[wp-hackers] Greetings from FCKeditor

Aaron D. Campbell wp-hackers at ezdispatch.com
Tue Mar 11 19:48:31 GMT 2008

I'm not speaking on behalf of WordPress either, but I like the idea of 
having both choices available in core, or at least a slightly more 
official plugin that works a little better (dean's is decent, but 
requires fixes to work on Linux, and has a few drawbacks: 
http://www.deanlee.cn/wordpress/fckeditor-for-wordpress-plugin/ ).  
Could we make both work, and allow the user to choose "Use tinyMCE 
visual editor" "Use FCKeditor visual editor" or "Don't use visual editor"

Alex Günsche wrote:
> Hi Frederico,
> On Tue, 2008-03-11 at 16:48 +0100, Frederico Caldeira Knabben wrote:
>> These are our first steps inside the WP devs territory, so please point me
>> to the right directions to expose our ideas to you. A nice option would be
>> having a quick chat with anyone or many of you, to catch up your
>> impressions. Feel free to send me a message directly in that case.
> I'm not speaking for WordPress or for the members of this list, but only
> for myself. Anyway, I'm afraid that chances aren't too good for other
> editors than TinyMCE in WordPress. TinyMCE is incorporated quite deeply
> into the WP admin area, and the WP TinyMCE contains much customization
> by the WP devs.
> Nevertheless, choice is usually a nice thing, and I know there are quite
> some people who replaced TinyMCE with FCKeditor by plugins or core
> hacks. However, in my opinion, offering a core choice in regards to the
> WYSIWYG editor used by WordPress would require some very good arguments,
> why TinyMCE is insufficient, or why FCKeditor is a good alternative, so
> good that it justifies the bunch of additional work for integrating
> another editor or abstracting the structures to allow other editors to
> plug in.
> But that's really just my two cents (and I don't even use WYSIWYG
> editors).
> Regards,
> Alex

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