As I’ve been doing this blogging thing a little while now and it seemed a good idea to pass on a few of the things that I’ve learned over the five years that I’ve been doing this. In easy and often geeky steps you’ll be taken through the steps and point out the pitfalls of taking your blog seed and growing it into something really amazing.
Call us bloggers but at the end of the day we write. Writers write and they need writing tools. Sounds easy , but how many writing tools do you know about, let alone use?
If we look at the tool bar that visible during the post writing process there’s a fair bit on there. Not by Microsoft Word standards but enough to keep us happy. There’s bold, italic, justification, strikethrough and underline functions. Along with this there’s font colours and special symbols.
With clear formatting, increase / decrease indent there’s enough to do what we need. To find out which are which is fairly straightforward but for guidance hover the mouse arrow over a symbol for a few seconds and you’re told what it is.
But is that it? Nope… If you’re a shortcuts geek then you’ll like this:
CTRL + A = Select All
Home = Go to start of line
HOME + HOME = Go to start of post
END = Go to end of line
CTRL + END = Go to end of post
CTRL + C = Copy selected text / media
CTRL + X = Cut selected text / media
CTRL + V = Paste into post / page
CTRL + F = Find text
CTRL + Z = Undo
CTRL + Y = Redo
This is by no means a full list of shortcuts – these are just the ones I use regularly to create posts, get about and find things. Are there any here that are new to you or ones you think I should have included.
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What other WordPress issues are you facing? Let me know in the comments and it could very well turn into a post.
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