WordPress was at first made to be a basic blogging framework that made publishing contents online a very easy. With time, it has transformed into an undeniable Content Management System (CMS). Clients now have complete control over the configuration and usefulness of their WordPress sites. Notwithstanding, without content, design and capacity mean nothing and in such manner, WordPress stays valid to its roots: content creation and management.
While a considerable measure of features has been incorporated with the WordPress base programming, content creation remains its center objective. In light of that, we should investigate the WordPress visual editor in this post and how you can better use it.
WordPress permits you to make and oversee content visually as opposed to coding it straight into your documents. Hence, it is known as a WYSIWYG editor or “What You See Is What You Get” for the uninitiated. The editor tool has three sections:
- Visual Editor
- Text Editor (where you can enter the code)
- Media Uploader (for uploading image files)
The Visual Editor is always enabled when you are making new post or page (Pages > Add New or Posts > Add New). If not enabled, click on it:
WYSIWYG implies that what you see in the Visual Editor while editing your post is the thing that will show up in the published post. The Text Editor permits you to enter plain content, furthermore, it permits you to enter the code (HTML markup) specifically as though you were working with the real HTML document. You activate it by clicking on the Text tab on the right of the editor:
First and foremost thing is to start up a new page or post and open the visual editor: Go to Posts > Add New. You will see a consolidated toolbar when making a new post:
Click on the Kitchen Sink icon to uncover other formatting options in the toolbar:
For ordinary content creation and management, the above formatting options will do fine. Regardless of the fact that you’re new to WordPress, the majority of the icons will be well known to you because of their similarity with other word processors, for example, Microsoft Word. Actually, all the icons on the visual editor’s toolbar perform the same thing as the icons in Microsoft Word does.
To add content, basically type your content into the editor window. Notwithstanding, in some cases you may have your content effectively typed somewhere else, so in this case you copy and paste it as plain or formatted content from Word utilizing these buttons on the toolbar:
Using this method is fast and the visual editor does the work of protecting a lot of your formatting from Word—better than standard copy and paste. Then again, as you’ll soon realize, it is not always a perfect job and at times you may end up with ruined content. I observe that its much less demanding to paste as plain content and afterward do the formatting inside the visual editor.