Introducing: “TwentyTen: Remove Max Editor Width”

(Download Link)

The new TwentyTen WordPress theme is a pretty awesome theme if you ask me. Written by decent people who know what they’re doing (Unlike many other themes out there — Which whilst shiny on the outside, can be a rabbits nest underneath).

The theme only has one problem to me — and as i’ve noticed, to some other people as well. Infact, Its annoying me right now, just writing this post.

So, What is it?

Its the limitation of limiting your TinyMCE (Thats your visual text editor on the New Post screen) window to 640px. It does have some uses, but for someone like me, just writing text, and not caring about the benefits; can be downright annoying.

Oh, I nearly forgot, It also applies to fullscreen mode. So for people with a 1200px wide monitor.. well.. you get the idea (If you dont, it means, your post will be using the left most 53% of the screen). This is actually a limitation of TinyMCE not being able to distinguish between inline and fullscreen edit modes to be fair, but is still a PITA all the same.

Do try and use it yourself however, I quite like it for aligning images, but not for general purpose posts..

So, Whats the benefit exactly?

Floating images. When was the last time you were writing a blog post, and tried to insert an image, then hit preview, and found it was in a completely different place than you were expecting? And that the text was flowing badly around it? Well, this allows you to have a preview of how the actual post WILL look right in the WordPress new Post administration panel. Pretty cool in general, a downright pain to others.

So, What can i do about it?

I’ve written this short (Seriously, Theres more comments than code in this plugin) plugin which allows your editor to regain its innermost full content width.

You can download the plugin from the WordPress.org repository Here. But since the plugin isn’t actually live yet (awaiting creation) you may download it HERE instead.

7 thoughts on “Introducing: “TwentyTen: Remove Max Editor Width””

        1. Yeah I realised that :)

          Whilst most of us know what it is, I know for sure that someone will come here, or be linked here, who doesnt have a clue what it is..

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