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I hate the built-in WYSWIG editor for WordPress. (EDIT: Editors of the sites I support hate it, which in turn makes more work for me. Hence, I hate it.) I know there are some alternatives out there, but I'm curious what the more functional and usable ones are?

Issues that I hear:

  • The text auto formatting either a) adds html or b) strips html. This is annoying.

  • The view within the preview section doesn't use the stylesheets of the web site itself, so it's not really WYSIWYG

  • What about it do you hate? – MikeSchinkel Mar 3 '11 at 20:12
  • I shouldn't say hate. I use the html editor. What I hate is that I have to support a team of people who hate the editor :p – Dan Gayle Mar 3 '11 at 20:26
  • More specifically what attributes about it do they hate? Replacing it with one having those same attributes would be a waste. Maybe update your question with more details? – MikeSchinkel Mar 3 '11 at 21:22
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    You know you can fix the second issue: wdmac.com/… – mtekk Mar 3 '11 at 23:49
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when one of my clients have doesn't like the TinyMCE editor i add the Dean's FCKEditor For WordPress plugin that integrates the ckeditor and install the office 2003 skin for it so they find it easier to use.

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You can use client blogging tools such as

This might get round their objections - Live Writer can definitely preview using site stylesheets

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