TinyMCE Advanced Configuration for WordPress Tips

Extending TinyMCE Default Whitelist for HTML5 Element Tags

Having said that, I was reviewing a very interesting video from MaAnna Stephenson of blogaid.net about TinyMCE Advanced Configuration. If you don’t already have it, the link is at https://wordpress.org/plugins/tinymce-advanced/. I’m also using this plugin and her video helped me eliminate useless buttons and set a few settings that I had not done before. Her video will feature at the end of mine. I urge you to watch it!

TinyMCE is an open source project. This project is used in a variety of other open source projects aside from WordPress.  It first launched in 2003 according to their copyright claim at http://www.tinymce.com/. It is platform independent web-based JavaScript WYSIWYG HTML editor released as open source under LGPL. TinyMCE enables you to convert HTML TEXTAREA fields or other HTML elements to editor instances.

The WordPress plugin I’m talking about allows advanced HTML5 coders to add more tag attributes that normally would be stripped away in a default installation of WordPress. This is especially useful if you intend to add JSON+LD or Microformatting. Here’s why I am using it:

  1. Microdata formats need more element attributes
  2. iframe code is often stripped away
  3. Gives you more leeway to markup code the way you want it.

Get your copy from https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-tinymce-configuration/

Here’s the value I have added. Feel free to fork the gist and extend to your liking.

Advance TinyMCE Configuration from Github

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