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Why did WordPress remove Tinymce (10 posts)

  1. DustyParnell
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why did WordPress remove Tinymce and go with a blank editor?

  2. WP Sites - Brad Dalton
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    To make it less cluttered.

    You can install the hidden buttons using this code http://codex.wordpress.org/TinyMCE_Custom_Buttons#Enabling_hidden_MCE_buttons

    or you can install the font styles and sizes using this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fonts/

  3. DustyParnell
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This seems rather silly to me. I mean which is worse? A cluttered looking editor where you could a least make a word bold, add a list and an image or an uncluttered editor where you can't do these things?

    So I guess making the words on the editor white to match the white background color of the editor was to keep in step with WordPress's desire to maintain that uncluttered look also.

    I think I'll just go back to 3.4.1 where things made a little more sense.

  4. WP Sites - Brad Dalton
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    3.5 hasn't changed except of the media options.

    Don't you have any buttons in your editor?

  5. DustyParnell
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, not a one and the text is also white. You can see the words of the sample page (editing) if you highlight them with your mouse.

  6. DustyParnell
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In many cases you cannot download the WordPress zip file and then upload it to a web server because it is too big. It has to be opened and the folders and sub-folders compressed into smaller files and then uploaded. Neither the Windows 7 zip program or 7 zip is able to zip some of the files in WordPress for some reason. Many files are omitted in the compression process.

    WordPress laid a bad egg with 3.5.

  7. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It has to be opened and the folders and sub-folders compressed into smaller files and then uploaded

    That would be the normal way of uploading any set of files & folders.

  8. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, not a one and the text is also white. You can see the words of the sample page (editing) if you highlight them with your mouse.

    This is not an indication of a bad upload, but more generally an indication that your javascript isn't working properly. TinyMCE is still included in WordPress 3.5.

    Try reading through the master list. You may have an incompatible plugin or theme.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/troubleshooting-wordpress-35-master-list?replies=4

  9. DustyParnell
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The problem was that the Windows 7 zip program and 7 zip will not compress some of the files in WordPress 3.5 - many of the .js files in fact. I did not have this problem with 3.4.1 which was the last WordPress version I installed before this one.

    WordPress is too gigantic a program. Too gigantic to be uploading file by file.

    I generally try to discourage my clients from using WordPress because I feel it's too big and complicated. Plus a new version comes out every two weeks it seems, and you're nagged to no end until you upgrade. One could literally spend more time upgrading than blogging. If it were just to plug security holes then a small simple patch would suffice instead of having to re-install the entire program.

    I realize that my opinion means nothing, but WordPress would do well to have a much smaller, lighter version with fewer features perhaps that non-full-time-bloggers could use.

  10. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, first, there's nothing special about the files, and any ZIP program can compress them just fine. 7Zip on Windows has no problems for me.

    But the real question is why are you trying to recompress the files? The WordPress ZIP file is only about 5 MB or so, and it can be uploaded directly to a web host and decompressed there, if you so choose. Even uploading the individual files directly is relatively quick.

    Download FileZilla and learn to use it for this sort of thing. That is, if you have to manually upgrade at all in the first place. On most hosts, the one-click automatic upgrade works just fine and you don't have to download any files whatsoever.

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