This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.


Major Update Due Soon!

This plugin is getting a major update soon.

WP Super Edit is designed to get control of the WordPress wysiwyg visual editor and add some functionality with more buttons and customized TinyMCE plugins. WP Super edit acts as framework for TinyMCE visual editor plugins and buttons allowing administrators (or users) to arrange buttons and add TinyMCE plugins to the visual editor.

Your feedback is always welcome!


  • Drag and Drop interface for arranging the WordPress visual editor buttons.
  • Access to built-in WordPress visual editor buttons and functions.
  • Additional TinyMCE plugins to add buttons and features like tables, layers (div tag), advanced XHTML properties, advanced image and link properties, WordPress emoticons, style attributes, css classes for themes, search / replace, and more.
  • Options for allowing users to configure visual editor settings; One editor setting for all users, role based editor settings, and individual user editor settings. Only WordPress administrators can activate or deactivate TinyMCE wysiwyg visual editor plugins. In single or role based modes, only administrators can arrange editor buttons.
  • Easy to install and remove. WP Super Edit uses separate database tables for settings and to support multi-site configurations. Currently only the Super Emoticon / Icon Plugin will leave short tags in your posts or pages.

Version Notice

This version has been tested for use with the versions of WordPress indicated. I attempt to keep WP Super Edit up to date with changes to WordPress and the visual editor, but the complex changes can make it unproductive to maintain compatiblity with some older versions of WordPress. This is a list of recent versions available for older WordPress sites.

  • Use WP Super Edit 2.1 for WordPress 2.6 to 2.7.1
  • Use WP Super Edit 2.3.x for WordPress 2.8 to 3.1.x
  • Use WP Super Edit 2.4.x for WordPress 3.1 to 3.8.x

Download Older Versions of WP Super Edit


  • WordPress editor with all buttons activated.
  • WP Super Edit settings.
  • Drag and drop button settings.


  1. Take the whole wp-super-edit folder and put it in the WordPress Plugin directory for your Web site.
  2. Activate the plugin on the WordPress Plugins administration panel
  3. Click on the Settings option and you will see WP Super Edit in the sub menu.
  4. WP Super Edit should lead you through the final installation steps. Please be patient! WP Super Edit will attempt to scan and save your original wysiwyg visual editor settings while installing. WP Super Edit will not work until the installation has been completed!


14 Հունվարի, 2019
WP Super Edit has given me a lot of control over TinyMCE in the past but with the release of WP5.0, TinyMCE has brought a lot of customization possibilities by itself. If you’re running an older installation of WP (up to 4.90), then WP Super Edit will definitely make your TinyMCE Advanced a little more superior but with the release of WP5.0, I think this plugin got obsolete as changes in WP Super Edit’s options did not bring the changes expected but rather brought all the buttons in an unlogical order! To the developer: If I wrong, please let me know!
15 Ապրիլի, 2018
Does not work. Installs fine and then nothing, even after manipulating the button and finishing the install.
3 Սեպտեմբերի, 2016
It doesn’t appear in WP 4.5.3. In this case it’s completely useless. Why does it say: Requires: 4.2 or higher?????
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Super Edit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Merged in TinyMCS plugins from version 4.3.10
  • Tested with WordPress 4.5


  • The following plugins have been removed by the TinyMCE development team: advhr, advimg, advlink, style, xhtmlxtras.
  • Developmental plugins for WP Super Edit Emotions, WP Super Edit Classes, WP Super Edit Upgrade removed.


  • Migrate from depreciated functions.
  • Update TinyMCE Plugins to 3.5.8
  • Start testing for JSON data migration.


  • Fix $wpdb->prepare() errors.


  • Remove «default »» from MySQL for dbDelta since text and defaults don’t play well everywhere.


  • Bring back wp_tiny_mce() for WordPress 3.2 compatibility.


  • Using Andrew Ozz’s method for loading language files inline. Fixes some issues with multisite and various js restrictions.
  • Introduce buttons and support for Distraction Free Writing.
  • Minor bug fixes to eliminate warnings


  • Another fix for Font Tools issues. Eegistered plugins can assign URL, blank, or none in DB.


  • Fix for Font Tools issues.


  • 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.


  • Fix Custom CSS Classes plugin supporting multiple CSS files thanks @atomas


  • Use plugin_url() for better multi-site and domain mapping support


  • Cleanup effort to remove warnings and depreciated functions
  • minor fixes for Theme Class sub-plugin


  • WordPress 3.0.1 support (beta multi-site support)
  • Removing callback functionality, so additional TinyMCE external plugins can be added by building independent WordPress plugins.
  • uninstall.php to do the right thing when you delete this crap.
  • Moved Super-CSS-Classes and Super-Emoticons to separate plugins in this package.
  • A hopefully a better method of setting up default TinyMCE settings.


  • WordPress 2.8 compatibility fixes.
  • Big cleanup to move some of the interface class functions to normal php functions.
  • A bug fix from vituko that should work better with some server setups.
  • Removed backwards compatibility checks because several changes to TinyMCE and WordPress make backwards compatibility prohibitive to maintain.
  • It is now using jQuery UI scripts that ship with WordPress. No more stupid big JS downloads for button settings.
  • Updates to most of the packaged TinyMCE plugins for TinyMCE (that is a bunch of dots)


  • A bonus backport added as suggested by vituko that should make things work on more server setups.
  • Add font tag styling options for font face, size, etc as requested in forums.
  • Fix missing bad javascript URL for admin interface.
  • Switch to template_redirect method for settings scanning using a pseudo tinymce init.
  • Do version checks and remove javascript caching options for WordPress 2.7.
  • Clean up CSS for WordPress 2.7

2.0.x and Earlier

  • Sorry didn’t keep good notes for these changes. WP Super Edit 2.0 was a major rewrite to make this plugin compatible with WordPress 2.5 to 2.6.