The visual editor in WordPress allows people an easy way to edit their posts and see how it will look. Again, the purpose is to make it easy, especially for people who are not as code savvy. Sometimes people do not use the visual editor out of personal preference, so this tutorial is on how to remove the visual editor mode in WordPress.
Now, the reasons why anyone might remove the option to use the visual editor are:
- If they have specific code that they wish to insert while in the Text editor and not accidentally flip over to the Visual Editor. In doing so, this code is stripped out.
- The theme or other necessary plugins are not playing nice enough to allow the visual editor to work properly, so it is pointless to use it.
- They just do not like using it…period.
There are work arounds like installing the TinyMCE Advanced plugin for WordPress that adds more functionality to the Visual editor or if you are a developer, write some shortcodes and have your own custom version of extending the TinyMCE functions in the visual editor.
How to Remove Visual Editor Mode in WordPress
This tutorial is really simple. You only have to go to your user profile in your WordPress backend under Users and then Your Profile. The first option you see under Personal Options is about the Visual Editor. Check that box, and then scroll down to click the button to Update Profile in order to submit your changes.
Once you have, you have successfully disabled the visual editor!
Do you use the visual editor in your WordPress backend, or have you disabled it? If you have disabled the visual editor, why?