Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

The visual editor widget for WordPress.

5
WPMeta Score

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Plugin Popularity 3.7
Author Activity 2.5
  • 👷🏻 This plugin is actively maintained and contributors are really committed to it!
  • 📥 Wow! 2,995 people download this plugin eveyday!
  • 🎖 Shout, shout.. This plugin ranks in the Top 50 plugins.
  • ❤️ Mindblowing! More than 804,330 people use plugins from this team.
  • 🏂 33% of 800,000+ users are on the latest version.
  • 👨‍👨‍👧‍👧 Good sign.. There is a team behind this plugin.
  • 📢 Aweful or Awesome?? 72 total updates and 72 in just last 12 months. That's a lot!
  • 🎂 This plugin is going to celebrate it's 8th anniversary after 7 months.

Peer Comparison

# Plugin WPMeta Score Users Rating
1Black Studio TinyMCE Widget5800,000+4.8
2Reusable Content & Text Blocks by Loomisoft1.33,000+5
3WordPress Editor1.11,000+4.7
4Visual Text Editor13,000+5
5APH Prism Syntax Highlighter1100+5
6Media Linked Library0.930+5
7APH Syntax Highlighter0.950+0

Description

This plugin adds a new Visual Editor widget type that allows you to insert rich text and media objects in your sidebars with no hassle. With Black Studio TinyMCE Widget you will be able to edit your widgets in a WYSIWYG manner using the native WordPress TinyMCE editor, just like you do in posts and pages. And if you are a developer you may still switch back and forth from Visual to HTML mode.

For years the default WordPress text widget has been very basic and it required HTML knowledge to add formatting and images/media to the text. This plugin was born in 2011 to overcome these limitations. After a long time, in June 2017, version 4.8 of WordPress finally introduced a new text widget that included the ability to manage text widgets with the visual editor. The new widget available in WordPress core could now be used as a basic replacement of Black Studio TinyMCE Widget, but the plugin still offers some additional features, so it remains a must-have for advanced users.

Basic Features

  • Add rich text widgets to your sidebars and edit them using the TinyMCE visual editor
  • Switch between Visual mode and HTML mode (including Quicktags toolbar)
  • Insert images, videos, and other media from WordPress Media Library
  • Insert links to existing WordPress pages/posts or external resources
  • Support for shortcodes, smilies and embed in widget text (including preview)
  • Support for Customizer with live preview and quick edit
  • Support for widgets accessibility mode
  • Compatible with multi-site (WordPress networks)
  • Compatible with the most common multi-language plugins
  • Compatible with Page Builder plugin by SiteOrigin
  • Translations available in 20+ languages

Advanced Features

These features are what makes this plugin better than the WordPress (4.8+) native widget:

  • Full featured TinyMCE Visual Editor (the same you have for pages and posts)
  • Wide text area for an enhanced editing experience
  • Compatible with 3rd party TinyMCE customization plugins (TinyMCE Advanced, WP Edit, …)
  • Support for distraction-free (fullscreen) editing mode
  • Option to “Automatically add paragraphs” to widget text

About the plugin

The story of the plugin was featured in a talk at WordCamp Europe 2018 in Belgrade.
See the video Once upon a time, there was a plugin… on WordPress.tv.

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