Yesterday i’ve released my newest plugin for WordPress, WYSIWYG Widgets. The name says pretty much all there is to say but let’s get into detail on what this plugin does and why you should use it. Nothing says more then screenshots right?
After installing this plugin you should see the above block appearing as a widget you can use. Let’s drag this widget to one of my widget areas and see what it does.
Nothing fancy so far. This looks just like WordPress’ default Text widget?! Let’s click the textarea to insert some text or html.
Whoa. This WYSIWYG (that looks quite familiar from the post editor) just popped up. This is where you (or your client) can easily produce HTML (and inline CSS) mark-up without actually having to know any HTML. When you’re done creating stunning content just click the ‘Send to widget’ and the HTML gets inserted in your widget’s textarea.
All the features you love from WordPress’ default post editor now available to use in your widgets. Media uploading and inserting, easy bullet lists, linking to other pages on your blog, colors, pretty much whatever you like.
One last screenshot, showing the WYSIWYG Widgets editor filled with some content.