A better WordPress WYSIWIG experience

May 10, 2007 — 7 Comments

Hat tip for Just Some Dot Com for letting the world in on a hidden feature in WordPress’ WYSIWIG interface.

Short story, with the write screen in WordPress open, do this:

Windows Firefox: Alt+Shift+V (Firefox)
Windows Internet Explorer: Alt+V (Internet Explorer)
Mac OS X Firefox: Ctrl+V

and you get a complete line of extra goodies:

* Text styles
* Underline
* Full paragraph alignment
* Text coloring
* Two varieties of paste (text and Word)
* Formatting removal
* Code cleanup
* Custom character insertion
* Undo/redo

I wont be using all of them, but the insert character option will come in handy. Only a hour ago I had to try and type the EURO symbol for a post, had to Google how to do it. With the insert character feature I can now do it at the click of a mouse.