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.


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  2. informative , but the fck editor really made me panic, i want default wp editor, even it was very hard to uninstall it, later on i asked help from sudar and finally the problem was solved ,

  3. I am looking forward to seeing more on this topic

  4. Is there an editor that handles tables well? Dean’s FCK does not. It does but quite often you only see it in data entry mode and nothing shows up on the actual post.

  5. Rena..take a look at the Plugin WP-Table Reloaded


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