WordPress 4.7 Removes the Underline and Justify Buttons From the Editor
In the spirit of “decisions, not options,” WordPress 4.7 will remove two bad-practice abilities from the TinyMCE Visual editor: the ability to underline text that isn’t a link, and the ability to justify text (so that lines of text are always full-width). From the article:
underlining text causes confusion as readers may interpret it as a link. The justify button was removed because it has uneven browser implementation and often makes text less readable.
My first impulse is that I’m for these changes, since a major cause of sadness for me in my work with clients has been ugly text formatting. Especially on realizing that
text-align: justify; doesn’t work in my Windows Chrome browser, I’m happy to see these TinyMCE buttons disappear by default. [Edit: Hmm,
text-align: justify; does work in Chrome! Guess this is one of those unreliable narrator articles.]