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HTML Mode Locker


We all experienced frustration of using WYSIWYG editor especially when switching between Visual and HTML modes. If you have a need to use Visual editor in your day-to-day operations, but you also need the ability to have some posts or pages in pure HTML format – HTML Mode Locker allows you to do that on per-post basis.


  • HTML Mode Locker settings under Settings => Writing.

  • HTML Mode Locker meta box in the post editor.


  1. Install and activate like any other basic plugin.

  2. Go to Settings => Writing and scroll down until you see HTML Mode Locker section.

  3. Activate HTML Mode Locker on desired post types and save your settings.

The HTML Locker meta box will appear to the right of the content editor on selected post types.


May 16, 2017
Installed on current site and it didn’t work. Was trying to keep wordpress from rewriting [text_block text=”<p style="text-align: center;">Cables are an to the bad [text_block text=”<p style=”text-align: center;”>Cables are an
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  • WP 3.8 compatibility update.


  • Fixed: WP 3.5 compatibility issue – HTML Mode Locker wasn’t locking HTML/Text view in WordPress 3.5


  • Added a “Plugin Tour” with new pointers feature.


  • Minor cleanup of PHP warnings and notices.


  • Initial release.