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WordPress Editor Styles

Well, I’ve just read this article by Tom McFarlin about the Editor Styles Feature in WordPress and I have to admit, I am a bit ashamed. Well, I’ve heard about this function, but honestly I never cared. Well, I never looked it up to see, what this function actually does. But its really amazing:

Allows theme developers to link a custom stylesheet file to the TinyMCE visual editor

So, with this function, you are actually able to make the WYSIWYG-editor of WordPress really to an WYSIWYG-editor. Well, at least, you are able to come close to it. Well, I got used to it, but I remember myself being disappointed about the difference of the look and feel between the editor and the acutall blogpost. Thanks to Tom, I know: My fault!

And I totally agree with him, when he states:

For whatever it’s worth, this is something that I believe that premium themes should include out of the box – it’s a non-negotiable. If someone is paying for a premium-grade product, then there are certain features that should be standard for each of those features.

Good, that I don’t have any premium themes out there yet…
Thanks for this post. It was an eye opener and I will start to get a closer look to this function from tomorrow (just working on a theme for one of my clients and somehow, this means also producing premium themes).

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Seine erste Webseite hat David Remer 1998 in HTML verfasst. Wenig später war er fasziniert von DHTML und JavaScript. Nach jahrelanger Freelancerei arbeitete er zunächst für Inpsyde und ist heute Entwickler bei Automattic. Außerdem hat er das Buch "WordPress für Entwickler" verfasst.

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