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[resolved] True WYSIWYG (7 posts)

  1. bbhank
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Need true WYSIWYG editor, not some plug in that offers any less. Editor needs to show whole page as it actually appears, which is the nature of WYSIWYG editing, and allow editing there freely. Have downloaded every editor that claimed to be a WYSIWYG editor and not one of them actually is.

  2. There isn't one that is perfect, however you CAN make your editor look like the page on your site.

    http://azaozz.wordpress.com/2010/01/02/can-themes-style-the-visual-editor/

  3. bbhank
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Trying to get away from code writing. Not a programmer. This link does not connect to an installer but to a bunch of code gobbledygook. Maybe no editors are perfect but there's got to be something better than this.

  4. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This link does not connect to an installer but to a bunch of code gobbledygook

    So just to be clear, you want something to install on your computer to use as a WYSIWYG desktop publishing client for WordPress, is that correct?

    Have you tried windows live writer? http://explore.live.com/windows-live-writer?os=other

    More suggestions listed here for both windows and non-windows OS's: Weblog Client

  5. bbhank
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you.
    That is correct.
    Tried all that were not demos. None are true WYSIWYG programs. The nearest to it so far is Windows Live Writer and it still does not show the entire page and allow editing or selecting what i want to edit from there. Also none seem to be able to set up custom menus well if at all. Both WYSIWYG and custom menuing are must-haves.

  6. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Also none seem to be able to set up custom menus well if at all. Both WYSIWYG and custom menuing are must-haves.

    My understanding is that you might be able to import your WordPress theme right into Windows Live Writer, thus replicating the visual aspects of your layout, but it's not for design purposes.

    Custom menuing? Site development/design and writing content for your blog might be two very different things. I think generally speaking, desktop clients are for blogging, not for creating and applying design elements. The Visual and HTML editors in WordPress are for placing content on your site, not for site design. I'm getting the feeling that when you say "WYSIWYG" editor, you might be referring to website creation tools rather than content creation tools.

  7. bbhank
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The imported data into Live Writer was less flexible than the original in WordPress.
    When I say "WYSIWYG" editor I am referring content creation tools as well as website creation tools. The project I am working on requires both in the same package or a suite that can show design as well as content edits on the same page as it will look on the web. WordPress is best for the back end but the horrendous front end with its inability to easily make and show these design changes, so far, has made the program useless for this project.

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