WordPress Tutorial

WordPress Text Editor – How to Use It (Part 1)

Here is How to Nicely Style Your Posts Using the WordPress Text Editor

Starting a blog could be a stressful experience. On the other hand, if you know what you are doing, you will be able to just focus on the content. And that will make the goal much easier and achievable. So, instead of leaving you alone in the path to figuring out the WordPress Text Editor, we decided to create a little cheat sheet for you. You can either read it altogether or find what you are looking for. Without further ado, let’s dive in!

How to Bold, Italicize, Bullet or Number Text in WordPress

If you are asking yourself how to format the text in the WYSIWYG, it is crystal clear that you already know how to create posts and pages(link). There is a menu bar in the WYSIWYG,  just above the white window where you enter the text.

Bolding – To bold, any part of your text just click on the button, located on the first place of the menu bar, marked on the picture above. And of course, you can just mark the chosen text and click Ctrl+B, that way you will achieve the same result.

WordPress Bolding

Italicizing – If you want to make a part of the text to stand out for some reason, but don’t want to bold it, you can always Italicize it. How ? Mark the text you decided to Italicize, and click the button, located just next to the one. Or, of course, you can mark the text and click Ctrl+I.

WordPress Text Box

  • To bullet a part of a text can come in handy in a number of ways.
  • You can list important factors
  • Make a to-do list for the day, or the month
  • List virtually anything that comes to your mind, but does not have any specific order. You may ask why?
  1. Because you can number the things you need to.
  2. Numbering is different from bullet
  3. Numbering has its own internal hierarchy. The hierarchy of the numbers.

Enough unfunny jokes. Let’s get to business. How to number or bullet a text in WordPress?

WordPress Text

Before you start listing, choose in which way you want to do it. Bullet points or numbers. Then just click on the appropriate for the task button and start listing.

How to Align Text in the WordPress WYSIWYG

Depending on the way your website looks you could need a different type of alignment of the text.  Here are the buttons that are responsible for the text alignment.

Text WordPress

If you want to align the whole text to a direction just click the appropriate button before you start writing. If the text is already created just click Ctrl+A. That will mark the whole text. Afterward, you can choose the alignment, you consider is most suitable.

Link or Unlink a Word or Phrase to an Outer Page

You can make virtually any word or symbol to be a clickable link to another page on your site or an outer link to a third-party site. To do that, just mark the word, phrase or symbol, you want to link and click the Insert/edit link button. With hotkey command Ctrl+K. To unlink any phrase click the Remove link button. Hotkey command Shift+Alt+S.

WordPress Links

In  WordPress Text Editor – How to use it (Part 2)  we will cover the secrets that the Toolbar Toggle holds. Namely, how to change the font color in colorless, how to insert a horizontal line in the text, how to put a strikethrough line over the text and maybe or two more things.