Adding and editing content

Adding content to your site is an easy process no matter whether you’re creating a article or a Page. The procedure for both is almost identical. What’s the difference between categories and tags? Normally, Tags are ad-hoc keywords that identify important information in your article (names, subjects, etc) that may or may not recur in other articles, while Categories are pre-determined sections. If you think of your site like a book, the Categories are like the Table of Contents and the Tags are like the terms in the index.


Add media button Add Media – Used to upload and insert media such as images, audio, video or documents
Bold buton Bold – Bold text
Italic button Italic – Italicise text
Strikethough button Strikethrough – Add a strikethrough to your text
Unordered List button Unordered List – Create an unordered (bullet point) list
Ordered list button Ordered List – Create an Ordered (numbered) list
Blockquote button Blockquote – Used as a way of showing a quote. How this looks will be entirely dependent on the Theme that your site is currently using
Align Left button Align left – Align text to the left
Align Center button Align Center – Align text in the center of the page
Align Right button Align Right – Align text to the right
Insert Link button Insert/edit link – Used to create an html link to another page or website. The text that you want to link needs to be highlighted first before the button become will become active.
Unlink button Unlink – Remove the html link from the selected link. Your cursor must be sitting on an active link for the button to be active
Insert More button Insert More tag – Inserts the More tag into your Page. Most blogs only display a small excerpt of a Post and you’re required to click the Post title or a “Read more…” link to continue reading the rest of the article. When you insert a “More” tag into your Post, everything prior to the tag is considered as this excerpt. Most times you’d only use this button when you’re creating a blog Post, rather than a Page
Spell Checker button Toggle Spellchecker – Used to toggle the spellchecker on and off. You can also select between a range of different languages
Fullscreen button Toggle fullscreen mode – Clicking this button will enlarge the editor so that it fills the browser window. Clicking the Exit fullscreen link at the top of the screen will reduce it back to its original size
KItchen Sink button Show/Hide Kitchen Sink – Used to show or hide the second row of formatting buttons on the editor toolbar
Style button Style – Used to format the Page text based on the styles used by the current Theme.
Underline button Underline – Underline your text
Align Full button Align Full – Align text on both the left and right (ie. justify)
Text Color button Select text color – Use to change the color of text
Paste Text button Paste as Plain Text – Copying & pasting text from other sites or word processors sometimes leaves the text formatted differently to what you were expecting. The reason for this is that quite often the html tags or codes that formatted the original text are pasted along with the text itself. To avoid this, Paste as Plain Text will strip all these formatting and html tags. Checking thekeep linebreaks checkbox will preserve all HTML <br /> tags. Unchecking this option will remove them.
Past Word button Paste from Word – Pasting text from MS Word typically includes a huge amount of extra unrequired HTML tags which usually leaves the text formatted incorrectly. Using the Paste from Word option will remove these additional tags and clean up the HTML
Remove Formatting button Remove formatting – Use this to remove all the formatting (eg. Bold, Underline, text color etc..) from the highlighted text
Insert character button Insert custom character – Used to insert special characters not easily accessible via the keyboard (eg. ¼, ½, ¾, ©, €, Ö etc..)
Outdent button Outdent – Removes one level of indenting
Indent button Indent – Indents text by one level
Undo button Undo – Undo your last action
Redo button Redo – Redo your last action
Help button Help – Displays information about the WordPress visual editor along with keyboard shortcuts
Visual/Text button Visual/Text – Switches the editor view between the Visual Editor and the Text editor. The Text view will enable you to view the HTML code that makes up your content. For the more experienced users this can be helpful at times but for those not familiar with HTML tags, it’s not recommended

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