TinyMCE Advanced is just a WordPress plugin that makes it easier to edit your post and pages inside your dashboard. It’s probably one of the most useful plugins that don’t always get the most attention that it should. However, if you have been working with WordPress, I promise that this plugin will make your work easier. I have installed it on many websites. It’s a lightweight plugin that has a lot of useful features. In this article, I am going to go over every feature that is available with TinyMCE Advanced.
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I am assuming you know how to install a WordPress plugin. However, if you are unsure on how to install it, you can always check out this post.
Here is what the backend setting look like when you install the plugin. To enabled each of the features you are going to just drag the box to the desired area in your WordPress dashboard. Once you hit “save changes” you will see the changes in your post and pages.
There are many advanced settings which you just click the box next to them to activate. Here are the advanced settings:
- Import editor-style.css.
- Load the CSS classes used in editor-style.css and replace the formats button and submenu.
- Markdown typing support (text pattern plugin).
- Stop removing the <p> and <br /> tags when saving and show them in the Text editor.
Replace font size settings.
- Enable pasting of the image source.
If you want you can export and import your settings.
So, there are nine awesome reasons you should get TinyMCE Advanced. I am going to go over each one of them.
Here is an excellent feature that gives you more flexibility of the font you want to choose. You are not stuck with whatever font your WordPress theme is using. You can even modify the code in TinyMCE Advanced and install other fonts; please check out this post I found on it at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15499198/how-to-add-a-new-font-in-tinymce-editor.
This feature allows you to insert headings (h1-h6), inline (bold, italics, underline, strikethrough, superscript, subscript, and code. You can insert blocks which are paragraphs, blockquotes, divs, and pre tags. Along with that you adjust your alignment left, center, right, or justify.
One part of WordPress that has always been a little odd is font sizes. Normally, you have to play with the CSS or settings in your theme to adjust the font sizes. You can easily use the “font sizes” feature and adjust your font size (8-36pt).
You can easily adjust your background color by clicking on the icon and then specifying which color you want to use. You can even key in color #49595 if you know the exact color you want to use.
Tables have always been kind of wonky in WordPress. A lot of the times if you want to use tables you have to either install a WordPress plugin that creates tables, use DreamWeaver or some other site that generates tables for you. However, with TinyMCE Advanced it’s easy to create tables. To do this, you’re going to go to the “Table” drop down. Then you can specify how many rows and columns you want for your table.
As you can see; you drag out how you want a table to look.
You can edit the table properties. You can specify the width, height, cell spacing, cell padding, border, caption, alignment, border color, or background color. You then have full control over cells, rows, and columns. This plugin just makes working with tables so much easier. If this were the only function of this plugin, it would still be worth it. However, there is a lot more this plugin can do!
You can always use the copy and paste buttons that TinyMCE Advanced has. TinyMCE Advanced makes it easy to copy and paste content. Makes moving around the different text, images, videos, etc. a breeze.
Also, you can use a find and replace feature from the “Edit” drop-down menu.
If you have post that you want to add anchors to it’s always been kind of tough to do in WordPress. There are a lot of themes that have these built in, but if your themes don’t you have to install another WordPress plugin to get the job done. To use anchors with TinyMCE, you’re just going to click on the little anchor icon and then name the anchor. It’s a cool feature.
You can use the “insert” drop down. Will allow you to insert links, insert video, special characters, horizontal lines, add media, insert read more tag, page break, anchors, date/time, and nonbreaking space.
The “view” drop down in TinyMCE Advanced is a cool little feature that makes the backend of your pages or posts easier to manage. With this drop down you can show invisible characters, show blocks, visual aids, and of course fullscreen.
Here is a good site that shows you the full featured examples. https://www.tinymce.com/tryit/full.php
Is just a must have WordPress plugin for any WordPress user. It is 100% free. I have provided nine excellent features that this plugin has. It works great with the latest versions of WordPress. You can trust that the developers of this plugin will be fixing any bugs if they do arise. It has gotten a ton of great feedback from webmasters, and a lot of people have already discovered this plugin, and have been using it on their WordPress sites. Have you used this plugin? Please leave your comments down below.