10 Free WordPress WYSIWYG Editors to Publish Blog Posts Effortlessly

Written By Sam on 12 December 2009
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WordPress is one of the most used blogging platform by many bloggers. Though there are many free blogging platforms, when it comes to professional blogging many people prefer WordPress as their platform. The other reason is that you can get WordPress for FREE, but you have to just pay for your webhosting. So once you have chosen your blogging platform the other thing that you need to choose is an Editor to write your blog posts. Blogging gets complicated and time-consuming without a proper editor.

10 Free WordPress Blog WYSIWYG Editors to Publish Blog Posts Effortlessly

Personally i’m very much happy with the default editor that is provided with WordPress, but there are many people out there are who are really unhappy with the default WordPress editor. But luckily there are many WYSIWYG editors that support WordPress. WYSIWYG stands for “What You See Is What You Get“, which means the final output of the editor will be the same as what you have typed. So if you are looking for a WordPress editor then you can try out one of the below mentioned application.

Best WordPress WYSIWYG Editors

BlogDesk

BlogDesk is a freeware and offline weblog client, which makes it easy to write and effortlessly publish new entries to your blog. Using BlogDesk, you can publish to multiple blogs simultaneously without much effort. It features an ImageWizard through which you can directly insert the images onto the blog. Even Thumbnails can be created very easily. It acts as an offline weblog client and has a Technorati Tags Generator, which allows you to easily define and insert tags instead of retyping them. The best thing I liked is that when you link to local files such as MP3 or PDF, BlogDesk will automatically upload them.

blogdesk-wordpress-editor

TinyMCE Advanced WordPress Plugin

TinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor. For WordPress you can install TinyMCE Advanced which adds 15 plugins to TinyMCE and is free of cost. These plugins include Advanced hr, Advanced Image, Advanced Link, Context Menu, Emotions (Smilies), Full Screen, IESpell, Layer, Media, Non breaking, Print, Search and Replace, Style, Table, Visual Characters and XHTML Extras. It also adds many additional features to the editor which include – Importing all CSS classes from the main theme stylesheet and add them to a drop-down list, Support for making and editing tables, In-line css styles, Advanced link and image dialogs that offer a lot of options, Search and Replace while editing and Support for XHTML specific tags.

TinyMCE Advanced - WordPress Editor

WP Super Edit WordPress Plugin

WP Super Edit is a free WordPress plugin, designed to give some control over the visual / WYSIWYG editor and adds extra functionality to the default editor without modifying the WordPress core files. It acts as a framework for TinyMCE visual editor plugins and buttons, which allows or users to arrange buttons and add TinyMCE plugins to the visual editor. Notable features include Multi-user modes for editor button settings, Drag and Drop interface for arranging the visual editor buttons, WP Super Edit uses separate database tables for its settings and is easy to install and remove, Options for allowing users to configure visual editor settings and more.

WP Super Edit WordPress Plugin

Qumana Blog Editor

Qumana is a free and easy-to-use stand-alone desktop blogging tool through which you can blog from a home PC or Mac and then upload it to your website. Qumana can be used even when you are offline. It features an option to save your blog posts to your hard drive and upload whenever you desire. Qumana features include easy text formatting and image insertion and simple Technorati tagging.

Qumana Blog Editor

Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is a free desktop application from Microsoft. Windows Live Writer makes composing blog posts easier. It includes many enhanced features like WYSIWYG Authoring, Photo Publishing, Map Publishing, and a Writer SDK. The SDK is very useful for advanced users and developers to publish additional content types. This Writer is not only great for Windows Live Spaces but also works well with other many other weblogs including Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, and WordPress. Few features of Window Live Writer include Twitter, Digg, and Flickr Plug-ins, Enables Tabbed view switching, Supports bidirectional languages and Additional spell checking languages: Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, English (Australia), Estonian, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish, and Ukrainian and New border treatments (including Instant Photo) with abilities to Crop, tilt and insert photos.

Windows Live Writer

ScribeFire Blog Editor

ScribeFire is a free blog editor that integrates with your Firefox browser and lets you post to your blog effortlessly. It comes free of cost and includes many enhanced features embedded in it. It is on Mozilla’s list of recommended add-ons, and is one of the highest rated add-ons in the “Social & Communication” category. It facilities drag and drop feature which can be used to drag-and-drop formatted text from pages you are browsing, take notes, and post onto your blog. Apart from WordPress ScribeFire also supports Movable Type, Drupal, Textpattern, Roller, Blogger and MetaWeblog API.

ScribeFire Blog Editor

Monsters Editor for WP Super Edit

Monsters Editor for WP Super Edit brings the magic of Fckeditor back to TinyMCE. You can either customize Fckeditor with fckeditor_config.js or update to the newest version of Fckeditor by yourself using Monsters Editor. It features Kae’s File Manager (KFM) as file browser, a WordPress Read More, and is flexibility to open in separate windows.

FCKEditor for WordPress

FCKEditor is a web based WYSIWYG html editor, which is fully featured and absolutely free. It is light weighted and is compatible with most Internet browsers. It features excellent interface and built-in File and Upload Managers which make its utilization most inevitable. Features of FCKEditor include – Replacing the default wordpress editor with CKEditor, Post comment with CKEditor to provide styled and colorful comments, Build-in File manager and upload manager, Build-in WordPress “read more” Button, Control output format and Customizable toolbar buttons.

Apart from the above applications and plugins there are other paid applications like RocketPost and BlogJet. You can even use Microsoft Word 2007 for publishing posts to blogs running on WordPress, TypePad, Blogger, and Live Spaces. So be wise whilst selecting the blogging tool for writing and publishing blog posts and get effective work done in minimal time.

3 Responses to “10 Free WordPress WYSIWYG Editors to Publish Blog Posts Effortlessly”

  1. rakesh says:

    This applications is very helpful for wordpress users. thanks for info

  2. Wiktor says:

    How about another plugin? 😉

    CKEditor For WordPress

    It is a completely new plugin that integrates CKEditor with WordPress. Although the plugin is in beta stage, it already has some cool features, like dedicated plugins for some most popular WordPress extensions and lots of configuration options.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ckeditor-for-wordpress/

  3. This could be just what I am looking for to edit the theme we have. I simply wanted to add more space at the top under our navigation bar so that I could add some pictures. Thanks and will keep you posted.

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