Blog Editor Additions

Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain

AR has been researching other blog edtor toolbars and may be revamping our current one.  Adding more tools to the already existing editor would make a few people's lives easier.  Are you wishing for the chance to easily change font styles, colors, or a word counter?  Tell me.....

If you could add 3 additions to the blog editor what would they be?

Current options include:

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Strikethrough
  • Align Left
  • Align Center
  • Align Right
  • Align Full
  • Outdent
  • Indent
  • Unordered List
  • Ordered List
  • Insert/Edit Link
  • Unlink    
  • Insert/Edit Image
  • Preview
  • Spellcheck
  • HTML                                                          

Comments (94)

Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

While I agree with the group.... (font, size, colour) would be nice.... I am able to use ScribeFire to do those...  I'll jump off the bandwagon, and suggest that I'd love a "text wrap"... that would allow wrapping around a non rectangular item... perhaps with buttons that could be manipulated...


Word count is easy... I export to Word and count there... but no idea why I would care what the word count is.

An "embed" button might be nice.

Feb 12, 2013 03:04 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Now Alan makes a good suggestion....#76 may have something there

Feb 12, 2013 03:11 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes



Font Size

Font Color


I know that is 4, but those are what I want to see.  How about an automatic spell checker that checks as you type.

Feb 12, 2013 04:00 AM
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Frenchtown, MT
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

HEADING TAGS! For H1, H2, and H3 please so we don't have to go into code mode....

Feb 12, 2013 04:19 AM
Stacey Mayer - Everett, WA

Header tags that work.  Number one.

Font size. Number two.

Feb 12, 2013 04:26 AM
Annett T. Block
NextHome Connect Realty - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Your NextHome in Fort Lauderdale Beach

H1 header tags

Font size would be great

and color options


Thank's AR team for thinking about us to make our life more easier and uncomplicated.

Feb 12, 2013 04:35 AM
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

As Fenando said:

  1. Font size and color
  2. Font size and color
  3. Font size and color
Feb 12, 2013 05:12 AM
Nina Hollander

font size, color options

Feb 12, 2013 05:21 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Not to be too redundant ~

Font choice, font size, font color


Feb 12, 2013 05:31 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Font size!!!

Without a way to increase font size all the other features are useless, as we have to do all of our editing in Word.

Feb 12, 2013 08:13 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

It would be great if we could have some additions  - Font, Size, Color, Header - H Tags.  It's four I know, but PLEAAAASE!

Feb 12, 2013 02:22 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Font size and font color are two valuable tools that are currently absent and so necessary. I would also like the ability to move an inserted photo after it is placed in the post, without having to go back to the picture insert feature. One more wish:  the ability to control the line spacing, beyond hitting enter.

Feb 12, 2013 03:09 PM
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Living Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

It's about ttime oh yeah!

Feb 12, 2013 07:56 PM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

ditto to the font/size/color thing - H tags you can already do with Ctrl+1 for H1, Ctrl+2 H2, etc but how is anybody supposed to know that :) so buttons I guess would be nice for that too

this belongs on another wishlist, but it would be great to have notifications for mentions in a comment like we can do in facebook when you @ somebody or in google plus when you +mention somebody. In AR sometimes you reply to a person but you wonder if they EVER remember to come back to see what you wrote. With notifications, it would be very helpful to know that they got an email of the mention. food for thought...


Feb 13, 2013 05:01 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Craig:  In a way, we already get the notifications you speak of.  Once I hit submit on THIS comment I am typing, a notice is sent to you that you have a comment.  Then... if you reply back on my comment to you (this one)... I am sent notification that there is another comment on YOUR post... which I can then go to and open up and read... and, if I want to, I can comment/reply back to that.

This could go on forever.  All that needs to happen is that each of us must have checked the box on the post in question... to be notified of further comments.

The only side-step from your wish... is that the notice back that there has been a comment... or actually, another comment... is that it is not personal to the person whose response/reply you are interested in.

Does any of this make any sense?  LOL.

Feb 13, 2013 06:08 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Ok, it seems that we all agree that a 'font manipulator' :) would be great. But ALSO, how about the ability (like Hootsuite) to TIME our posts? For instance, we write them in the afternoon and schedule them for A.M. posting? Something I have OFTEN wanted, but not an IT person, so don't know the difficulty of that ability.

Feb 13, 2013 09:03 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Most of what I want has already been discussed above. But, what about being able to add those videos directly like we are able to do with the Scribefire add on with Chrome?

Adding a word count would be great too.

Feb 15, 2013 05:46 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
I would like to have some font choices and color choices and size. A word counter would be nice too.
Feb 15, 2013 06:32 AM
Nina Rogoff
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Medfield, MA
Sells Real Estate!

Number 1 request would be for COLOR choices!! I was using ScribeFire (can't use it with Internet Explorer) and something happened...wish I knew what!...and I haven't been able to get ScribeFire to work again (with Mozilla).

2. Font Size and style

3. Mimi Foster's idea of a "schedule blog posting time" would be fantastic for me! With my religeous observance, I don't work on Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Some of these holidays are back-to-back with a Saturday and are 2 days long. This would allow me to prepare posts in advance and schedule when they are published so I don't disappear for my readers for 3 days. It would also be helpful for people who are going away on vacation or celebrating family events that keep them busy for a few days!

I like what Alan May suggested, too, about text-wrapping around non-rectangular objects!

Thank you!!!

Feb 16, 2013 10:35 PM
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA


Font Type

Font Size

Font Color

These would certainly help us create and customize our blog posts to be a reflection of us. Thanks for asking.

Feb 17, 2013 09:03 PM