As someone who builds websites with WordPress and then hands them off to others, it’s easy at times to slip into thinking that the site administration is already taken care of. That’s why we use WordPress after all, and WordPress has a well-earned reputation as being easy to use [at least for a content management system (CMS)]. But there are also plenty of places where the WordPress admin isn’t as good as it could be. So when I build a site for someone else, my goal is to do so in a way that encourages making good decisions and discourages making bad ones. One of the most basic and important features for a WordPress user is the text editor. In fact, I imagine it’s the most-used feature in the admin. The primary purpose of WordPress is to publish content, yet the WordPress text editor has too many buttons, gives prominence to the wrong ones, and, in doing so, encourages bad editing practices by users who don’t know better. That’s why I built and recently released1 MRW Web Design Simple TinyMCE. In this post, I want to explain the thinking behind the decisions I made for the plugin. Text Formatting Principles Let’s get to it then! I believe that the best possible text formatting and styling
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