[wp-hackers] Let's whip WYSIWYG
m at mullenweg.com
Mon Jun 13 20:54:49 GMT 2005
At its heart WordPress is a writing application. I think much of the
project's success can be attributed to the fact that it does a fairly
good job at getting out of your way and letting user's focus on creating
and editing their content.
Their are two notable gaps in WordPress here: WYSIWYG support,
auto-save, and spell checking. There are plugins for both of these, but
they tend to not integrate as well as they could and the spelling
checkers aren't usually compatible with the rich editors.
The first step is deciding on a WYSIWYG editor, since that's the
foundation we're going to have to work with for spelling and auto-save.
I've started a list of the open source ones I could find here:
Feel free to expand the list. We can also capture the discussion from
this list to that page for later reference.
My out-of-the-box favorite is WidgEditor, but it seems to have a lot of
bugs left to work out. The most active seems to be FCKeditor.
http://photomatt.net | http://wordpress.org
http://pingomatic.com | http://cnet.com
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