Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

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This plugin adds a new Visual Editor widget type that allows you to insert rich text and media objects in your sidebars with no hassle. With Black Studio TinyMCE Widget you will be able to edit your widgets in a WYSIWYG manner using the native WordPress TinyMCE editor, just like you do in posts and pages. And if you are a developer you may still switch back and forth from Visual to HTML mode.

For years the default WordPress text widget has been very basic and it required HTML knowledge to add formatting and images/media to the text. This plugin was born in 2011 to overcome these limitations. After a long time, in June 2017, version 4.8 of WordPress finally introduced a new text widget that included the ability to manage text widgets with the visual editor. The new widget available in WordPress core could now be used as a basic replacement of Black Studio TinyMCE Widget, but the plugin still offers some additional features, so it remains a must-have for advanced users.

Basic Features

  • Add rich text widgets to your sidebars and edit them using the TinyMCE visual editor
  • Switch between Visual mode and HTML mode (including Quicktags toolbar)
  • Insert images, videos, and other media from WordPress Media Library
  • Insert links to existing WordPress pages/posts or external resources
  • Support for shortcodes, smilies and embed in widget text (including preview)
  • Support for Customizer with live preview and quick edit
  • Support for widgets accessibility mode
  • Compatible with multi-site (WordPress networks)
  • Compatible with the most common multi-language plugins
  • Compatible with Page Builder plugin by SiteOrigin
  • Translations available in 20+ languages

Advanced Features

These features are what makes this plugin better than the WordPress (4.8+) native widget:

  • Full featured TinyMCE Visual Editor (the same you have for pages and posts)
  • Wide text area for an enhanced editing experience
  • Compatible with 3rd party TinyMCE customization plugins (TinyMCE Advanced, WP Edit, ...)
  • Support for distraction-free (fullscreen) editing mode
  • Option to "Automatically add paragraphs" to widget text

About the plugin

The story of the plugin was featured in a talk at WordCamp Europe 2018 in Belgrade. See the video Once upon a time, there was a plugin... on WordPress.tv.

Links

  • Author's web site
  • Plugin's page
  • FAQ
  • Support forum
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Get involved

  • Developers can contribute to the source code on our GitHub repository.
  • Translators can contribute through the Official WordPress Translation platform.
  • Users can contribute by leaving a 5 stars review or making a donation.

Releases (77 )

Version Release Date Change Log
2.6.9 2019-07-10

(2019-07-10) = * Fixed compatibility issue with WP Page Widget plugin

2.6.8 2019-03-06

(2019-03-06) = * Fixed compatibility issue with Elementor Page Builder

2.6.7 2019-02-07

(2019-02-07) = * Fix z-index issue with flyout admin menu

2.6.6 2019-01-29

(2019-01-29) = * Fixed issue that was causing lots of auto-drafts when used in conjunction with WP 5 Block Editor and Page Builder by SiteOrigin

2.6.5 2019-01-09

(2019-01-09) = * Fixed missing dashicons issue (compatibility with WP 5 Block editor and Page Builder by SiteOrigin)

2.6.4 2018-11-29

(2018-11-29) = * Fixed z-index issue causing newly created widgets to go behind admin menu on small screens

2.6.3 2018-11-01

(2018-11-01) = * Fixed buggy positioning on Customizer with large screens * Updated documentation

2.6.2 2018-02-27

(2018-02-27) = * Fixed conflict that was causing widget-specific warning messages to be moved to the top of the page

2.6.1 2017-12-13

(2017-12-13) = * Fixed bug related to WPML String Translation filters

2.6.0 2017-11-17

(2017-11-17) = * Compatibility update for WPML 3.8 * Added filter black_studio_tinymce_widget_additional_fields * Fixed issue on Page Builder Widgets being inadvertently translated * Updated translations

2.5.1 2017-10-01

(2017-10-01) = *Hotfix for Page Builder / Elementor compatibility

2.5.0 2017-09-30

(2017-10-01) = * Fixed compatibility issue with Elementor Page Builder plugin (auto-disabled when editing a page with Elementor) * Fixed compatibility issue with WP Page Widget and WPML (widgets added in a page will not be translated) * Added checks on user meta usage (not allowed on VIP)

2.4.2 2017-08-04

(2017-08-04) = * Fixed other additional z-index issues on TinyMCE panels

2.4.1 2017-08-03

(2017-08-04) = * Fixed additional z-index issues on TinyMCE panels

2.4.0 2017-08-03

(2017-08-04) = * Prevent JS errors and display warning when visual editor is disabled in profile settings * Fixed z-index issue on TinyMCE panels * Added Mexican Spanish translation * Updated other language translations

2.3.2 2017-04-13

(2017-04-13) = * Added Indonesian, Occitan and Portuguese translations * Updated other language translations

2.3.1 2017-01-31

(2016-11-18) = * Fix: Prevent unwanted translations for widget titles when WPML Widgets plugin is active

2.3.0 2016-11-17

(2016-11-17) = * Enhanced integration with WPML and Page Builder * Added new action hooks (black_studio_tinymce_before_widget and black_studio_tinymce_after_widget)

2.2.12 2016-09-23

(2016-09-23) = * Fixed issue with Page Builder's Live Editor

2.2.11 2016-08-19

(2016-08-19) = * Fixed compatibility issue with Polylang in Customizer

2.2.10 2016-06-08

(2016-06-08) = * Fixed menubar transparency issue with Page Builder + TinyMCE Advanced

2.2.9 2016-04-22

(2016-04-22) = * Fixed compatibility issue with Page Builder + WPML String Translation * Fixed minor z-index issue with new inline link dialog (WordPress 4.5)

2.2.8 2015-09-16

(2015-09-16) = * Fixed link dialog z-index issue in Customizer

2.2.7 2015-09-03

(2015-09-03) = * Fixed issue with Customizer when clicking on the widget title arrow (courtesy of Syhlver)

2.2.6 2015-08-25

(2015-07-24) = * Fixed content duplication issue with Page Builder + WPML String Translation

2.2.5 2015-07-11

(2015-07-11) = * Fixed z-index issue on Styles dropdown in Customizer * Added workaround to avoid glitches in Customizer * Fixed extra slashes in inclusions using plugin_dir_path * Added Persian translation (courtesy of WP-Translation.org team on Transifex)

2.2.4 2015-05-14

(2015-05-14) = * Fixed issue with WordPress Theme Customizer * For developers: added ability to create subclasses of WP_Widget_Black_Studio_TinyMCE class (courtesy of @andreamk) * Added Khmer and updated Spanish translations (courtesy of WP-Translation.org team on Transifex)

2.2.3 2015-02-17

(2015-02-17) = * Fixed bug on reordering gallery images * Added czech and lithuanian translations (courtesy of WP-Translation.org team on Transifex)

2.2.2 2014-12-24

(2014-12-24) = * Fixed bug on visual/text mode not being saved in WordPress 4.1 * Updated German and French translations * Added support for Composer dependency manager (courtesy of @cfoellmann)

2.2.1 2014-11-18

(2014-11-18) = * Fixed paragraph formatting bug on saving * Fixed real-time update bug in Theme Customizer * Enhanced editor initialization * Simplified internal integration with Page Builder * Simplified internal initialization for accessibility mode * Minor changes for coding standard compliance

2.2.0 2014-11-18

(2014-11-18) = * Added filter to hide empty widgets * Added workaround for WordPress Core bug #28403 * Enhanced compatibility for widgets created with 1.x plugin versions * Enhanced compatibility for editor instances used by other plugins * Fixed bug on line breaks being stripped in text mode * Updated translations

2.1.6 2014-10-23

(2014-10-23) = * Fixed bug on line breaks being changed on editor load * Improved TinyMCE editor stuff loading

2.1.5 2014-10-21

(2014-10-21) = * Fixed bug when saving in text mode

2.1.4 2014-10-19

(2014-10-19) = * Fixed compatibility issue on TinyMCE initialization filtering * Fixed z-index issue when both thickbox and media dialog windows were used (i.e. using Hover Effects Pack plugin)

2.1.3 2014-10-18

(2014-10-18) = * Added ability to disable automatic addition of paragraphs when editing (i.e. using TinyMCE Advanced option) * Enhanced real time rendering in theme customizer * Fixed compatibility issue with Page Builder related to comment reply in admin * Fixed compatibility issue with Styles plugin

2.1.2 2014-10-13

(2014-10-13) = * Hotfix for fullscreen mode when using Page Builder

2.1.1 2014-10-13

(2014-10-13) = * Hotfix for Page Builder compatibility

2.1.0 2014-10-13

(2014-10-13) = * Added option to automatically add paragraphs * Added admin pointer to help new users identify the widget * Added loading overlay when saving widget * Added check for multiple instances of the plugin * Fixed issue related to multiple line breaks not being saved * Fixed issues with RTL locales * Enhanced compatibility for widgets created with 1.x versions of the plugin * Updated documentation about widget customization

2.0.4 2014-10-07

(2014-10-07) = * Changed widget_text filters order to ensure better compatibility

2.0.3 2014-10-06

(2014-10-07) = * Removed wp_kses_post filter on widget text to ensure better compatibility

2.0.2 2014-10-06

(2014-10-06) = * Hotfix for Contact Form 7 compatibility

2.0.1 2014-10-06

(2014-10-06) = * Hotfix for widget_text hook compatibility

2.0.0 2014-10-06

(2014-10-06) = * Total refactoring of plugin's source code * Enhanced integration with TinyMCE editor for better compatibility with other plugins * Added support for QuickTags toolbar in HTML mode * Added support for mobile devices (responsive width in widgets administration page) * Added project to GitHub * Added project to Transifex translation platform * Added many new translations thanks to WP-Translation.org team * Added several filter and action hooks * Improved code quality and security thanks to Scrutinizer service * Improved development workflow thanks to Grunt * Improved performance and user experience * A huge Thanks to @cfoellmann for his precious support and contributions

1.4.8 2014-09-13
  • Fixed bug on image captions on WordPress 4.0 (part 2)
1.4.7 2014-09-11
  • Fixed bug on image captions on WordPress 4.0
1.4.6 2014-07-25
  • Bugfix on widget display
1.4.5 2014-07-25
  • Fixed compatibility issue with Page Builder + WPML String Translation
1.4.4 2014-07-16
  • Fixed z-index compatibility issue with Shortcodes Ultimate plugin
1.4.3 2014-07-13
  • Added filter hooks to modify the markup before and after the widget text
  • Fixed z-index issue in fullscreen mode
  • Added widget icon for theme customizer
  • Updated danish translation
  • Updated FAQ and readme.txt
1.4.2 2014-07-07
  • Added support for wp_enqueue_editor hook
  • Added compatibility with Advanced Image Styles plugin
  • Added danish translation (Contributor: Mikkel Rommelhoff)
1.4.1 2014-06-12
  • Enhanced HTML source code formatting
1.4 2014-06-12
  • HTML and CSS optimization by using WordPress native editor markup and styles
  • Adoption of WordPress JS minification conventions (".min" suffix)
  • Integration with WordPress SCRIPT_DEBUG constant for javascript debugging purposes
  • Enhanced compatibility with 3rd party media buttons provider (i.e. Shortcodes Ultimate)
  • Enhanced plugin internal version handling
  • Duplicated widget IDs detection
  • Added Rate link
  • Added compatibility with WordPress Language packs
  • Added ukrainian translation (Contributor: Michael Yunat getvoip.com)
  • Fixed notice on theme_advanced_buttons1 parameter
  • Fixed z-index issue with WordPress 3.9 admin menu on small screens
1.3.3 2014-04-03
  • Fixed visualization bug upon widget saving
  • Enhanced support WordPress 3.9 Theme Customizer (live edit)
1.3.2 2014-04-03
  • Fixed compatibility issue with Wordpress 3.9 Beta 3
  • Added support for Wordpress 3.9 Theme Customizer
  • Added swedish translation (Contributor: macsolve)
  • Updated installation documentation
  • Updated FAQ
1.3.1 2014-03-06
  • Renamed the widget to "Visual Editor" for better user friendliness
  • Fixed compatibility issue with FirmaSite Theme Enhancer plugin
1.3.0 2014-01-29
  • Added support for smilies conversion (based on the general Wordpress option)
  • Updated styling to match the new default Wordpress editor appearence
  • Refactoring of PHP and JS code to be compliant with Wordpress coding standard
  • Fixed compatibility issue with Wordpress 3.9 alpha and TinyMCE 4.0
  • Fixed compatibility issue with Jetpack / After the Deadline plugin
  • Fixed editor behavior on widget title clicks
  • Fixed CSS issue affecting Firefox on Wordpress 3.8
  • Added finnish translation (Contributor: Timo Leini)
  • Better handling of "More tag" button
  • Included JS dev version
1.2.0 2013-05-04
  • Fixed issue with Wordpress widgets accessibility mode
  • Fixed compatibility issue with WPML plugin generating an error in debug mode
  • Fixed compatibility issue with WP Page Widget plugin
  • Added slovak translation (Contributor: Branco Radenovich - WebHostingGeeks.com)
  • Tested compatibility with Worpdress 3.6 beta
1.1.1 2012-12-31
  • Fixed editor issue when dragging widgets from a sidebar to another
1.1.0 2012-11-15
  • Compatibility fixes for upcoming Wordpress 3.5
  • Added support for the new Wordpress media library dialog
  • Enhanced javascript event handling using jquery .on(...) method
1.0.0 2012-10-19
  • Added full image options when adding content from media library
  • Added german translation (Contributor: Christian Foellmann)
  • Overall Javascript code optimization
  • Better Javascript compression
  • Fixed editor background color
  • Fixed compatibility issue with "WP Page Widget" plugin
  • Fixed issue about editor partially hidden on narrow screens
0.9.5 2012-10-01
  • Added support for autoembed urls (youtube, etc)
0.9.4 2012-07-31
  • Bug fixes
0.9.3 2012-07-31
  • Added support for accessibility mode
0.9.2 2012-07-27
  • Optimized for use in conjunction with Ultimate TinyMCE plugin
0.9.1 2012-06-07
  • Added spanish translation (Contributor: Lucia Garca Martnez)
  • Increased width of editor window
0.9 2012-01-20
  • Added support for WPML plugin (for multilanguage sites)
0.8.2 2011-12-23
  • Added support for shortcodes in widget text
0.8.1 2011-12-20
  • Fixed issue when inserting images on Wordpress 3.3
0.8 2011-11-29
  • Added support for Wordpress networks (Multisite)
0.7 2011-11-24
  • Added compatibility for upcoming Wordpress 3.3 (currently beta 4)
  • Added compatibility for previous Wordpress 3.0 and 3.1
  • Optimization/compression of javascript code
0.6.5 2011-11-17
  • Forced TinyMCE editor to not automatically add/remove paragraph tags when switching to HTML mode (you may need to re-edit your widgets to adjust linebreaks, if you were using multiple paragraphs)
0.6.4 2011-11-14
  • Fixed compatibility issue with "Jetpack / After the Deadline" plugin
  • Optimization of js/css loading
0.6.3 2011-11-12
  • Fixed Javascript issue preventing the plugin working correctly with some browsers
0.6.2 2011-11-12
  • Fixed Javascript issue with Media Library inserts in HTML mode
0.6.1 2011-11-12
  • Fixed Javascript issue preventing editor to show up in some cases
0.5 2011-11-11
0.6 2011-11-11
  • Added support for Wordpress Media Library