How To Add More Buttons To WordPress Post Editor

Add more buttons to wordpress visual editor

WordPress Visual Editor has some decent buttons which are almost enough to create an amazing blog post. But if you want to change the Font size, Font family or background color of the text, you need to do it manually by using HTML.

It might be tough if you don’t have any HTML knowledge. Luckily, WordPress Visual Editor is TinyMCE – an open source WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) editor. Like everything, you can enhance it by using a plugin.

There is an awesome plugin named TinyMCE Advanced that allows you to add more buttons to WordPress Visual Editor. The amazing thing about the plugin is, it lets you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on your Visual Editor.

You will be able to access a lot of features that are not available in default Visual Editor. Here are some noticeable features of the plugin:

  • Enabling TinyMCE menu.
  • Creating and editing tables.
  • Several options for listings.
  • Changing Font family and Font size.
  • Ability to search and replace in the editor.
  • And more.

How to Add More Buttons to Visual Editor

At first, you need to install the plugin. You can find TinyMCE Advanced plugin here.

Once you’ve activated the plugin, go to WordPress dashboard > Setting and click on ‘TinyMCE Advanced’.

Then you’ll be landed a page like this one.

tinymce advanced setting

You can see all the additional buttons under ‘Unused Buttons’. Just drag buttons from ‘Unused Buttons’ and drop them to the toolbar. You can remove buttons from toolbar by dropping them to the Unused buttons.

You can also rearrange the buttons in the toolbar by using drag & drop. Once you’ve done, click on ‘Save Changes’ button.

Now your WordPress Post Editor will be look like this: (If it doesn’t show the all buttons, click on ‘Toolbar Toggle’ button)

more buttons on WordPress Visual Editor

Yes, it has changed completely. Now you have more buttons to customize and style your new blog post. Another amazing thing about the plugin is, it will import styles from your CSS.

Your Turn

I would highly suggest you to use this plugin to enhance your Visual Editor and to make your post more attractive. Once you start publishing nicely formatted WordPress blog posts, it will improve reader experience and increase your blog authority. And it will make your life easier by saving your time.

One response to “How To Add More Buttons To WordPress Post Editor”

  1. Manik Avatar

    Hi Istiak,
    Thanks for introducing with TinyMCE Plugin and details on how to use it. This is really awesome and hope it will make WordPress use more easy and effective. :)

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