Working towards a better TinyMCE editor in WordPress

Thoughts from the team
By    | October 29, 2012 | Tools & Plugins,

The editor in WordPress is generally pretty good, but there are some things that have been bugging us, so we’ve fixed them!

By default there is no button to create a table of data in your post or page.  Many of the plugins that enable this feature add in a whole new toolbar with a load of extra buttons. We dont like mess, so our plugin provides the table options in a single button.

As people that don’t like mess, the number of unused buttons in the toolbar also bugs us – it’s also confusing for clients who are new to editing content online.  We also dislike that our clients can add <h1> tags in the middle of content pages.  We’ve corrected both of these issues with a little plugin that lets you customise the options available.

WP Tidy TinyMCE

There are many buttons on the standard toolbar of the TinyMCE editor that you just never use.  This plugin provides simple options to tidy up the uncommonly used buttons and controls from WordPress editor.  It also lets you filter the list of block formats available, so that authors have fewer options to pick from and it is easier to keep a consistent style across your posts and pages.

The code is available on GitHub right now and will be in the WordPress plugin directory soon!

https://github.com/stormuk/wp-tidy-tinymce

WP TinyMCE Tables

This plugin adds the table controls to the TinyMCE editor in WordPress, allowing you to create and manipulate tables of data in your post or page content.  We’ve combined the standard table plugin for TinyMCE with another plugin that presents the options as a drop-down control, so that you only have one extra button visible on your toolbar.

The code is available on GitHub right now and will be in the WordPress plugin directory soon!

https://github.com/stormuk/wp-tinymce-tables

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