We have no control over the future development of WordPress and we are not in any way involved in it’s development or affiliated with it in any way, so while these instructions and associated code work with the current WordPress version at the time of writing they may not work in future versions.The WysiwygPro plugin is only tested for WordPress 3.4.


  • A working WordPress 3.x install (see disclaimer above)

WordPress MU is not currently supported.


  1. Download the .zip file of the WysiwygPro WordPress Plugin from the respective download site to your version of the WysiwygPro licence at http://www.wysiwygpro.com/my-account (This file should be named "wysiwygPro3.zip")
  2. Navigate to the Dashboard of your WordPress site.
  3. In the left sidebar, hover over the Plugins link and click Add New.
  4. Under the Install Plugins heading at the top of the page, click the Upload link.
  5. Click Choose File and navigate to where you downloaded wysiwygPro3.zip in the dialog that appears. Select wysiwygPro3.zip and click Open.
  6. Click the "Install Now" button. WordPress may ask you for your FTP information. If you do not have this, ask your webmaster or system administrator.
IMPORTANT: If you have another editor plugin installed then you will need to deactivate it! If you do not, your site may become unusable.
  1. Activate the plugin by logging into your WordPress administration area and navigating to Plugins, then clicking Activate at the end of the WysiwygPro 3 row.

If activating WysiwygPro 3 has made WordPress unusable simply delete the WysiwygPro folder from your plugins directory. This can happen if you have installed another Wysiwyg editor plugin prior to installing WysiwygPro.


To deactivate WysiwygPro 3 and return to using the default editor, navigate to Plugins in your WordPress administration area, and click Deactivate at the end of the WysiwygPro 3 row.

Using the plug-in

WysiwygPro is a highly configurable application and we have built a number of WysiwygPro’s configuration options into the plug-in. This means that you can alter the appearance and functionality of WysiwygPro from the WysiwygPro options screen without needing to mess around with scripts and files.

To change your WysiwygPro options log into your admin area and navigate to Options -> WysiwygPro 3

You can enable/disable any of the WysiwygPro buttons and menus as well as specify which fonts, formatting, classes and font-sizes should appear on the menus, specify color swatches to appear on the color picker, set directories for files and documents to be stored in and much more.

We hope you enjoy using WysiwygPro with WordPress.

Frequently Asked Questions

The editor content does not appear to be “styled” or is not picking up my website’s style sheet.

WysiwygPro will attempt to automatically detect and use the style sheet from your site’s default template, however in some cases this may fail to work. If this isn't working, or if you want to use a different style sheet, you can set the URL for the style sheet you wish to use in your WysiwygPro 3 options. Usually you will want to set this to the URL of the style sheet used by your website.