Do you write posts in different languages that have different directions?
This plugin enables a feature in the post editor which allow writing texts in Left-to-Right and Right-to-Left directions in the same post (or page) so you can write in English (and any other LTR language) and also RTL languages like Arabic, Persian and Hebrew.

Simply look for the new buttons added to the post editor after installing the plugin. (See the screenshots for better understanding)

اضافة زرارين لشريط التحرير لتمكين تحويل النص للقراءة من اليمين لليسار مثل اللغة العربية والفارسية والعبرية

More details

  • Note: This plugin will not change the direction of the post title, since that is controlled by the theme.


  • The post editor showing the new direction buttons.
  • Switching to the text editor shows the added direction to the RTL line.
  • A test post showing the correct alignment for the languages.


Search for the plugin “wp-rtl” from the plugin page inside your WordPress dashboard, or to manually install it do the following:

  1. Upload the folder (wp-rtl) to the plugins directory (wp-content/plugins).
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Clear your browser cache (This is important otherwise you will see the cached TinyMCE).


much needed for RTL

This plugin is a great tool for those needing RTL in tinyMCE.

I just hope the author can update the plugin every couple months or so to make sure it remains compatible with latest wordpress versions.

nice and simple

I did it for the title too by enclosing it in a <div> element like this:
<div style="direction: ltr !important;"> TITLE </div>

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Contributors & Developers

“WP-RTL” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • 1.0 Fix for button styling due to WP inconsistent change of style
  • 0.3 Fixed for WP 3.9
  • 0.2 Fixed compatibility issue with WordPress 2.8
  • 0.1 First release