Wed 22 Mar 2006
After years of using WordPress's standard post editing interface, I find the WYSIWYG editor included in WordPress 2.0 to be extremely annoying. I like to enter tags manually, and I don't like them being entered on my behalf. This reminds me of MS Word's annoying auto-complete features where it formats text for you when you don't ask it to, which of course means I have to hit Ctrl+Z about a million times a day.
Anyway, it took me a while to figure out how to turn the editor off, and I thought I'd share. It turns out the thing is called a 'visual rich editor' and to turn it off you go to the WordPress admin. panel, select the 'Users' tab, scroll down to the bottom, and uncheck the box for 'Use the visual rich editor when writing'.
Thank God it's gone!