Weblog Tools Collection asks the question “do we use the WordPress visual editor?”
I know that myself, and many other people I know, are just like Mark and Jim from WTC in that right after installing WordPress, we turn it off.
Why do we turn it off? Well, mostly because it doesn’t work as effectively as doing things by hand for people that understand how to make text bold and add in image code.
I enjoy seeing that the HTML code is being properly formatted, and that nothing extra is being added. I love controlling how my text is presented, and I feel that the visual editor hinders me in that respect.
The flip side though is that people without any understanding of HTML tags and whatnot love the editor, as it gives them an interface more like the ever prevalent Microsoft Word.
Where do you stand? Is the WordPress visual editor on or off on your installations?