WordPress Plugins – replace your default WordPress editor with FCKeditor

If you’ve used the default WordPress editor for any length of time you’ll have encountered its limitations. Recently a web design customer pointed this out when she tried to copy and paste an excel spreadsheet into the editor. It made a complete mess of her table data. After some research I discovered one of the most useful WordPress plugins I’ve experienced thus far – the FCKeditor.

Cons of the default WordPress editor

  • Unable to insert spreadsheets
  • Unable to create tables
  • Unable to insert flash files

Benefits of FCKeditor

  • Full featured web based WYSIWYG html editor
  • Compatible with most internet browsers which include: IE 5.5+ (Windows), Firefox 1.0+, Mozilla 1.3+ and Netscape 7+.

  • Build-in File manager and upload manager
  • WordPress “read more” feature support
  • Create your own smiles
  • Skin selector
  • Toolbar selector
  • Create tables
  • Insert excel spreadsheets
  • Insert flash files

To download the FCKeditor visit:


This WordPress plugin requires WordPress v.2.0 or later.

1.unzip and upload the file into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
Note: The FCKeditor contains many files so it takes some time to upload them
2.Activate the plugin on your Admin Panel->Plugin Management page.
3.Go to your dashboard, click on “Write” to write your first post using the FCKeditor.