wordpress post editing tip

It’s a small tip, but it might be worth mentioning for the wordpress massive out there.

Sometimes that neato WYSIWYG editor WordPress has just doesn’t want to do what you tell it to does it? Sometimes it gives you the MS Word treatment, and simply refuses to break the text up into the paragraphs you want, making you go all piratey “Arrrrrrrghh” on it and feel like ripping it’s JavaScript insides out.

Well, I’ve found out that this little trick that always seems to be working nicely.
When this happens again, place your cursor on the beginning of the line you want your new paragraph to begin. Then hit shift-return twice. It’ll give you a that extra space you wanted visually, and after saving the lot, the editor will have finally understood that you really really really wanted a paragraph right there.

Sweet isn’t it?

6 thoughts on “wordpress post editing tip

  1. bbit

    yhea i mean editors for wordpress,
    but forgot the name of the plugin, i used it a while ago on my own site.
    i think i got it from wp-plugins.net

    before that i used a template i made in dreamweaver, i just had to enter text and pictures and paste the code in wordpress.

  2. bbit

    yhea i mean editors for wordpress,
    but forgot the name of the plugin, i used it a while ago on my own site.
    i think i got it from wp-plugins.net

    before that i used a template i made in dreamweaver, i just had to enter text and pictures and paste the code in wordpress.

  3. n3wjack Post author

    Do you mean other editors for WordPress? I’d sure like to find out more about that :)
    I used to be on Blogger and frankly, I liked their plain text editor where you could edit HTML code directly. The WYSYWIG is cool, but sometimes editing the code directly can be so much easier and faster.

  4. n3wjack Post author

    Do you mean other editors for WordPress? I’d sure like to find out more about that :)
    I used to be on Blogger and frankly, I liked their plain text editor where you could edit HTML code directly. The WYSYWIG is cool, but sometimes editing the code directly can be so much easier and faster.

  5. bbit

    used wordpress a while ago and the wysiwyg editor can be a real bitch, sometimes my layout got fucked up.
    the shift-return trick solves al lot when you are trying to get your paragraphs where you need them.
    I also tried other editors and paragraphs seemed to work fine.

  6. bbit

    used wordpress a while ago and the wysiwyg editor can be a real bitch, sometimes my layout got fucked up.
    the shift-return trick solves al lot when you are trying to get your paragraphs where you need them.
    I also tried other editors and paragraphs seemed to work fine.

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