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  • Hi All,

    Is there a way to disable the WYSIWYG editor in WP 2.0? I’m much more comfortable using markdown syntax, and I personally feel that the HTML the WYSIWYG editor produces can be a little unpredictable.

    I’ve wandered through the options panels and haven’t seen anything in there, and also a search here using ‘disable wysiwyg’ didn’t turn up anything relevant.

    Much warmth,


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  • It’s carefully concealed in a tickbox at the bottom of your user profile page.

    In retrospect I guess that makes some sense, but for some reason it seemed to me to be much more like something you’d find under options.

    Thank you for the help, and for the (cough) restrained sarcasm.

    Much warmth,


    I’m starting to think that for each user a section should appear at the end of Options > General (or maybe we need an Options > Personal ?) that displays it. Certainly a bit more logical (*ahem*) than having to look under ones profile.

    I tend to think it should be an option on the editing page itself. That’s certainly where I would expect to see options relating to switching modes in an editor…

    @planetthoughtful: any perceived sarcasm wasn’t directed at you. I think the option is in a very silly place, and not at all where I’d reasonably expect people to look.

    Is there a way to truly disable the HTML from automatically being added in? I’ve disabled the visual rich editor already, but WP keeps on adding in unwanted tags whenever I use a line break. It’s starting to annoy me and I was wondering if there was a way to disable this without having to edit files myself.


    P.S. I agree that the option should appear on the actual posting page.

    Thank you very much, Kafkaesqui. It wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for, but I’m happier with a plugin than editing an original file. 🙂

    I agree that the post page would be a much more visually and thematically obvious place to put it. It might cause some complications, since I doubt (but honestly don’t know) you’d be able to refresh the display via AJAX, which would mean submitting the page and presumably any changes you made to the post to display the editing interface you’d picked. I’m sure you could handle that with a messagebox advisory saying ‘Warning: this will submit any changes you’ve made to your post. Continue?’

    I’d also, however, like to see a global setting under options. Something like an ‘Allow users to use the visual rich editor when writing’, with a second choice enabled to indicate ‘Default: On’ or ‘Default: Off’.

    Maybe it’s just me – I assume tinymce has its fans, but to me it seems like the blog equivalent of using FrontPage.

    I’d also, however, like to see a global setting under options.

    That already exists under Options > Writing. Look for “Users should use the visual rich editor by default”

    @kafkaesqui: Sigh. I need more sleep. Thanks for pointing that out.

    Although, in a pointless attempt to salvage some credibility, it’s not quite what I was talking about, since I’d like see an option for the admin to disable tinymce entirely. But, yes, I should have noticed that option before letting my fingers demonstrate that I’m an idiot.

    I’d like see an option for the admin to disable tinymce entirely.

    Just delete the tinymce directory under wp-includes/js/. That’ll do it. :)

    Ah, shaddup. 😉

    No, really it works!


    Lol, I’m sure it does, and I will give it a try. That was more meant to be an irascible ‘thank you’.

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