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!