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Rich Widget


This plugin creates a “Rich Text Editor” widget that allows you to edit sidebar content via a rich text editor (FCKEditor). The editor is displayed in a DHTML window so you are not limited to a small space.

Our main purpose for this plugin was to create an intuitive interface for clients that do not know HTML, and are used to a WYSIWYG interface. it would have been nice to include the standard WordPress editor, but we had some technical difficulties and opted for the still-free and open-source FCKEditor.

Requires PHP5 and is not tested on Windows.


  • Rich editor interface when opened.


Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

You will also need to create a folder /wp-content/uploads/rich-widget/ to be used for image uploading in the editor, and give it write permissions. Otherwise you will receive a JavaScript alert when trying to upload an image or file.

Contributors & Developers

“Rich Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Bug fix for WP installs not under site root (i.e.


Replaced textarea with preview html so you can see your edits before saving them.


Minor bug fixes.


Updated configuration file so installation is one-click (no need to modify any files).