One of the coolest features about WordPress’s widget areas is that they have text-only widgets that you can use to stick little bits and pieces of text into your sidebars or other widgetized zones. The not cool thing about this feature is that it doesn’t really have any editing features, so if you can’t code or access your site’s CSS files, your widget text has the potential to look really boring and dull. If you’re not a coder but still want to be able to edit and add text to those widget areas without it looking super plain, Black Studio’s TinyMCE Widget is probably perfect for you.

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This widget adds a visual text editor to those text widgets that WordPress provides you for the widget areas. With the visual text editor, you can format all of your text so that you don’t have to use CSS or StyleSheets to give your text some flair. The rich text editor is What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) style, and has many features. You can switch easily between rich text mode and HTML mode if you feel like you might want to see or edit the HTML tags. You can insert media like images and videos from your WordPress media library. You can insert links, you can see a live preview, and you can use a full-screen editing mode. In terms of editing features, the editor gives you access to just about every single feature that you’d have access to using WordPress’s built-in WYSIWYG editor that you use to compose your pages and posts, so even the least tech savvy people should feel comfortable using this plugin (but developers will feel comfortable using it too because of the option to switch to HTML mode). If you have a lot of text widgets that you want to add style to in your widget zones, this is the plugin for you.

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