This is new new Dialog


Old wordpress Add link dialog

In short, i want a list of some classes inside the add link dialog. Because this was default there might be a easy way to get it back like this?

Long: I like to have the ability to add classes to themes. I have found 2 plugins for that. One breaks tinymce and the other add link class plugin produces a hell of a lot notices (with WP_DEBUG enabled) but it works it puts a select box to tiny mce and there i can change classes. But i don't like it that way. It created span's when there is no link marked. Back in the days it was just like I want it now. Also there are all sort of wordpress default classes in that dropdown box a also don't like.

There is this question about it, but no good answers there, the author stated that he found a better way to accomplish his goal but did not bother to share it with us.


The easiest way is to use the plugin TinyMCE Advanced.

Enables the advanced features of TinyMCE, the WordPress WYSIWYG editor.

In its configuration page (Settings > TinyMCE Advanced), you'll find this option:

detail of tinymce configuration screen

That option will convert the pop-up window of the "Insert/Edit Link" button into this:

Insert/Edit Link tinymce popup window

Insert/Edit Link tinymce popup window - advanced tab

  • Unfortunately this is not working any more as of today.
    – kraftner
    Jul 6 '15 at 12:43
  • Any contemporary solution to this? The latest version of WP as of today is 4.7.5.
    – Fred Rocha
    Jun 1 '17 at 16:58
  • The solution now can be found using the same plugin but slightly different steps. See this thread from the plugin author: wordpress.org/support/topic/…
    – Elly Post
    Oct 8 '20 at 21:53

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