatted, or that an option to enable that be present within wordpress core.

    I just ran with the idea that a plugin may have existed.

  6. darkan9el
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Here is a mockup of what I mean: Click here

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