Getting Started WordPress and Setka Editor

WordPress and Setka Editor

Does installing Setka Editor plugin affect my previous posts in WordPress?


Installing Setka Editor plugin does not affect posts you have created in the past. If you would like to change the look and feel of your past posts, we would advise you to re-create new ones using Setka Editor than trying to edit the original. 

Old posts will display correctly in Setka Editor unless they have complicated layouts or were built using custom shortcodes.


What happens to my posts layout when Setka Editor plugin is deactivated or deleted?

When you deactivate or delete Setka Editor plugin you also remove CSS files used on the page. Your posts lose their styles.

However, you can keep your post styles even after plugin is deactivated.

Copy and paste this code to the functions.php file of your active WordPress theme:

function your_theme_slug_scripts() {
 wp_enqueue_style( 'setka-editor-theme-resources', '', array(), '1.0.0' );
 wp_enqueue_script( 'setka-editor-theme-plugins', '', array( 'jquery' ), '1.0.0', true );
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'your_theme_slug_scripts' );


This code is an instruction for WordPress to save the CSS files of your post styles. From now on if you delete or deactivate the plugin, the posts created in Setka Editor will not lose their styles.


Do changes in a Setka Editor style influence my WordPress theme?

Setka Editor styles are created to format posts and are independent of WordPress themes, so they do not influence each other.


How does a WordPress theme influence a Setka Editor styles?

Wordpress theme has it’s own CSS settings with CSS classes in it. Setka Editor partially overwrites theme settings using CSS reset in order to allow you to use custom styles for your posts created in the Style Manager.

Matches in the class names in the Setka Editor and WordPress themes are almost excluded, so the chances of styles conflicts are minimal. However, if you encountered styles conflict, please, contact our support team or your WordPress specialist.

A WordPress theme may also determine the width available for your post or it may be adaptive and have no fixed width. This influences the final appearance of the post for each reader depending on the width of his screen. In order to check the layout of the post at various screen widths, use the View post as menu in the bottom left corner of Setka Editor.


Why Text and Visual tabs turn inactive?

After having Setka Editor plugin installed, you still can select other editors to add new post. But switching to Setka Editor tab deactivates tabs of other editors. Editing post that is created in Setka Post Editor is not available in other editors.

Deactivation of default WordPress editors is a necessary measure to prevent conflicts with Setka Editor. Posts created in Setka Editor may contain complex design that is not compatible with other post editors.



How to set a Post Excerpt?

The way your posts are displayed depends on the WordPress theme settings: posts on the front page can be shown as a full length article or as a short preview. Sometimes it is required to cut a long article manually and provide a “read more...” link to the rest of a post.

<--more--> tag is not supported by Setka Editor, hence we recommend to use an Excerpt metabox.


Excerpt* metabox for quick summaries

Find Excerpt metabox on Posts - Add new page under the post edit area:




If it is hidden by default, activate it with a checkbox:




  • Go to Posts – Add new;
  • Click on Screen options at the pull down menu on the top;
  • Check the box Excerpt; 

*Excerpt metabox is theme dependent and can be useless with some WordPress themes.


How to add an excerpt?

Add a short fragment of text that is supposed to be a post summary to the excerpt field. Usually it is a couple of sentences. You can use HTML-tags there –  <b>, <i>, insert an image with <img src=”...”,  etc.

For a read more... link paste this code:

<a href=""> Read more...</a>