Are you making the most of your WordPress editor? I certainly wasn’t!
Warning: be careful editing the same posts in multiple browser windows as it can confuse the backup system and mean you lose your data. I have seen it get confused and not save my my recent modifications. Next time I will try remember to post the message here.
I’m not a huge fan of the WordPress editor, but check out this WordPress tutorial to make your experience a little more productive:
WordPress Editor Shortcuts
To get the most from your WordPress editor you should use Shortcuts keys. Using the keyboard is faster than the mouse, especially when you memorize shortcut keys. The WordPress editor has a “question mark” icon on the toolbar. Click on this and you will get a popup windows with content similar to this:
Windows and Linux use Ctrl + letter. Macintosh uses Command + letter.
|2||Heading 2||3||Heading 3|
|4||Heading 4||5||Heading 5|
|6||Heading 6||k||Insert/edit link|
|n||Check Spelling||l||Align Left|
|j||Justify Text||c||Align Center|
|u||**•** List||a||Insert link|
|o||1\. List||s||Remove link|
|w||[Distraction-free writing mode](#distraction-free-writing)||t||Insert More Tag|
|p||Insert Page Break tag||h||Help|
|x||Add/remove code tag|
|Alt + F8||Image toolbar (when an image is selected)|
|Alt + F9||Editor menu (when enabled)|
|Alt + F10||Editor toolbar|
|Alt + F11||Elements path|
Insert a WordPress Anchor Link
Inserting an anchor link seems rather annoying in the WordPress editor! Hopefully one day I will edit this with a better solution.
You need to modify where you want to anchor in the Text mode (not Visual mode). Say you have a heading like:
<h3>Insert a WordPress Anchor Link</h3>
change it to:
<h3 id="insert-anchor-link">Insert a WordPress Anchor Link</h3>
now move to where you want a hyperlink that links to this anchor. Highlight the link text and press (Ctrl/Command + k) and make the URL:
Distraction Free Writing
Alt + Shift + w (or click on the icon in the top right of the editor)
Remove the controls surrounding the WordPress editor and leaves you with a clean background. Now you can focus on editing. Hover near the edges and the controls will come back.