TinyMCE Advanced introduces a “Classic Paragraph” block and a “Hybrid Mode” for the new Block Editor (Gutenberg).
If you are not quite ready to switch to the Block Editor, or have plugins that cannot be used there (yet), using the Classic Paragraph block and Hybrid Mode is your best option.
It lets you to continue to use the familiar TinyMCE editor for most tasks, and at the same time gives you full access to all blocks and new features in the Block Editor.
Version 5.0 is a major update of TinyMCE Advanced. It introduces additional buttons and settings for the “Rich Text” toolbars in the Block Editor. Similarly to the Classic Editor toolbars, most of the buttons can be added, removed or rearranged.
If you want to continue to use the previous (“classic”) editor in WordPress 5.0 and newer, this plugin has an option to replace the new editor with the previous one. If you prefer to have access to both editors side by side or to allow your users to switch editors, it would be better to install the Classic Editor plugin. TinyMCE Advanced is fully compatible with the Classic Editor plugin and similar plugins that restore use of the previous WordPress editor.
As always this plugin will let you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on the Visual Editor toolbar in the Classic Paragraph and Classic blocks in the new Block Editor, and in the Classic Editor (when enabled by a plugin). There you can configure up to four rows of buttons including Font Sizes, Font Family, text and background colors, tables, etc.
It includes 15 plugins for TinyMCE that are automatically enabled or disabled depending on the buttons you have chosen.
In addition this plugin adds options for keeping the paragraph tags in text mode and importing the CSS classes from the theme’s editor-style.css.
Some of the features added by this plugin
Hybrid mode that lets you use the best of both editors.
Includes a “Classic Paragraph” Block that can be used instead of or together with the default Paragraph Block.
Supports converting of most default blocks to “classic” paragraphs, and from classic paragraphs back to the default blocks.
Support for creating and editing tables in the Classic Blocks and the Classic Editor.
More options when inserting lists in the Classic Blocks and the Classic Editor.
Search and Replace in the Classic Blocks and the Classic Editor.
Ability to set Font Family and Font Sizes in the Classic Blocks and the Classic Editor.
And many others.
TinyMCE Advanced does not collect or store any user related data. It does not set cookies, and it does not connect to any third-party websites. It only uses functionality that is available in WordPress, and in the TinyMCE editor.
In that terms TinyMCE Advanced does not affect your website’s user privacy in any way.
Best is to install directly from WordPress. If manual installation is required, please make sure that the plugin files are in a folder named “tinymce-advanced” (not two nested folders) in the WordPress plugins folder, usually “wp-content/plugins”.
I see an error like: “Failed to load plugin from url…”
These errors are usually caused by the file in question being blocked by some security setting on the server, or (rarely) by caching issues or wrong permissions.
The first step to debug this is to try to access the file directly in the browser (i.e. copy the URL and paste in the browser and press Enter).
If you see the file (that’s usually minified JS, so it is all on one line) chances are it was some sort of caching issue that is now resolved. Try using the editor again.
If you see an HTTP error (like 403 or 500) best would be to contact your web hosting company for help. In some cases deleting and re-installing the plugin may help.
Tables look different (inline styles are missing) when I insert a table
How tables are formatted depends on two things:
1. Settings for the “table” plugin in TinyMCE.
2. Whether you resize the table by dragging.