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Just Writing

Adds buttons and features to the Distraction Free Writing Mode for all kinds of extra functions.


  • Release date: July 4, 2016
  • Added text domain for translation support.
  • Added support for WordPress 4.5.
  • Fixed broken link button, thanks barbosalm!


  • Release date: September 18, 2015
  • Added Writing button to the text mode post/page editor.
  • Update utility class.
  • Updated the settings page, adding tabs and better about format.
  • Fixed some WP_DEBUG warnings.


  • Release date: August 11, 2015
  • Update to support WordPress 4.3.


  • Release date: January 28, 2015
  • Update utility class to avoid re-declaration errors.


  • Release date: January 22, 2015
  • Fixed an incorrect JavaScript function definition that broke IE.


  • Release date: January 22, 2015
  • Added meta data editing is now supported in Writing mode.
  • Fixed toolbar resizing would sometimes be incorrect due to the browser lagging behind showing various UI objects.
  • Updated preview button to check for modifications and notify the user before opening the preview window.


  • Release date: January 6, 2015
  • Beta support for WordPress 4.1
  • Fixed bug with Firefox that would not dismiss the JavaScript popup correctly.


  • Release date: December 17, 2014
  • Major restructuring to better support multiple WordPress versions.
  • Unified user options in to a single array instead of many individual settings in the database.


  • Release date: October 29, 2014
  • Added browser full screen option.
  • Added css to move the spinner/saved/error messages when saving in full screen outside of the toolbar to a positional span under the buttons.
  • Updated profile screen to only display options if the user has edit_pages or edit_posts capability.



  • Release date: July 28, 2014
  • Added full justification button.
  • Fixed behaviour of center justificaiton button.


  • Release date: June 27, 2014
  • Fixed javascript popup menus not showing up on posts that were longer then the display size.


  • Release date: May 27, 2014
  • Fixed insert media button in WP3.9


  • Release date: May 25, 2014
  • Fixed special characters and paste as text buttons in WP3.9
  • Removed paste as word in WP3.9


  • Release date: April 21, 2014
  • Added link to user profile page in the Just Writing settings page.
  • About page cleanup and additional translation strings.
  • Fix to remove new 'cover' background-size setting in default icon settings in WP3.9.


  • Release date: February 17, 2014
  • Minor WordPress and PHP notices clean up when in debug mode, thanks Dave Warfel.
  • Major overhaul of code to support upcoming WordPress 3.9 release with TinyMCE 4.0. WP3.9 support should be considered beta at this time.
  • Fixed a bug where centring the toolbar would fail if there was very little space left between the toolbar and the save/preview/exit buttons.
  • Fixed incorrect description of Paste as Word button.


  • Release date: December 22, 2013
  • Fixed quick settings area being displayed when Just Writing has been disabled.
  • Tested with WordPress 3.8.


  • Release date: December 1, 2013
  • Bug fix for when JavaScript popups were selected but the associated button was not selected to be added to the toolbar.
  • Added some descriptive text to the quick settings options.


  • Release date: November 30, 2013
  • Added JavaScript Font/Size/Style selectors
  • Added "out of bounds" click detection to the JavaScript popups
  • Fixed issue with the JavaScript color selector and IE losing the selection when clicking a color.
  • Updated the profile page to support "quick" settings.


  • Release date: November 19, 2013
  • Added permissions check to the uninstall code.


  • Release date: November 17, 2013
  • Fixed several bugs with the new JavaScript color pickers staying on screen when they shouldn't.


  • Release date: November 17, 2013
  • Added JavaScript color pickers for font color and background color.
  • Added option to disable JavaScript color pickers (they may not work in some browsers).
  • Collapsed the user options and button options by default to make the user preferences screen cleaner.


  • Release date: November 12, 2013
  • Fixed issue with Chrome not centering the toolbar correctly
  • Prettied up the font/color listboxes. Only works on some browsers.


  • Release date: November 11, 2013
  • Fixed a bug in the DFW link code which ALWAYS included the linked regardless of the user preference setting.


  • Release date: November 11, 2013
  • Fixed a bug between the center toolbar and autoload code.
  • Added option to add a DFW link to the post and pages list.


  • Release date: November 11, 2013
  • Added option to center the toolbar on screen.


  • Release date: November 4, 2013
  • Added Font, Font Size, Font Color and Background Color selector options


  • Release date: November 4, 2013
  • Fixed issue with auto load of DFW being triggered every time a post was updated or published
  • Fixed issue with new installs, users would get a blank screen if they did not save their profile settings before editing a post


  • Release date: October 31, 2013
  • Add support for visual separators between button groups
  • Modularized the code as the primary PHP file was getting large
  • Added support for translation of the 'Exit' button


  • Release date: October 30, 2013
  • Added Cut/Copy/Paste buttons
  • Cleaned up the preferences screen
  • Added 'Select Defaults' to the preferences screen


  • Release date: October 29, 2013
  • Fixed missing css file that caused the P, H1-H6, etc. buttons to not display an image
  • Added Superscript and Subscript buttons


  • Release date: October 28, 2013
  • Added support for Right-to-Left languages


  • Release date: October 27, 2013
  • Added option to use a listbox instead of individual buttons
  • Fixed bug in border option selector which would not allow you to save the hide option


  • Release date: October 26, 2013
  • Added rate and review reminder in the user profile page
  • Added reminder to make sure the Visual Editor is enabled in the user profile page
  • Added option to start in DFW for new posts
  • Added option to start in DFW when editing posts
  • Added 'lighter' border option for title/body area
  • Cleaned up the De/Select All code in the user profile page, should work with all browsers now


  • Release date: October 26, 2013
  • Minor readme.txt updates.
  • Added option to disable editor mode bar.
  • Added brief description to the plugin in the user option panel.
  • Added code to hide the options list in the user panel when disabled.


  • Release date: October 25, 2013
  • Minor bug fix, if a user for the first time went to their user preferences before editing a post the defaults would not be set.


  • Release date: October 25, 2013
  • Added options to remove the fade effect, hide the border, word count and preview button.


  • Release date: October 23, 2013
  • Released on WordPress.org


  • Release date: Never released
  • Re-ordered buttons.
  • Allow disabling of default buttons.


  • Release date: Never released
  • Added user preferences.


  • Release date: Never released
  • Initial release.

Requires: 3.5.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.2
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


5 out of 5 stars


2 of 2 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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