WYSIWYG stands for: ‘What you see is what you get’
As you know, websites and apps are developed using different types of code. If you want to publish content on the web with no coding experience you can use content management systems (CMS).
There are lots of CMSs that have their variation of a WYSIWYG, whether it is made by the CMS platforms themselves or a third-party plugin.
WordPress comes straight out of the box with a slightly modified TinyMCE WYSIWYG. Alternatively, you can install something else.
Before you use a WYSIWYG, you would use a page builder to click and drag the type of content you want onto your page. When you’ve done that, you are ready to add and edit content. This is where your WYSIWYG would come into play.
Right now, as you read, I am entering content into a WYSIWYG in WordPress – talk about 4th Dimension!
So, instead of having to write HTML like this (plus a lot more programming knowledge, but using this as a basic example):
<h1>This is a H1 heading</h1>
<h2>H2 headings look like this</h2>
<p>Here is the copy for the paragraph inside a WYSIWYG, showing me exactly what my post is going to look like.</p>
All I need to do is log into WordPress, and enter content in a WYSIWYG like this: