MRW Web Design

WordPress Plugins

MRW Web Design has made and released a number of plugins for WordPress. Each plugin addresses a personal need or that of a client and was released so that the work may benefit everyone in the WordPress community of users and developers.

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MRW Simplified Editor

Plugin banner with Block Editor. Title of post says "Just write. Just right." Super-imposed with icons of paragraph, heading, and image.
Plugin Banner: Single row WordPress text editor highlighted

This plugin significantly pares down the features of both WordPress editors—the block editor and the classic editor—in order to encourage editing best practices. An explanation for removing buttons appeared on my blog in “A WordPress Formatting Manifesto.” I install this on every site I build and I use it on my own site. It’s faster to use and results in the best possible long-term results.

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MRW Simplified Editor on Github

Post Type Archive Descriptions

Screenshot of a "Books" post type archive description

A plugin largely for developers. This makes it easy to add text at the top of the page listing all posts in a “Custom Post Type”. As appears in the banner screenshot, this might be a page listing all Books or, as on this site, Projects or Testimonials. More modern WordPress themes that use the correct function, work with this plugin out of the box!

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Post Type Archive Descriptions on Github

Post Status Menu Items

Plugin Banner: Screenshots of post statuses

A simple plugin for people who have lots of in-progress Posts on their site. This plugin saves some clicks and provides a quick overview of how many posts are in each status. Learn more about Post Status Menu Items.

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Hawaiian Characters

Hawaii Islands & Letters with Special Diacritical Marks
WordPress Special Characters Popup with Added Hawaiian Characters

Built following a client request and a lobbying effort to change WordPress, the Hawaiian Characters plugin makes it easier to insert the special diacritical mark—called a kahako—required to spell many Hawaiian words.

This plugin requires the Insert Special Characters plugin to work with the Block Editor.

Despite its low usage and very simple code, this might be the plugin I’m proudest of, and it’s actively used by two of my clients!

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Hawaiian Characters on Github

Feature a Page Widget

Plugin Banner: Three layouts and admin interface

A widget with an easy-to-use interface to create a short summary of and link to an existing Page in any Sidebar. My most popular plugin. Learn more about Feature a Page Widget.

Note: This plugin is not being actively developed and now requires the Classic Widgets plugin to properly function.

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A cute bunny in some verdant grass
Checkboxes with carrt

By far, my least important plugin. When installed, the plugin immediately replaces all check marks and radio button dots in the WordPress admin with carrots. This plugin is compatible with both the Classic and Block Editor


Because you can.

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Adopted Away & Abandoned Plugins

These plugins are no longer maintained by me or at all.

Adopted: Advanced Custom Fields Repeater & Flexible Content Fields Collapser

March 2017: This plugin was adopted by Aaron Rutley. Aaron will continue supporting and improving the features in this plugin!

Another small but useful administration plugin built specifically for the Advanced Custom Fields plugin’s Repeater add-on. Allows each repeated row to be toggled open and closed for easy reordering.

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Fork Advanced Custom Fields Repeater & Flexible Content Fields Collapser on GitHub

WP Inline Access

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An experimental plugin for making websites easier to understand and edit for new WordPress site administrators. Originally proposed in the article “A New WordPress Editing Concept: Inline Access” and expanded upon in “WP Inline Access: Where Does It Go From Here?” Presented to the Seattle WordPress Meetup October 2013 Meetup and at InfoCamp 2013.

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Fork WP Inline Access on GitHub