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I've seen a few plugins that add rich text editing to the default "Text" Widget. However, all of the ones I've tested are either too complicated (or try to do too much) or don't work properly with the latest WP versions.

I'm just looking for a simple rich text toolbar with a minimal feature set (basic formatting and lists), image upload and hyperlink tool.

Ideally, I'd like to find one that does not require a separate window to handle rich text. Just a simple tab to switch between html and wysiwyg.

Any suggestions or recommendations?

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"image upload" is anything but simple –  onetrickpony Jun 30 '11 at 19:52
    
I can imagine, but aren't the bits already in place in WP core? I'd take it without, but it would be nice to have. Not a must by any means though, since the media manager is only a few clicks away. Image selection from an existing repository would be nice. –  N2Mystic Jun 30 '11 at 22:59
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I've never found one that was reliable and/or not a huge resource/memory drain. :( I ended up using the very handy "Page in Widget" plugin instead - it has the advantage of all the functionality of a regular editable page and your widget content won't accidentally get wiped, which has happened to me far too often.

Sorry not to have the perfect solution. Will check back to see if others do! :)

Michelle

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You may want to try the Black Studio TinyMCE Widget plugin, which adds a WYSIWYG text widget based on the standard TinyMCE WordPress editor.

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Note: I did not mention I am the plugin's author, so if you decide to try it, your feedback would be welcome. Thanks. –  marcochiesi Nov 13 '11 at 19:54
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I've started to use this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wysiwyg-widgets/ (WYSIWYG Widgets) and it seems to work pretty well. I ran into a few weird glitches with it initially - but clicking "save" on the widget each time before editing it again seems to get rid of the random glitches I was seeing.

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Use the Spots plugin, it gives you exactly what you want, adds post shortcodes, and allows you to reuse content

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You can find it here:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/spots/

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Just want to give some feedback on my experience trying to find a good, reliable WYSIWYG widget editor. I've tried 5 different ones in the past 2 hours, and 4 of them all have issues.

The one that works best is the Black Studio TinyMCE editor mentioned above, so Marcochiesi, thanks for creating a nice simple editor! It works great!

The others had strange glitches and just didn't do the job.

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Sorry, but this is not an answer. –  toscho Nov 2 '12 at 21:14
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You can do it easily with this line

the_editor( 'Content to be in the editor', $field_name );
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