Since upgrading to WordPress 2.1, I’ve finally switched back to using the built-in posts editor. One of the reasons for doing this was that I’ve found the options I so needed – text justification and HTML code cleanup – available through the advanced editor options panel.
Pressing Shift+Alt+V in Firefox or Alt+V in Internet Explorer transforms your Standard Editor panel:
… into something like this:
As you can see, there’s quite a few more options available, namely:
- paragraph formattion options (address, preformatted text, headings)
- underline your text
- full justification
- color selector for your text
- paste options for plain text and MS Word
- messy HTML code cleanup
- custom character button (charmap which allows you to click and insert any special character)
With all these options, there really is no reason to search for a better visual editor anymore. TinyMCE, which is the engine behind it, fits WordPress 2.1 like a glove, and makes editing your posts and pages a real pleasure.