How to set up the visual rich editor in wordpress

I often have to set up blogs or use Word Press as a CMS .  I have some pref­er­en­tial set­tings I like to use.   One of them is to have the but­tons for text edit­ing avail­able like using BOLD Under­lined Text or Ital­i­ciz­ing text.

I start­ed writ­ing these tuto­ri­als so that I would have a quick ref­er­ence to re-set­ting up a blog and con­fig­ur­ing a new one for Word­Press. Word­Press is a great plat­form but lit­tle items like this can make it a bit frus­trat­ing to use at times. There should prob­a­bly be a more user friend­ly way of tick­ing this set­ting on but no such luck. My research has turned this up:

There is a set­ting under users on the Word­Press Con­trol pan­el.   For ver­sion 2.9  it says:   Your Pro­file

I clicked it.  On the page a check box at the top by default  was ticked  that said  dis­able the rich text edi­tor.    So I unchecked it and now all of the icons for rich text edit­ing have reap­peared.  

I spent way too much time look­ing for this set­ting.   I wont have to go far if I for­get it the future.


About the author

Dwayne Casey I’ve start­ed design­ing web­sites while at Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton dur­ing my first Pho­to­shop 3.1 expe­ri­ence in 1996 on a Mac­in­tosh com­put­er. I built my own com­put­ers (Win­dows PCs) with the help of a friend and have been dig­i­tal­ly involved ever since. I am both Win­dows and PC lit­er­ate but grav­i­tate toward OSX. I’ve grad­u­al­ly got­ten back to my roots as a tac­tile artist / design­er by work­ing more with tra­di­tion­al medi­ums like draw­ing, paint­ing, and mixed media.

I've started designing websites while at University of Houston during my first Photoshop 3.1 experience in 1996 on a Macintosh computer. I built my own computers (Windows PCs) with the help of a friend and have been digitally involved ever since. I am both Windows and PC literate but gravitate toward OSX. I've gradually gotten back to my roots as a tactile artist / designer by working more with traditional mediums like drawing, painting, and mixed media.

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