Editor wish list for 4.3

This is a list with improvement we’ve been planning for 4.3 and beyond. It’s open for suggestions and discussion, and it will continuously be updated.

  • Improve the editor on mobile. – #29923
    • Contextual floating toolbar.
    • Fix touch and focus issues. – #31247
    • Improve the spacing around the editor?
    • Combine “Add Media” with any buttons added by plugins. – #29989
  • Save and update without a page reload. For this we will need to look into nonce refreshing. – #7756
  • cmd/ctrl+S should work in the text editor and when the visual editor is not focussed. – #31655
  • Fix word count. – #30966
  • Bullet list shortcut. – #31441
  • Drag and drop linked images, captioned images and views. – #28272, #28003, #28826
  • Caption placeholder. – #32175
  • Add tests for our TinyMCE plugins. – #31596
  • Remove old Distraction Free Writing? – #30949
  • Improve editor scrolling.
  • Better default editor styles. – #31253, #32176
  • Inline link form. – Mock ups from @joen. One step done.
  • Leaving dialog. – #28566

Some things we started looking at for future releases:

  • Better structure for meta boxes. (needs tickets, mock ups)

Anything you’d like to see in this release or would like to work on? Please leave a comment.

#4-3, #editor