Lately I’ve been curious about how other people use WordPress. Recently I asked if people preferred the visual or html editor in WordPress via Twitter.
I received 9 responses after asking twice. Since I have almost 500 followers, that isn’t a very good ratio but I doubt all of my followers use WordPress and of course, not everyone is logged in at the same exact time as me nor are they interested in answering my questions. What is also interesting is that only 1 of the 9 responses came from a woman. I’m not sure what this says about my followers or who is interested in WordPress or even who was online but it’s still interesting. Well, at least to me it is.
And survey says:
- Visual: 1
- HTML: 4
- Both: 2
- Other: 2
I was relieved to see that most of those surveyed use the html editor. I prefer it as well although I also fall into the other category as I frequently write my articles in Notepad++ and then copy them into WordPress. I think it’s good for people to use the HTML editor for 2 reasons; 1) it produces cleaner code and 2) it provides a familiarity with HTML that is useful in making edits in other parts of the template files. The people who gave reasons for preferring the HTML editor said it was because it produced cleaner code or that they didn’t trust the visual editor.