Tips and Tricks for using the foxmis community

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What is TinyMCE Advanced?

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“This plugin adds 16 plugins to TinyMCE, WordPress’ wysiwyg editor: Advanced hr, Advanced Image, Advanced Link, Context Menu, Emotions (Smilies), Full Screen, IESpell, Layer, Media, Nonbreaking, Print, Search and Replace, Style, Table, Visual Characters and XHTML Extras. Together these plugins can add over 40 new buttons to the toolbar, which is now two rows plus one hidden row.”

TinyMCE gives you the ability to arrange the buttons and drop-down lists in  by going to Dashboard > Settings > TinyMCE Advanced. Here you can choose an appropriate layout for the functions you will use.

IMPORTANT: Arrange the icons so that the posting form doesn’t expand too far to the right, because the right sidebar will overlap the post box.

Using Plugins and Widgets

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Plugins extend WordPress functionality by allowing users to add various applications to their blogs or enhance aready existing WordPress features. Each blog has several plugins available for use. They are: KB-Gradebook, TinyMCE Advanced, cformsII, WordPress Download Monitor, Polls, and Ratings.

Most of these plugins can be inserted as widgets into your blog sidebar and will display sitewide. You can access the sidebar by going to your admin bar above each page, select a blog then go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets. Then you can add or delete widgets from your sidebar. I will make an individual post for each plugin detailing what it does and how you can use it.