WordPress Plugin’s In Review: TinyMCE Advanced

Finally you can format your text the way you want!

I remember the first time I sat down to create a post on my new WordPress blog. It was an exciting moment that quickly changed to frustration. All I wanted to do was change the font size!

Seemed to me like a reasonable enough request. But, I’d be darned if I could figure out how to do that with the default tool bar. Sure I could change from “paragraph” to “Heading 1” or “Heading 2” but none of these gave me the results I wanted.  

This sent me on a quest for a good wordress wysiwyg editor. After hunting around for a while I discovered two that I liked. One is called “WP Super Edit” and the other is “TinyMCE Advanced”.  Since of the two I prefer TinyMCE Advanced, that is the plugin I will discuss today.

So with out further ado here are some of the features this plugin provides:

  1. Change font size and font family !!!
  2. Create and editing tables
  3. Text justificati0n
  4. Text hi-lighting
  5. Subscript & superscript
  6. Anchor links
  7. Search and replace
  8. Time & Date insertion
  9. Emotions (Smilies)
  10. ieSpell checked

40 new formatting buttons in all.

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Needless to say this plugin has become a staple in each and every wordpress website & blog I design. To see the plugin installation in action I invite you to watch the video below:


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  1. Tedwerth on March 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I found you youtube review very useful. The table create function was what first interested me but it looks like there is a lot more here. Have you found any bugs in using this? I'm thinking to add this to my current blog.

  2. Jocelyn Mozak on March 11, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    The only bug I have found … that is an annoying one … is in some cases you will lose Visual Mode. I have found this only on blogs where lots of plugins are active. I'm not exactly sure what interaction is causing this. Thankfully the fix is to disable and re-enable the plugin.
    Another plugin called WP Super Edit also provides many of the same features but I have seen the same issue there.

    All in all – I'd recommend giving it a shot. It really helps w/the little things like tables, font size & font style.

    Good luck!

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