WP Super Edit 2.4.7

This is the “Things might be a mess around here, but I’m still working release” for WP Super Edit 2.4.7. There are no new features or major changes for this release. This update should fix a couple of issues.

  1. Migrate from depreciated WordPress functions.
  2. Update included TinyMCE plugins to TInyMCE 3.5.8

You are welcome to contact me about current issues, or leave a comment here. I am incredibly busy, but I hope to try to keep up with issues as much as I can.

WP Super Edit 2.4.3

This update attempts to fix some issues related to multi-site languages and other problems I’ve experienced on some complex site configurations. I’ve also added some initial support for the Distraction Free Writing fullscreen button.

With the WP_Editor becoming a more solid API I may be able to make some more decent upgrades to WP Super Edit in 2012.

WP Super Edit 2.4

WP Super Edit 2.4 is now available from the WordPress.org Extend repository.

It was really time to refresh the included TinyMCE plugins and try to tackle some of the problems I created by moving some functions into separate plugins.

Here is a quick list of the notable changes.

  • Update included TinyMCE pluigns to TinyMCE version 3.9.3 package.
  •  Dependency checks for WP Super Edit sub-plugins.
  •  Introduce WP Super Edit Upgrade Utility Plugin to correct my old mistakes and remove depreciated plugins and buttons.
I found a few mistakes with some database stored settings, so I’ve created an WP Super Edit Upgrade Utility plugin that attempts to clean up any old issues in the database. It will deactivate the Theme Classes and Emoticon Plugins if they are active.
If you are still have some issues after activating the WP Super Edit Upgrade Utility plugin, then you will probably need to attempt to reinstall by pressing the Uninstall WP Super Edit Database Tables button and deactivating. Then reactivate the main WP Super Edit plugin before you activate any of the sub-plugins.
Of course if you still have some problems and things are still broken, be sure to post your gripes here or on WordPress.org. I’ll respond eventually!

WP Super Edit 2.3

I am ashamed to officially announce the immediate availability of the WP Super Edit 2.3 WordPress plugin! It’s about as ugly as it’s ever been with less mole-hairs!

I’ve been so busy that I’ve only been able to take occasional stabs at fixing problems and adding support for WordPress 3.x. As a visitor and user, I beg you to remember that I work for a terribly underfunded university in swamp people country. When I’m not doing that, I’m taking on small projects I can handle to pay those bills. I should also mention the lovely year we’ve had with pets dying, automobile accidents, surgeries, and other random calamities (I won’t say the H-word, but that damn Gustav passed over my house while Jim Cantore was staying two blocks away in 2008). It’s not all bad, just busy. The Saints did go to the Superbowl.

So, What’s the Good News?

A lot of part-time half-a$$ work brings WP Super Edit to version 2.3.

  • Fixed stupid install issues, so the plugin should work on those systems with problems.
  • Removed callback system and moved some external TinyMCE plugins into separate WordPress plugins. This might increase some performance.
  • Multi-site (beta©) support. If you complained about WP Super Edit creating tables in your database, well you can keep on whining for now because WordPress doesn’t yet have a robust method for storing complex Mult-site data yet.  Hey at least it isn’t gonna make three new tables for each sub-site, so smile!

And the Bad News?

So far I haven’t hit a major issue on the websites that are using this new version. If you find a fixable problem or feature and have a solution do not hesitate to contact me. Their may be some problems that could force some users to uninstall and reinstall the database tables. I also haven’t fixed the issues caused when a website is moved, that also requires reinstall of WP Super Edit database tables.

If you have problems you can always press that “Uninstall WP Super Edit Database Tables” button under the WP Super Edit Options tab. It will destroy any custom settings you’ve made, but it will clear out any issues that might have crept into the database over time. Performing the reinstall may be required for WordPress sites that have gone through a couple of versions of WP Super Edit.


If you’re brave or close to my level of stupidity, take a gander at the WP Super Emotions plugin and the tinymce_plugins/superemotions TinyMCE plugin. I’ve been using that as I learn more about WordPress and TinyMCE. It uses WordPress shortcodes and flips between the emoticon images and shortcodes in the editor. It also uses the currently messy activation and deactivation functions for adding buttons and plugins to WP Super Edit. That means that you should be able to build external WordPress TinyMCE plugins or buttons and add them to WP Super Edit. In the future I’d like to build an interface to edit the WP Super Edit database tables directly, but for now this is all I’ve got.

As always, leave a comment here (or on WordPress.org for issues with this version and have fun!

WP Super Edit 2.2

WP Super Edit 2.2 is now available for WordPress 2.8. I don’t know how I got this working so quickly. I’m always too busy!

WP Super Edit 2.2 has only been tested with WordPress 2.8. There are no new features at this time. I focused on some bug fixes and optimizations. I’ve done a quick cleanup and hopefully I’ve fixed some issues that made things more troublesome for some folks. Thanks vituko!

Since this plugin is dependant on WordPress and the TinyMCE editor, it makes it virtually impossible to maintain backwards compatiblity. I did backport one of the suggested fixes to WP Super Edit 2.1, so if you are still using WordPress 2.7 you might try downloading that version from the Older Versions area at WordPress.org.

I’ve been doing theme work lately, so the contact form for this site is broken. Please leave your comments here for issues or suggestions!

Saga of WP Super Edit

This is an experiment. It is a WordPress Draft post that has been edited since August 2006. Yea, 2 years set as a draft document. This draft post went through about a dozen WordPress versions and upgrades, but was never published. It’s naive, it’s meandering, it’s about a WordPress plugin called WP Super Edit that I wrote and how it matured. I did this draft post originally to test WP Super Edit during development. It’s silly, but I really don’t want to look at this draft every day. So enjoy the Saga of WP Super Edit! Continue reading “Saga of WP Super Edit”

WP Super Edit 2.1

This is a minor, yet major update for WP Super Edit. Mostly this version fixes a nasty oversight on my part and updates the plugin for better compatibility with the upcoming release of WordPress 2.7.

I also added Font Tools as WP Super Edit plugin instead of adding the Font Face and Font Size drop down menus to the basic list of TinyMCE options. After you update WP Super Edit, you can use the Rescan tinymce_plugins Folder option and have access to the Font Tools plugin. I have to keep this one separate so I can keep those menus out reach for my users.

I had to change the TinyMCE settings scanning that is done during installation since WordPress 2.7 changes the editor initialization. It really should not matter too much, and it is mostly designed as a method to capture other TinyMCE plugins that might be installed. Someday I would love to make it possible to add options to control the editor options added by other plugins, but that will be really complicated for sure.

Please feel free to leave any issues as a comment here.