Very quickly after I started writing for my blog, I stop using the “EditorMonkey” plugin.
This plugin is a default install with WordPress, which turns the normal WordPress textarea into a WYSIWYG editor using TinyMCE or FCKeditor.
And the that’s the reason I stopped working with it, WYSIWYG editors don’t work like I want them to.
But if you stop using the visual rich editor when writing, you also lose the ability to resize the textarea where you write your post. And that means if you write a long post, you have to scroll up and down, to read what you have writen…. very annoying
I found a nice Firefox extension which fixes this problem:
Resizeable Textarea extension
A lot of forums and boards provide very smal textareas for new postings.
If you type a longer posting, you have to scroll up and down, to read, what you have writen and to proceed.
Original Resizeable Textarea extension (Firefox 0.9 – 1.0.1)
Same extension but for Firefox 1.5 (0.1b)
Another extension that is part of my frequently used Firefox extensions collection.