Add Content to WordPress with the Visual Editor

There are two tabs at the top of the WordPress editor: Visual and Text.

  • Selecting Visual will allow you to enter content intuitively, as you would in an email editor or word processor.
  • Selecting Text will enable you to view and edit the HTML code that makes up your content. For those with HTML experience, this can be helpful for tweaking the format of your content. If you are unfamiliar with HTML, we recommend you not use it until you gain more experience.

At the top of the editor, there are numerous formatting tools. Selecting the Toolbar Toggle button will show or hide the second line of tools. The Edit Page toolbar contains the most common word processing functions, such as changing the text style or adding lists.

The editor also supports the following helpful keyboard shortcuts:

Shortcut Action On Windows On Mac
Insert a line break Shift+Enter Shift+Enter
Copy the selected text or image Ctrl+C Cmd+C
Cut the selected text or image Ctrl+X Cmd+X
Select all text Ctrl+A Cmd+A
Undo the previous action Ctrl+Z Cmd+Z
Redo the previous action Ctrl+Y Cmd+Y
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