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Looks Can Be Deceiving

It seemed easy enough… Get out of bed, boot up, restroom pit stop, grab a coffee, add a button to the WordPress WYSIWYG editor, get on with my day.

My quest was to allow the use of the bold tag. Something I could style to be identical to the paragraph tag. I want to flag keywords for SEO; without having to muck up the page with an actual heavier font-weight applied to the type. Minor for SEO but none the less worth a go. It’s simple enough.

After chasing down WP plug-ins, hacks, etc. my “easy enough” has run its course. It might be possible — almost everything is  — but it not looking as straight forward as I anticipated. At this point my solution is to just manually apply the bold tag. Then use that for keyword SEO tagging.

BTW, I also needed this plugin to stop WordPress and TinyMCE from stripping out the bold tags and replacing them with technically proper strong tags.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tinymce-valid-elements/

Also, while the WP WYSIWYG editor implies it’s bolding, it’s actually inserting the strong tag. As we all know, strong is the new bold.

Here are some of links from my quest:

http://wpgarage.com/wordpress-as-cms/how-to-add-styles-and-buttons-to-the-wysiwyg-visual-editor-in-wordpress/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tinymce-advanced/

http://wpengineer.com/1963/customize-wordpress-wysiwyg-editor/

http://wiki.moxiecode.com/index.php/TinyMCE:Control_reference/

http://www.pitstopmedia.com/sem/bold-strong-tag-seo/comment-page-1#comment-17621

Ya win some. Ya lose some. I didn’t reach my hoped for destination. None the less, I learned from the journey.

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