Published on March 13, 2017 by WPBeginner

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.

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4 Comments on "How to Remove Visual Editor Mode in WordPress"

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Mohamed Bessalah
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Mohamed Bessalah
10 days 6 hours ago

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?

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10 days 58 minutes ago

You may want to check with Beaver Builder just incase it would cause a hiccup with their plugin.

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WP360
1 month 27 days ago

Great video, as always!

paul crawford
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paul crawford
2 months 11 days ago

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

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