Which editor do you use?

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  • #24166

    drmike
    Member

    Actually I use phpBB for the other support forum. :)

    phpNuke is more of a portal site that combines a number of different programs into one.

    #24351

    unclesuuu
    Member

    I used to use w.bloggar and performancing for firefox.

    Now I use flock as a blogging browser. Flock’s photo toolbar for images from my flickr, flock’s web snippets for all the links and images I want to include in my future post and I blog from the main WP editor.

    Did you know that you can switch the editor to advanced mode by using alt + b?

    alt + g allows you to create a new page in the post.

    It just works.

    #24396

    schroeder
    Member

    Apologies for interrupting, but can someone tell me how to disable the MCE editor? I’d much rather enter my entries in plain text, for the same reasons as have been mentioned here.

    #24398

    timethief
    Member

    @schroeder
    Sure I’ll be gald to answer that for you. Here you go -> dashboard -> users -> your profile -> personal options (uncheck the box for the visual rich editor when writing and then don’t forget to click “update profile”)
    Happy blogging!

    #24399

    timethief
    Member

    Oh Podz,
    Would you please consider including these instructions for turning off the MCE editor in the FAQs blog? I’m answering it every couple of days now. Tx:)

    #24407

    drmike
    Member

    It was in there once I could have sworn…

    #24420

    stevelea
    Member

    I now use Windows Live Writer which works fantastically well. You can even get plugins for adding your Flickr photos and Technorati tags among other things to your posts.

    #24421

    timethief
    Member

    I tried the windows live writer but I still prefer BlogDesk.

    #24422

    swein
    Member

    Said it before, but I really wish they would add Markdown or Textile support.

    #24424

    timethief
    Member

    @swein
    I don’t have a clue what you are talking about. A link and/or an explanation would be helpful. Is this plug-in what you mean?
    http://www.michelf.com/projects/php-markdown/ PHP Markdown works with WordPress, version 1.2 or later. PHP Markdown is already bundled with WordPress. Still, you can find here the latest version that may be newer than the latest WordPress version.

    #24432

    Re: unclesuuu
    I never knew about Alt+b combination to bring up the advanced toolbar. They should’ve made this feature more visible!

    Thanks for the tip!

    #24440

    swein
    Member

    @timethief

    I was referring to WordPress.com.

    #24468

    engtech
    Member

    !!!!

    That alt-B option for the Rich Text Editor is great, I wish I’d known about it sooner. I’m going to have to try out the “Paste from Word” feature to see if it does a good job or not. I like out it gives access to the heading features.

    I switch back and forth between the two. The Rich Text Editor eventually annoys me when it keeps strip out unnecessary whitespace that I *WANT* to put in (like say I’m trying to add three blank lines between paragraphs). But I hit a bug with the Basic Editor where if you edit a really long post it doesn’t always load the entire post… so if you go to edit something in the beginning you can end up losing a lot of the post.

    #24469

    engtech
    Member

    I was so impressed with the Alt-B option that I wrote a post about it: http://engtech.wordpress.com/2006/09/03/wordpress-tips-alt-b/

    The “paste from Word” option does a good job of converting Word formatting to HTML! I was shocked.

    #24470

    raincoaster
    Member

    I use the WordPress Rich Text Editor, because I’m so retarded it took me three years to learen how to post a picture in a forum. It is pretty clean, although it must be admitted theres are some glitches.

    I have done a blog in Word offline and posted it, and I’ve done a blog live in WordPress, and I have to say the differences are substantial. Use what works for what you want from the blog. A “live” blog is going to be more referance-based; one written offline is going to be more independent and original, just because of the form.

    #24471

    velvethammer
    Member

    @unclesuuu
    alt+b Great tip. I was wondering why there wasn’t more options.

    #24472

    blumoon
    Member

    Wow!!!! I never knew about this. I switch between the two when editing sometimes, so this is going to be really helpful. I may have to change my rating of WordPress from 9 to 9.5. ;)

    #24473

    blumoon
    Member

    One quick question while we are on this topic … is it only me that cannot cut and paste while using this editor? I have to go into html editor to do that.

    #24474

    eclecticgeek
    Member

    @unclesuuu:
    Thanks for the tip. I’ve been trying to figure out how to add pi to one of my posts. Adding custom characters is right there in the advanced toolbar.

    @blumoon
    I believe this is the nature of the editor. I used a similar editor with another platform and it behaved the same way. Someone with more technical expertise will have to address why. My extremely wild guess would be a formatting issue.

    #24475

    raincoaster
    Member

    Sometimes, because of some weird WordPress glitch, you need to do pastes twice. So don’t past and then give up when you don’t see it; paste it again, immediately. That works for me.

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