Free WordPress for Nonprofits Event Next Week / New Plugin!

It’s Thursday and I’m posting on the blog! That’s how you can tell this is important!

Free Nonprofit WordPress Event Next Week!

Next week, Mike Brogan and I will be giving a free presentation about choosing WordPress plugins and then holding a “WordPress Work Lab” for nonprofit staff!

How to Pick a WordPress Plugin / WordPress Work & Support Lab

Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

2100 Building, Seattle, WA
2100 24th Avenue South
Community Room A
Seattle, WA 98144

You can view the full event description or RSVP right here:

This event is free for nonprofit staff and part of the 501 Commons Talks Tech series.

New Plugin: MRW Web Design Simple TinyMCE

Last night, I launched a new free WordPress plugin in the repository: MRW Web Design Simple TinyMCE. The plugin takes the rather-cluttered WordPress text editor ((TinyMCE is the name of the specific text editor WordPress uses. It’s probably the most common rich text editor on the web.)) , cleans up the buttons into a single row of only the most useful ones, and provides a couple handy features for developers to add custom styles to text via the editor.

I’ve used this plugin on client sites for a couple years —and my own! I’m using it right now, in fact—so it’s something I believe in and know works well.

Here’s the normal WordPress editor without the plugin:

The default WordPress Text Editor

Here’s the cleaned up editor after you’ve activated the plugin:

Text Editor After Installing MRW Web Design Simple TinyMCE

There’s actually a whole philosophy behind the choices I made regarding buttons, but I’ll save that for another post. What I can say for sure is that every site I build comes with this plugin turned on and people don’t miss the buttons that are removed.

Download MRW Web Design Simple TinyMCE

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