Setka Editor and WordPress compatibility

About Setka Editor and WordPress compatibility.

Does installing the Setka Editor plugin affect my previous posts in WordPress?

No.

Installing the Setka Editor plugin does not affect posts you have created in the past. If you would like to change your previous posts' look and feel, we advise you to re-create them using Setka Editor rather than trying to edit the original.

Old posts will display correctly in Setka Editor unless they have complicated layouts or were built using custom shortcodes.

What happens to my posts' layout when the Setka Editor plugin is deactivated or deleted?

When you deactivate or delete the Setka Editor plugin, you also remove CSS files used on the page. Therefore your posts lose their styles.

However, you can keep your Styles even after the plugin is deactivated.

Go to Setka Editor > Settings > Keep Styles, copy the code, and paste it to the functions.php file of your active WordPress theme.

The code below is only an example, do not copy it. Take a respective code from your settings, for it contains valid links to your .css and .js files.

function your_theme_slug_scripts() {
wp_enqueue_style( 'setka-editor-theme-resources', 'https://ceditor.setka.io/clients/98eEMwnLM-3QgZUZjVnVoOZ5oG8vMSc3/css/559_account_1_115.min.css', array(), '1.0.0' );
wp_enqueue_script( 'setka-editor-theme-plugins', 'https://ceditor.setka.io/clients/js_plugins/9ed14c68f3cb06393efee65ceb7c97ea/public.js', array( 'jquery' ), '1.0.0', true );
}
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'your_theme_slug_scripts' );

This code is an instruction for WordPress to save the CSS files of your Styles. From now on, if you delete or deactivate the plugin, the posts created in Setka Editor will not lose their styles.

Do changes in a Setka Editor style influence my WordPress theme?

Setka Editor styles are created to format posts and are independent of WordPress themes, so they do not influence each other.

How does a WordPress theme influence Setka Editor styles?

Each WordPress theme has its own CSS settings with CSS classes in it. Setka Editor partially overwrites theme settings using CSS reset to use custom styles for your posts created in the Content Design System Manager (CDSM).

Matches in Setka Editor and WordPress themes class names are almost impossible, so the chances of style conflicts are minimal. However, if you encountered style conflict, please contact our support team or your WordPress specialist.

A WordPress theme may also determine the width available for your post, or it may be adaptive and have no fixed width. This influences the final appearance of the post for each reader depending on the width of their screen. To check the posts' layout at various screen widths, click the View Post button in the top left corner of Setka Editor.

Why Text and Visual tabs turn inactive?

Once the Setka Editor plugin has been installed, you can still select other editors to add new posts.

However, when using the Setka Editor tab, other editors' tabs will deactivate. Posts created in Setka Post Editor cannot be edited by other editors.

Deactivation of default WordPress editors is a necessary measure to prevent conflicts with Setka Editor. Posts created in Setka Editor may contain a complex design that is not compatible with other post-editors or page-builders.

Setka Editor plugin tab

How to return to Text and Visual editors?

If you have switched to Setka Editor by mistake and Visual, and Text tabs are not active anymore, please do the following:

  1. Open developer tools (⌘+⌥+I, CTRL+SHIFT+I, or F12).

  2. Go to the Console tab.

  3. Enter the command:

setkaEditorPlugin.switchToDefaultEditor();

And hit the Enter key.

In the editing history, you will be able to revoke your post to a state before it was switched from WordPress built-in editor to Setka Editor.

Is Setka Editor compatible with Gutenberg?

Gutenberg — is a block editor and a new post creation page included in WordPress 5.0 release. You will be able to add Setka Editor as a block amidst all other Gutenberg blocks. Setka Editor will remain a 100% WYSIWYG editor with all its functionality (grids, backgrounds, animation, etc.) We've developed a new plugin version compatible both with Gutenberg and earlier WordPress post creation page functionality.

How to set a Post Excerpt?

The way your posts are displayed depends on the WordPress theme settings: posts on the front page can be shown as a full-length article or as a short preview. Sometimes it is required to cut a long article manually and provide a “read more...” link to the rest of a post.

As the <--more--> tag is not supported by Setka Editor, we recommend using an Excerpt meta box.

Excerpt meta box for quick summaries

Find Excerpt meta box on Posts > Add new page under the post edit area:

Screenshot of Excerpt metabox in WordPress themes

If it is hidden by default, activate it with a checkbox:

Screenshot of the Excerpt activation in WordPress themes
  • Go to Posts > Add new.

  • Click on Screen Options at the pull-down menu on the top.

  • Check the Excerpt box.

Excerpt meta box is theme dependent and can be useless with some WordPress themes.

How to add an excerpt?

Add a short fragment of text or post summary (usually a couple of sentences) to the excerpt field. You can use HTML-tags – <b>, <i>, insert an image with <img src=”...”, etc.

For a read more... link paste this code:

<a href="yourdomain.name/link_to_the_entire_post"> Read more...</a>