What editor do you use when creating a draft blog post in wordpress? If your using the default wordpress editor then your missing out on many powerful features. The standard WordPress editor is not the option you have when creating blog posts and is very limited if you want to create stunning, professional looking posts. There are other options which are far more appealing, 2 of which I have already discussed in previous posts. Windows live writer and Microsoft word. Here’s a list of another 10 which you may find to your liking.
TinyMCE Advanced Plugin For WordPress Editor
TinyMCE has the ability to convert HTML TEXTAREA fields or other HTML elements to editor instances. TinyMCE is very easy to integrate into other Content Management Systems.
This plugin adds 17 plugins to TinyMCE: Advanced HR, Advanced Image, Advanced Link, Advanced List, Context Menu, Emotions (Smilies), Date and Time, IESpell, Layer, Embed Media, Nonbreaking, Print, Search and Replace, Style, Table, Visual Characters and XHTML Extras.
Some of the features added by this plugin
- Imports all CSS classes from the main theme stylesheet and add them to a drop-down list.
- Support for making and editing tables.
- In-line css styles.
- Advanced list and image dialogs that offer a lot of options.
- Search and Replace while editing.
Support for XHTML specific tags and for (div based) layers.
Dean’s FCKEditor for WordPress Editor plugin
CKeditor is an open source an advanced WordPress text editor which brings to the web much of the power of desktop editors like MS Word.
- Replace the default wordpress editor with CKEditor
- Post comment with CKEditor to provide styled and colorful comments(Optional).
- Build-in File manager and upload manager.
- Build-in WordPress “read more” Button.
- Control output format.
- Customizable toolbar buttons
- Integrated with WordPress media buttons:
- Manage and insert Smileys into your post.
- Customize editor’s skin.
ScribeFire Next Firefox Addon
This is a redesign of ScribeFire, one of the most popular add-ons for Firefox.
ScribeFire is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to all of your blogs.
You can edit and update existing posts. You can schedule posts for the future (if your blog allows that). You can delete posts. You can save drafts. You can tag and categorize.
ScribeFire Next has an interface so simple that even a caveman could use it. Anything you’re working on is saved if you close the editor and restored when you come back. It really is the easiest way to update your blog.
- Added “Related Articles” feature by Zemanta
- Cleaner two-column layout
- Better localization
- Added support for My.Opera blogs
Added a warning when you might be losing an unsaved post
Have you used any of these advanced WordPress editors? Which one? What’s your favourite feature and why?
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