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Essential WordPress Editing Tips

Essential WordPress Editing Tips

So Brandicoot have built you an awesome website, hooray!

For those of you that are able to create your own content, you’ve probably used the WordPress editor a fair amount already but chances are you haven’t realised its full potential.

Try the tips below to speed up your workflow, eliminate website styling issues, and give your posts & pages a lift.

140807-Brandicast-Essential WordPress Tips-image1Everything, Even the Kitchen Sink

First things first. You need to open the Kitchen Sink. The “Show/Hide Kitchen Sink” button pictures boxes with different-coloured squares and rectangles. Click it to reveal a whole other line of options to help you make the most of the post interface, such as font styles, copy and pasting from Word and one of our favourites, removing formatting.

Shift + Return Creates a Line Break

Sometimes when you’re working in the WordPress editor, you want to create a single line break — not a paragraph break with a gap between the two lines, but a single line break in which the lines are closer together. To do that, just hold the Shift key and hit Return. That’s it!

3396817550_4e3ae99474_oUse WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts

I’m sure you use Control + C and Control + V to copy and paste all the time. But most people don’t know the WordPress editor also has shortcut keys, and if you’re working in the editor on a regular basis, they can save you a lot of time.

Windows and Linux use Ctrl + letter. Macintosh uses Command + letter.

Letter – Action Letter – Action
c – Copy v – Paste
a – Select all x – Cut
z – Undo y – Redo
b – Bold i – Italic
u – Underline 1 – Heading 1
2 – Heading 2 3 – Heading 3
4 – Heading 4 5 – Heading 5

The following shortcuts use different access keys: Alt + Shift + letter.

Letter – Action Letter – Action
n – Check Spelling l – Align Left
j – Justify Text c – Align Center
d – Strikethrough r – Align Right
u – • List a – Insert link
o – 1. List s – Remove link
q – Quote m – Insert Image
w – Distraction Free Writing mode t – Insert More Tag
p – Insert Page Break tag h – Help

Don’t worry if you can’t remember all of these, you can see them any time in the WordPress editor, just open the Kitchen Sink and click on the help button.

Easily Embed Videos and Other Media

Videos add a new life to your website. There are tons of things that can easily be explained by a 2 minute video versus a 1500 words post. WordPress has made it extremely easy to embed videos in your WordPress website pages & posts. In this article, we will share how to easily embed third-party videos in WordPress blog posts.

To quickly embed a YouTube video, simply copy the video’s URL from your web browser’s address bar while viewing the video:




All you need to do is paste the video URL into the content area. All you need to make sure is that the URL is in it’s own line and not clickable (hyperlinked).

Wasn’t that super easy!

If you upload your videos or other media on one of the sites listed below, WordPress will automatically embed. Otherwise, you would have to post the embed code manually.

YouTube | Vimeo | DailyMotion | | Flickr (both videos and images) | Viddler | Hulu | Qik | Revision3 | Scribd | Photobucket | PollDaddy | Google Video | (only VideoPress-type videos for the time being) | SmugMug (WordPress 3.0+) | (WordPress 3.0+)