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A WordPress Formatting Manifesto

Remove: center, right, more tag, kitchen sink, underline, full justify, text color, heading 1, heading 5, heading 6. Move: strikethrough, blockquote, formats dropdown, pre.

I recently released the MRW Web Design Simple TinyMCE plugin for WordPress. It’s a plugin that came directly out of the work I do to serve clients and make using WordPress as easy as possible. In this post, I want to share how I made the final decisions for what buttons I removed from the default WordPress editor, and provide a framework for what it means to format content well on the web.