Easily Add Tables to Posts with TinyMCE Advanced
For those who don’t know, TinyMCE is the technology that under-pins WordPress’s “Visual” editing experience. And if you enjoy that, but wish it had more features, then the plugin TinyMCE Advanced is definitely for you. TinyMCE Advanced gives you lots of features: a menu-bar like you’re probably used to on your computer, the ability to search-and-replace in the editor, the ability to add tables to your posts.
Powerfully Editable WordPress Widgets with the TinyMCE Widget
Widgets are a powerful and useful part of the WordPress administration experience. But by default WordPress doesn’t allow you to make them with the TinyMCE/Visual editing experience that you’re able to use when writing WordPress posts, pages, etc. This is fine for those of us that speak HTML, but if you’ve got a client who doesn’t just figuring out how they can bold or italicize a few words in a widget area can be a lot to ask.
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:
Plugin: Black Studio TinyMCE Widget
In WordPress development, sometimes you’ve just got to use a Text widget. By default, that takes you back to the bad old days of writing your <em>s and <img>s and <a>s manually. If your client needs to edit the widgets you’re creating, that may not be acceptable.
Why the WordPress Front-End Editor is Going to be Amazing
I started this article in a reflective mood, looking back on 2014 and considering the state of WordPress. As I write the article itself, though, I’m pretty excited, and the way I’m writing it is a big part of that: