TinyMCE Advanced

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TinyMCE Advanced introduces a "Classic Paragraph" block for the block editor (Gutenberg). If you are not quite ready to switch to the block editor, or have plugins that cannot be used there (yet), using the Classic Paragraph block is your best option. It lets you to continue to use the familiar TinyMCE editor for most tasks, and at the same time gives you full access to all blocks and new features in the block editor.

Version 5.4 continues to improve and enhance the new features introduced in version 5.0 of TinyMCE Advanced. It includes an improved "Clear Formatting" button, several advanced settings for tables, and importing and exporting of the settings to a file.

If you want to continue to use the previous ("classic") editor in WordPress 5.0 and newer, this plugin has an option to replace the new editor with the previous one. If you prefer to have access to both editors side by side or to allow your users to switch editors, it would be better to install the Classic Editor plugin. TinyMCE Advanced is fully compatible with the classic editor plugin and similar plugins that restore use of the previous WordPress editor.

As always this plugin will let you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on the Visual Editor toolbar in the Classic Paragraph and Classic blocks in the block editor, and in the classic editor (when enabled by a plugin). There you can configure up to four rows of buttons including Font Sizes, Font Family, text and background colors, tables, etc.

It includes 15 plugins for TinyMCE that are automatically enabled or disabled depending on the buttons you have chosen. In addition this plugin adds options for keeping the paragraph tags in text mode and importing the CSS classes from the theme's editor-style.css.

Some of the features added by this plugin

  • "Classic Paragraph" block that can be used instead of or together with the standard Paragraph block.
  • An option to set the Classic Paragraph or Classic block as the default block in the block editor.
  • Supports converting of most default blocks to classic paragraphs, and from classic paragraphs back to the default blocks.
  • Support for creating and editing tables in the Classic blocks and the classic editor.
  • More options when inserting lists in the Classic blocks and the classic editor.
  • Search and Replace in the Classic blocks and the classic editor.
  • Ability to set Font Family and Font Sizes in the Classic blocks and the classic editor.
  • And many others.


TinyMCE Advanced does not collect or store any user related data. It does not set cookies, and it does not connect to any third-party websites. It only uses functionality that is available in WordPress, and in the TinyMCE editor.

In that terms TinyMCE Advanced does not affect your website's user privacy in any way.

Releases (51 )

Version Release Date Change Log
5.4.0 2020-03-31
  • Updated for WordPress 5.4.
  • Improved "Reset Table Size" to reset all table elements (tr, th, td, thead, tbody, tfoot).
  • Improved "Remove Table Styling" to remove all current and deprecated styling attributes from all table elements.
5.3 2019-11-13
5.2.1 2019-05-22
  • Updated for WordPress 5.2.1 and TinyMCE 4.9.4.
  • Fixed resetting of the advanced options on update when all were unselected.
  • Fixed and improved keepig of paragraph tags in the Classic block.
5.2 2019-05-08
5.1.0 2019-02-23
  • Updated for WordPress 5.1 and TinyMCE 4.9.2.
5.0.1 2019-01-26
  • Fixed importing of backed-up settings.
  • Updated the FAQ section in the readme.
5.0.0 2019-01-14
  • Added several new buttons to the rich-text toolbar in the Block Editor.
  • Added functionality to add, remove and arrange most buttons on the rich-text toolbar in the Block Editor.
  • Added alternative location for buttons for the rich-text component. That lets users move buttons that are not used frequently out of the way.
  • Added settings for selected text color and background color.
  • Improved fixes and enhancements for the Classic Block.
  • Improved the Classic Paragraph Block and added support for converting from most blocks to classic paragraphs, and converting a classic paragraph into separate blocks.
4.8.2 2018-12-19
  • Fixes and improvements for 4.8.1.
  • Added separate option to enable the Classic Paragraph Block.
  • Added converting of most default blocks to classic paragraphs, and from classic paragraphs to default blocks.
4.8.1 2018-12-13
  • Updated for WordPress 5.0.
  • Added Hybrid Mode for the Block Editor. Includes a Classic Paragraph Block that replaces the default Paragraph Block.
  • Added option to replace the Block Editor with the Classic Editor.
  • Added another settings section for configuring the toolbars in the Classic Block and the Classic Paragraph Block.
  • Added some CSS fixed for the Classic Block.
  • Fixed (removed) setting of inline CSS for table cells when inserting a table. Inline CSS is still added when a table is resized by dragging.
4.8.0 2018-08-03
  • Updated for WordPress 4.9.8 and TinyMCE 4.8.0.
4.7.11 2018-05-18
  • Updated for WordPress 4.9.6 and TinyMCE 4.7.11.
4.6.7 2018-04-08
  • Fixed compatibility with Gutenberg freeform block.
  • Forced refresh of the TinyMCE plugins after activation.
  • Updated for WordPress 4.9 and TinyMCE 4.6.7.
4.6.3 2017-06-08
  • Updated for WordPress 4.8 and TinyMCE 4.6.3.
4.5.6 2017-04-22
  • Updated for WordPress 4.7.4 and TinyMCE 4.5.6.
  • Fixed PHP notice after importing settings.
4.4.3 2016-12-08
  • Updated for WordPress 4.7 and TinyMCE 4.4.3.
  • Fixed missing "Source code" button bug.
4.4.1 2016-08-16
  • Updated for WordPress 4.6 and TinyMCE 4.4.1.
  • Fixed multisite saving bug.
  • Added new button in the Text editor to add or reset the line breaks. Adds line breaks only between tags. Works only when it detects that line breaks are missing so it doesn't reformat posts with removed paragraphs. 2016-05-01
  • Fixed adding paragraph tags when loading posts that were saved before turning autop off.
  • Disabled the (new) inline toolbar for tables as it was overlapping the table in some cases.
4.3.10 2016-05-01
  • Updated for WordPress 4.5.1 and TinyMCE 4.3.10.
  • Fixed support for adding editor-style.css to themes that don't have it.
4.3.8 2016-04-12
  • Updated for WordPress 4.5 and TinyMCE 4.3.8.
  • Separated standard options and admin options.
  • Added settings that can disable the plugin for the main editor, other editors in wp-admin or editors on the front-end.
  • Korean translation by Josh Kim and Greek translation by Stathis Mellios.
4.2.8 2015-12-09
  • Updated for WordPress 4.4 and TinyMCE 4.2.8.
4.2.5 2015-09-15
  • Updated for WordPress 4.3.1 and TinyMCE 4.2.5.
  • Fixed text domain and plugin headers. 2015-08-21
  • Fix error with removing the 'textpattern' plugin.
4.2.3 2015-08-18
  • Updated for WordPress 4.3 and TinyMCE 4.2.3.
  • Removed the 'textpattern' plugin as WordPress 4.3 includes similar functionality by default.
4.1.9 2015-04-23
  • Updated for WordPress 4.2 and TinyMCE 4.1.9.
  • Fixed bugs with showing oEmbed previews when pasting an URL.
  • Fixed bugs with getting the content from TinyMCE with line breaks.
4.1.7 2014-12-18
  • Updated for WordPress 4.1 and TinyMCE 4.1.7.
  • Fixed bug where consecutive caption shortcodes may be split with an empty paragraph tag.
4.1.1 2014-09-10
  • Fix bug with image captions when wpautop is disabled.
  • Add translation support to the settings page. Button names/descriptions are translated from JS using the existing WordPress translation, so this part of the settings page will be translated by default. The other text still needs separate translation.
4.1 2014-09-04
  • Updated for WordPress 4.0 and TinyMCE 4.1.
  • Add the 'textpattern' plugin that supports some of the markdown syntax while typing, (more info).
  • Add the updated 'table' plugin that supports background and border color.
4.0.2 2014-04-29
  • Fix showing of the second, third and forth button rows when the Toolbar Toggle button is not used.
  • Fix adding the ''directionality'' plugin when RTL or LTR button is selected.
  • Show the ''Advanced Options'' to super admins on multisite installs.
  • Add the ''link'' plugin including link rel setting. Replaces the Insert/Edit Link dialog when enabled.
  • Include updated ''table'' plugin that has support for vertical align for cells.
4.0.1 2014-04-16

Fix warnings on pages other than Edit Post. Update the description.

4.0 2014-04-16

Updated for WordPress 3.9 and TinyMCE 4.0. Refreshed the settings screen. Added support for exporting and importing of the settings. 2013-12-13

Updated for WordPress 3.8, fixed auto-embedding of single line URLs when not removing paragraph tags.

3.5.9 2013-10-24

Updated for WordPress 3.7 and TinyMCE 3.5.9.

3.5.8 2012-12-13
3.4.9 2012-06-13

Updated for WordPress 3.4 and TinyMCE 3.4.9. 2012-02-19

Fixed a bug preventing TinyMCE from importing CSS classes from editor-style.css.

3.4.5 2011-12-12

Updated for WordPress 3.3 or later and TinyMCE 3.4.5. 2011-07-07

Fix the removal of the media plugin so it does not require re-saving the settings.

3.4.2 2011-07-04

Compatibility with WordPress 3.2 and TinyMCE 3.4.2, removed the options for suport for iframe and HTML 5.0 elements as they are supported by default in WordPress 3.2, removed the media plugin as it is included by default. 2011-04-09 2011-04-09

Added advanced options: stop removing iframes, stop removing HTML 5.0 elements, moved the support for custom editor styles to editor-style.css in the current theme.

Attention: if you have a customized tadv-mce.css file and your theme doesn't have editor-style.css, please download tadv-mce.css, rename it to editor-style.css and upload it to your current theme directory. Alternatively you can add there the editor-style.css from the Twenty Ten theme. If your theme has editor-style.css you can add any custom styles there.

3.3.9 2011-02-23

Compatibility with WordPress 3.1 and TinyMCE 3.3.9, improved P and BR tags option.

3.2.7 2009-12-17

Compatibility with WordPress 2.9 and TinyMCE 3.2.7, several minor bug fixes.

3.2.4 2009-06-11
3.2 2008-12-11
3.1 2008-09-12
3.0.1 2008-04-27
3.0 2008-04-23
2.2 2008-03-31
2.0 2007-09-28
1.0.1 2007-09-04
1.0 2007-06-27