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  • Hi, I wondered if anyone else has suggested code formatting in the text tab on the post and page edit area’s.

    I think this would be a great feature and very helpful for editing the code displayed.

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  • esmi


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    Have you looked at any of the plugins that simplify adding code to Pages or Posts?

    Hi esmi, no not yet I had thought that someone would maybe create a plugin or even an addon to tinymce to format the code using colours like in bbedit and the like and to create indented code but I can’t find a plugin that does this.

    I find the html code in the text tab very awkward to read, being a jumble of plain text with no formatting.

    What started this off was a post I have where a heading keeps sticking to the side of an image instead of sitting nicely below, looking at the code under the text tab is a mess and makes it very hard to edit cleanly. Also, what you see in a post isn’t always what you see when editing e.g. the width of the post edit screen doesn’t reflect the website width, shame tinymce doesn’t have a dropdown with preset widths for the edit area that you can customise to suit your needs.

    I so wish I could code so I could write this sort of thing myself but my brain just isn’t wired that way. Ask me to design something and I’m on it like a rugby scrum lol!



    Forum Moderator

    Try or if you are looking for custom plugin development. This forum is for requests & feedback relating to WordPress core.

    Actually that was the idea, to request that code in the edit text tab be formatted, or that an option to enable that be present within wordpress core.

    I just ran with the idea that a plugin may have existed.

    Here is a mockup of what I mean: Click here

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