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Author Topic: WordPress / online WYSIWYG html editor?  (Read 3265 times)

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WordPress / online WYSIWYG html editor?
« on: March 31, 2008, 04:42:01 AM »
Hi,

since WordPress is a bit limited in regarding how the text could be formatted, I'm searching for a free online html editor. Any good ones out there?

I assume I could then copy and paste the html code into WordPress.

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Re: WordPress / online WYSIWYG html editor?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 05:34:33 AM »
lanux128 found one for me when I needed one.

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Re: WordPress / online WYSIWYG html editor?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 05:39:26 AM »
I guess I should add that you can use some good free widgets in WP to get a better editor. There are various HowTos on implementing them around the Net.


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Re: WordPress / online WYSIWYG html editor?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 05:57:11 AM »
lanux128 found one for me when I needed one.
Thanks, that makes a really good first impression!

Integrating another editor into WP is a bit too much for my technical understanding of it. :)

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Re: WordPress / online WYSIWYG html editor?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 07:18:20 AM »
Still testing out http://www.creatingo...r/html_generator.htm

I can't seem to get this working correctly: directly under the headline there should be no empty line for spacing. But in the editor, every time I hit enter, it creates an empty spacing line. Those lines aren't in the html code (see below), so is this a html limitation I somehow have to work around?


<P align=center><STRONG><FONT size=5>Headline here</FONT></STRONG></P>
<P><FONT size=2>Smaller font line here</FONT></P>
<P>Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test </P>
« Last Edit: March 31, 2008, 07:20:01 AM by brotherS »

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Re: WordPress / online WYSIWYG html editor?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 07:41:26 AM »
I feel so 1337! ;D I just remembered something from a basic html course I took ~6 years ago and tried it with a <cr> tag. Works!


<P align=center><STRONG><FONT size=5>Headline here</FONT></STRONG><cr>
<FONT size=2>Smaller font line here</FONT><cr>
<cr>
Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test </P>


So I think I now want a better WYSIWYG editor where I don't have to make those kinds of changes manually.

Oh, and WP ignores "align=center" and won't center that line.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2008, 07:49:18 AM by brotherS »

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Re: WordPress / online WYSIWYG html editor?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 08:48:45 AM »
What you want is not <cr> but <br>. <br> is line break. The reason for the spacing was due to you indicating it was a paragraph <p></p>.

and I would suggest...
<P align=center><h1>Headline here</h1><br>
<h3>Smaller font line here</h3></p>
<p>Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test </p>

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Re: WordPress / online WYSIWYG html editor?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008, 02:15:34 PM »
Ah, the wonders of html! :D

Your code is interpreted looking less like I want it to look, so I'll stick with the <cr> - but thanks for the inspiration, might come in handy later.

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Re: WordPress / online WYSIWYG html editor?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008, 03:15:52 PM »
It's not an online editor, but it is my preferred software for posting to ANY blog, whether it be Wordpress, Blogger, or anything else:

Windows Live Writer

In one mode, it's very plain with a white background and black text.
In another, it's like typing directly onto your blog page. It's blog theme aware. (you can't get more WYSIWYG than this)
And in another, you can edit the raw html.

Has preview so you can see how it will look in the blog before posting it. Lots of plugins available.

It is especially good for inserting images into posts, allowing resizing, effects, watermarking, creating a seperate thumbnail that can link to original, or even a resized image.

Also great for doing some offline blogging and posting later.

This is one of those applications that Microsoft did such a fantastic job on that I am amazed that it's for free.

And it seems that someone has even made it portable.

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Re: WordPress / online WYSIWYG html editor?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 03:36:55 PM »
so I'll stick with the <cr>

Umm, unless I am woefully behind the times, there is no such tag as <cr> in HTML. It doesn't exist. It must be something proprietary to whatever editor you are using.

And pay no attention to how it appears on your particular version of your particular browser on your particular operating system. You can't create web pages that way. The browser does what the browser wants. And on top of that the user will customize. If you want to worry about stuff like what you are describing, you will need to do it as an image.