WEBFI-WordPress-How to Remove Visual Editor Mode in WordPress

Do you want to remove the visual editor for WordPress? The visual editor is a WYSIWYG interface that WordPress offers for writing your posts and pages but some users are more comfortable writing in HTML in the text editor. In this video we will show you how to remove the visual editor in WordPress.

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Summary of this tutorial:

The Visual editor is there for helping beginners write content on their site without having any HTML knowledge, it includes some basic text editing tools to get you started.

The only negative about this is the visual editor can add additional formatting that is not always needed, while this is not a large issue they can become annoying.

As users get more advanced they tend to go to the text editor to allow them to use HTML for creating the content on the site.

Under Users, Your Profile you would want to check the box that says “Disable the visual editor when writing” and update your profile.

Now when you update your profile you will no longer see the visual editor tab on your editor, preventing you from using it.



  • PatrickAllenNL on March 13, 2017

    My visual edito was broken becaue of a plugin so I am happy it is back..but thanks anyway

  • paul crawford on March 13, 2017

    how do i remove a icon from tool bar on pages ? the best web soft pluging
    i haven't activated it i just show up there when i updated the captcha

  • WP360 on March 28, 2017

    Great video, as always!

  • Mohamed Bessalah on May 15, 2017

    Hey, thanks for your video. I have a question : i'm using Beaver builder and want to remove text editor. is it possible by adding code to functions.php?

  • 酱橘子 on August 8, 2017

    but how can i hidden the text editor? i want to show the visual editor only. thanks.

  • it on September 27, 2017

    thank you thank you thank you

  • Barry Kessler on February 17, 2018

    I need to thank you for this. I had the opposite issue. I needed the visual editor added, and I couldn't figure out where it went. I watched your tutorial and reverse engineered and presto! My editor returned! Thank you so much!

  • Holly Becker on April 2, 2018

    This video just actually helped me fix my visual editor so I can use it! I tried everything and I was about to reinstall WP. Thanks so much!

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