How to use Visual Editor to Create Widgets in WordPress


How to Use Visual Editor to Create Widgets in WordPress
Flavia Woodworth

WordPress widgets make things easier for beginners. Previously, we showed you how you can make your own custom WordPress widget, and how to make text widgets colorful and fun. We also showed how to add widgets in post or page content. But a beginner level user who has never written HTML markup would probably be unable to add any images or links (very basic essentials) in a plain text widget. In this article, we will show you how to use visual editor to create widgets in WordPress.

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Aline Knutson

That’s not the problem I’m having. The problem I’m having is that it completely changes my coding. While the result is the same on the webpage, the coding completely changes when I go from text to visual, which you have to do when you save it. The point is, I want complete control over the widget area in a box that should not be rich text or visual. I have rectified the issue by doing the downgrade on WP and updating the database. All is back to normal. I won’t update until this issue is corrected (hopefully) in the next release. But thank you for the work around.

How to add a Visual Editor into WordPress Widgets
Francie Carver

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. The default WordPress text widget lacks of functionalities and it requires HTML knowledge, this plugin was born to overcome these limitations. 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.

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Allison Hanson

The previous version with the option “treat the “change-line” as paragraph”, the option “auto generate paragraphs” was an infringement to concepts but it was an option, then the code (syntax is generally tested by other ways) was always preserved when the option was not choosen.
Generally if the basic html rule were used into the html code the result using this option was an invalid code able to crash any site, server and browser if the content was not a very simple text.

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Perla Thorne

That said, the new 4.8.1 (in beta now btw, in case you’d like to try it: [https://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/#beta-and-rc]) includes a new “Custom HTML” widget—much akin to the venerated ‘Classic Text Widget’ [https://wordpress.org/plugins/classic-text-widget/] many of us have had to resort to since the WordPress 4.8 release.

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