Plugin Author: Andrew Ozz
WordPress profile: Andrew Ozz
Last updated: November 16, 2017 (3 months ago)
Tested up to (WP version): WP 4.9.4
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
This plugin will let you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on the Visual Editor toolbar. You can configure up to four rows of buttons including Font Sizes, Font Family, text and background colors, tables, etc. It will also let you enable the editor menu, see the screenshots.
It includes 15 plugins for TinyMCE that are automatically enabled or disabled depending on the buttons you have chosen. In addition this plugin adds some commonly used options as keeping the paragraph tags in the Text editor and importing the CSS classes from the theme’s editor-style.css.
Some of the features added by this plugin
- Support for creating and editing tables.
- More options when inserting lists.
- Search and Replace in the editor.
- Ability to set Font Family and Font Sizes.
- And many others.
With this plugin you can also enable the TinyMCE menu above the toolbars. This will make the editor even more powerful and convenient.
Best is to install directly from WordPress. If manual installation is required, please make sure that the plugin files are in a folder named “tinymce-advanced” (not two nested folders) in the WordPress plugins folder, usually “wp-content/plugins”.
No styles are imported in the Formats sub-menu.
These styles are imported from your current theme editor-style.css file. However some themes do not have this functionality. For these themes TinyMCE Advanced has the option to let you add a customized editor-style.css and import it into the editor.
I have just installed this plugin, but it does not do anything.
Change some buttons on one of the toolbars, save your changes, clear your browser cache, and try again. If that does not work try reloding the Edit page several times while holding down Shift or Ctrl. There may also be a network cache somewhere between you and your host. You may need to wait for a few hours until this cache expires.
When I add “Smilies”, they do not show in the editor.
The “Emoticons” button in TinyMCE adds the codes for the smilies. The actual images are added by WordPress when viewing the Post. Make sure the checkbox “Convert emoticons to graphics on display” in “Options – Writing” is checked.
The plugin does not add any buttons.
Make sure the “Disable the visual editor when writing” checkbox under “Users – Your Profile” is not checked.
I still see the “old” buttons in the editor
Click the “Restore Default Settings” button on the plugin settings page and then set the buttons again and save.
Other questions? More screenshots?
Please post on the support forum or visit the homepage for TinyMCE Advanced.
The TinyMCE Advanced settings page, admin options.
The TinyMCE Advanced settings page, advanced options.
The TinyMCE Advanced settings page, toolbars options.
The TinyMCE Advanced settings page, user options.
The WordPress editor after installing this plugin (default plugin settings).
Latest Change log entry:
- Fixed compatibility with Gutenberg freeform block.
- Forced refresh of the TinyMCE plugins after activation.
- Updated for WordPress 4.9 and TinyMCE 4.6.7.
editor, formatting, tinyMCE, Write, wysiwyg