This plugin will let you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on the Visual Editor toolbar. It includes 15 plugins for TinyMCE that are automatically enabled or disabled depending on what buttons are chosen.
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 Size.
- And many others.
The plugin’s interface is translated in only a few languages (for now), but the TinyMCE buttons and dialogs are translated in all languages supported by WordPress.
The latest stable version of TinyMCE Advanced.
- Upload the “tinymce-advanced” folder to the WordPress’ plugins directory at “wp-content/plugins”. Make sure all of the plugin’s files are directly in that folder (not in a nested folder inside it).
- Activate the plugin.
- Set your button preferences at “Settings -> TinyMCE Advanced”.
- Try your new and improved wysiwyg editor (after clearing your browser’s cache).
How to change editor buttons
This example shows how to add the Font Sizes and Font Family drop-down buttons to the third toolbar row.
And finally don’t forget to click on Save Changes 🙂
There is a toggle button on the first toolbar row. Clicking it will reveal the additional rows you have set (if any).
Frequently Asked Questions
On the admin page: cannot sort the TinyMCE buttons, they are not moving, toolbars are empty, other errors on the page…
Arranged the buttons and saved them but nothing is changed in the visual editor on the Write page.
Click on the “Uninstall” button (next to the Save button) and then on “Continue”. Then deactivate and activate the plugin again. This will reset all settings stored in the database. Also be sure to force-refresh (with Ctrl/Shift) your browser couple of times on both the plugin’s admin page and on the Write page.
Some buttons are missing from TinyMCE’s menus, or no toolbar(s) appear at all, or TinyMCE behaves strange after installing the plugin.
Almost all of these problems are caused by the browser’s cache, or network cache. Clear your browser’s cache, quit the browser, then start it and try again. If the problem persists, try reloading the page while holding down Ctrl (in IE) or Shift (in Firefox) to make the browser reload the page from the server. This can also be caused by a network cache somewhere between you and your web host. Just wait for a few hours for it to expire.
I don’t see any styles being imported in the “Styles” drop-down menu.
These styles (just the classes) are imported from your current theme’s editor-style.css file. However some themes don’t include that file. For this case follow the instructions on TinyMCE Avdanced’s settings page to add your own editor-style.css file to your theme. When defining the styles there keep in mind that TinyMCE would import only class names:
I’ve just installed this plugin, but it doesn’t do anything.
Log out of WordPress, clear your browser’s cache, quit and restart the browser and try again. If that does not work, there may be a caching proxy or 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 “Emotions” button in TinyMCE adds the codes for the smilies. The actual images are added by WordPress when viewing the Post/Page. Make sure the checkbox “Convert emoticons to graphics on display” in “Options -> Writing” is checked.
The plugin doesn’t add any buttons and the “Visual” and “HTML” tabs are missing.
Make sure the “Disable the visual editor when writing” checkbox under “Users->Your Profile” is unchecked.
Some of the image options (margins, CSS classes) are missing.
Try the Advanced Image Styles plugin.