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What is the best, most full featured editor for Wordpress?

My client has tried CKEditor for WordPress and WP Super Edit. She doesn't like either because the seem to do 'funny' things on her. The behave eraticly etc.

Do you have a recommendation for a different editor to use?

Thanks,
Martin
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by:John-Charles-Herzberg
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This might help.  It is a list of 12 editors.

http://www.iamkarthik.com/12-wordpress-editors.html
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Those two are the big alternatives to TinyMCE and they do behave oddly at times.  Why does the client need to switch?
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I prefer using tinymce advanced. It's by far the best plug-in that you can use for in-site editing.

The best think about using TinyMce is it comes bundled with WordPress, so you don't have to worry about upgrades and compatibility.

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by:msnewmark
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jason1178 -
The client wants to switch because she gets frustrated using the ones I mentioned. I guess she feels they behave oddly enough of the time to drive her crazy.
-Martin
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by:Jason C. Levine
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I'm talking about switching from the default visual editor (which as jj74 notes is TinyMCE).  What problems is the client having with it?

IOW, maybe we can fix the issues with the default instead of trying to replace it.
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by:jeremyjared74
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If you want to change the styles for TinyMce to add custom colors, styles etc... you can try using the plugin tinymce-templates to customize it to better represent your theme:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tinymce-templates/

There are also external editors. I've used Quamana, but eventually switched back to tinymce advanced after the latest update.

Here are a few options that your client might like better (EXTERNAL EDITORS):
Quamana

Windows Live Writer

Scribe Fire (Firefox Plug-in)
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by:jeremyjared74
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One thing to keep in mind, when using a visual editor to format HTML there is always going to be small issues. It's a trade off for not knowing HTML. The only way to have complete control over the output is to edit in HTML mode. I'm sure this isn't an option, but TinyMce is about as good as it gets for visual editing blogs.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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>> when using a visual editor to format HTML there is always going to be small issues.

Which are exacerbated by a non-technical user trying to paste from Word and getting all agitated when the craptacular Word markup doesn't show up nicely in TinyMCE (or any other editor, for that matter).

I'm constantly fighting to educate end users to not format in Word if the end result is a web-based rich-text editor :)
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by:msnewmark
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Thanks all. I will go back to square one TinyMce with my client and assess exactly what her fuss is all about and post it here.
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by:msnewmark
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jason1178-
That's a good point. I'll make sure to pass it on to my client.
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by:c_a_n_o_n
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A simple little freeware external program and a favorite of mine is BlogDesk
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by:subhashchy
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Windows Live writer and MS word 2010 both works great for me. BlogDesk is good as well but with limited features.

I would suggest go for live writer,it gives you complete Preview and edit source control with lot of plugins.
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subhashchy,

How do you use Word 2010 to edit blogs?

Thanks,
Martin
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