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Disable Vi’sual Editor When Published


We frequently prefer to use the vi’sual editor to quickly draft new posts, and then polish the markup in the HTML editor before publishing. We’ve wasted hours cleaning up existing content that was mangled because someone switched over to the vi’sual editor.

We wanted to make ’sure that existing content would be safe from mangling, but we still wanted the convenience of the vi’sual editor.

This plugin automatically blocks the vi’sual editor – on a per-post basis – only when the post is published.

This plugin does not rely on, or override, per-user settings. This plugin does not rely on per-post settings. This automated strategy works well for us – give it a try!


  1. Upload the disable-visusal-editor-when-published directory to the /wp-content/plugins/
    directory of your site.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


I’m not ’sure this is for me. Will you ’support other strategies for disabling the vi’sual editor?

No. When possible, we want code to do one thing, well. There are other plugins that might work better for you:



Setembar 3, 2016
This plugin make writing codes within the WordPress posts much easier! I used it with SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin and it was awesome!
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Contributors & Developers

“Disable Vi’sual Editor When Published” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Tested with latest WordPress version.


  • Fixed a typo in the readme.


  • Initial version.