I have just recreated an image slider using the new Widget Builder and have set up all the caption fields as rich text fields, but that’s not how the majority of them appear in the editor.
The fields: (notice each “caption” is a RT field)
But with the exception of the first caption, all captions are appearing as plain text fields in the editor:
Lastly, how can I make the order of fields in the editor match the order in the widget builder?
There is a known issue with utilizing multiple Rich Text Fields within custom widgets. Behavior is very similar to what you are experiencing. This is scheduled to be fixed in upcoming releases.
If the order of the fields in the editor doesn’t match the order listed in the fields tab, then that would be a defect. I’ll make sure that gets logged.