In case you missed the announcement over on Make/Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., we’re moving to TinyMCE 4.0
I shall quote:
This is a major upgrade for the WordPress editor. There are many changes in 4.0:
- New UI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. and UI API An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways..
- New theme.
- Revamped events system/API.
- Better code quality, readability and build process.
- Lots of (inline) documentation.
- And generally many improvements everywhere.
All default TinyMCE plugins have been upgraded. The WordPress implementation custom plugins were upgraded too. Looking in the plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party repository, there are a lot of WordPress plugins that add a TinyMCE plugin. Because of all the API changes, most of these plugins would need an update too. If you are the author of such plugin, please test it in trunk now.
Generally there are three groups of TinyMCE plugins added by WordPress plugins:
- Custom plugin created specifically for the WordPress plugin. If you’ve developed this kind of plugin, please see the 3.x to 4.0 migration guide and the 4.0 API documentation.
- WordPress plugins that add third-party or default TinyMCE plugins would (of course) need to be updated to include the 4.0 version of the plugin. The PHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. global $tinymce_version can be used to determine which plugin to load.
- Mini-plugins that only add a button to the toolbar. This works pretty much the same. It is advisable to update to use the ‘dashicons’ icon font instead of image icon.
So please read, test, and update your plugins as needed.