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  • betwixt

    (@betwixt)


    Hi there,

    So, as asked many times by many people, how do I get a full, feature rich WYSIWYG editor? Perhaps a full featured TinyMCE editor? Most editors I tried have many errors, or just don’t work at all. Dean’s FCKeditor doesn’t work, Xinha4WP works with errors…

    Anyone any advice?
    Regards,
    Dennis

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  • Chris_K

    (@handysolo)

    Enable more TinyMCE features is one option.

    What, to you, defines “feature rich”? knowing that might be helpful.

    betwixt

    (@betwixt)

    Thanks for replying. With feature rich I mean features like the full featured TinyMCE editor has. I like the ability to make tables. An integrated picture upload feature would also be nice…

    Regards,
    Dennis

    johnnyspade

    (@johnnyspade)

    To me, a good WYSIWYG editor needs to have image and document upload/management capabilities in addition to the regular staff, creating tables, special characters, etc. There’s only two editors I have come across that do this but both are not without flaws. You’ll need to test both:

    Chenpress uses the FCKeditor and if you’ve been looking you’ve likely come across it already.

    WYSIWYG Pro is a licenced editor so you’ll need to pay for it but it’s surprisingly good. It offers the ability to upload and manage images and documents and also has a neat little feature allowing you insert snippets of your own code. Give the demo a whirl: http://wysiwygpro.com/

    Cheers,
    B/

    AdventureDad

    (@adventuredad)

    I have found nothing better than the WYSI editor by Mudbomb, http://mudbomb.com/archives/2005/02/02/wysiwyg-plugin-for-wordpress/ .
    It makes working with images and formating very easy. It supports resizing, making of thumbnails, and several other useful image options. Text formating is done easily in a MS Word type of editor. It has support for thesaurus, dictionary, and encyclopedia.

    I’ve been using it for over a year and couldn’t be happier. I currently use it with WP 2.1 and it works perfectly.

    AD

    takuya

    (@takuya)

    I wish Mudbomb rewrite the plugin page (or create new post/page with the most recent date), so that general wp users can easily find this plugin available for 2.1 version.

    ohiosweetheart

    (@ohiosweetheart)

    I’d just like to be able to simply change text color and size. I haven’t found anything (that actually works) that does this. 🙁

    Chris_K

    (@handysolo)

    Color is built in with a bit of tweaking

    ohiosweetheart

    (@ohiosweetheart)

    It looks like you have to install another plugin to get this one to work.

    I think I’ll just use plain ol’ html.

    thank you!

    Chris_K

    (@handysolo)

    That plugin linked to another page that tells you how to do the same thing — without a plugin.

    But yeah, if you want to control fonts on the fly, the html editor is probably the way to go.

    ohiosweetheart

    (@ohiosweetheart)

    I know, I went to both pages.

    Thank you 🙂

    betwixt

    (@betwixt)

    Guys, thanks for all the replies.

    I just can’t understand why WordPress will not include a more advanced rich editor out-of-the-box.
    This doesn’t change my opinion that WordPress is a cool product though.

    ohiosweetheart

    (@ohiosweetheart)

    I agree, on both counts, betwixt

    Jess Planck

    (@ev3rywh3re)

    I wrote WP Super Edit a while ago, and I’m hoping to get some time to change it up a bit. It’s working for 2.0.4 and 2.1.x so far and includes some other common tinymce plugins like the style attribute editor and the “dreaded” tables editor. It’s still labeled as beta, but I plan to move the current code to a 1.0 release before I tackle a more elegant solution for adding tinymce plugins.

    Just forgive the funky web site, I do way too much testing there for clients and the day job.

    ohiosweetheart

    (@ohiosweetheart)

    I don’t really care so much about alot of bells and whistles, as much as I do about being able to manipulate my text, i.e. change color, font size, etc.

    So, I’ll give it a whirl, thanks!

    webDressing

    (@webdressing)

    Looks interesting ev3rywh3re. Will give it a try. Wish the ‘make you better looking‘ feature was included though :p

    Here is a complete list of WYSIWYG editors;

    http://www.geniisoft.com/showcase.nsf/WebEditors

    Hope it helps 🙂

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