This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

TinyMCE Excerpt

Description

This is a simple plugin that enables rich text editing on the excerpt field.

If you have any plugins installed which alter TinyMCE, e.g. to add additional
buttons, they will also be applied to the excerpt editor.

Any issues: contact me.

Known issues / bugs

Please report any issues that you find.

  • In WordPress versions prior to WordPress 2.5, when you click the “advanced toolbar” button, the advanced toolbar shows up on the
    Content, rather than the excerpt. Reported by Jorge Villalobos
  • You can’t send images to the excerpt editor from the edit page file browser;
    you have to send them to the main editor, then copy and paste.
  • To show the excerpt you have to use a template which uses
    the_excerpt, rather
    than the_content.

Requests

I’m simply noting requests here, I’ve not necessarily looked into how possible any of these are or how much effort they might require.

  • It would be great if you could switch between TinyMCE and Quicktags as the content does. Requested by Jorge Villalobos

Screenshots

  • WordPress 2.5: Showing the TinyMCE Editor on the optional excerpt field, ready for editing.
  • Pre WordPress 2.5: Showing the TinyMCE Editor on the optional excerpt field, ready for editing.

Changelog

v1.32 2010/04/30

  • Bug fixes from Eric Zhang (thanks!)
  • Should now be compatible with Google’s (Living Stories kit for WordPress)[http://code.google.com/p/living-stories/wiki/WordpressInstallation]

v1.31 2010/05/07

  • Fix: Fixed some issues whereby some JS was being called on pages other than the post edit page. Refactored some code, no additional functionality.

v1.3 2008/04/08

  • Fix: Now works with WordPress 2.5. Thanks to J Bradford Dillon
    for reporting the issue & providing some code. Retains backwards compatibility for previous versions of WordPress.

v1.2 2007/11/23

  • Fix: Thanks to Jascha Ephraim for spotting
    and providing code to fix an issue where the excerpt content wasn’t
    auto-paragraphised. It is now.

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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