Using the WordPress Text Editor

Using the WordPress text editor is a pretty user friendly experience once you know the basics.

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Today, we’re going to cover:

  • Adding lists and horizontal rules
  • Adding and styling text – alignment, style, hierarchy
  • Adding links
  • Adding block quotes
  • Adding Media (images)
  • Other Tips

We used this post to record a video tutorial. Click here to see the video tutorial titled “Using the WordPress Text Editor.”


“Don’t go crazy changing colors. your site’s theme should have an established color pallet, and adding others will interfere with the design and usability”


WordPress text editor (WYSIWYG) TIPS

WordPress’ built in text editor behaves a lot like a word processor, but there are some important tips to remember when using the WordPress text editor.

  • WordPress’s text editor is a WYSIWIG. That stands for What You See Is What You Get. 
  • Pressing the return key creates a new paragraph (or a new list item if you’re working on a lists.) If you just want to move to the next line in a paragraph without creating a double space, press shift + return.
  • You can use the preview function to see what your page will look like. (Preview will open in a new tab.)
  • If you’re interested in the code you are generating, you can always click over to the “text” tab
  • Use the Headings to establish Hierarchy
  • If you’re pasting text from Microsoft Word, sometimes its better to paste as plain text, and reformat. Because Word can often generates strange code.
  • Don’t go crazy changing colors. your site’s theme should have an established color pallet, and adding others will interfere with the design and usability

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WordPress Workshop at New Orleans Healing Center

Websites for Small Business & Non Profits

Today’s workshop is geared to small business owners and non profit staff who want to build a WordPress website on their own, or learn how to maintain the site they already have.

WordPress & Website Resources:

Demo Sites:

Slides: