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WordPress update – easy switch between compose/html

Posted in Technology, WordPress.com Tips by engtech on September 22, 2006

WordPress.com uses TinyMCE for text input. It’s great, except that it sometimes gets confused with paragraphs and line breaks. They also have a raw HTML mode. Unfortunately, it used to be a pain to switch back and forth between the two because the option was located 4 clicks away on your User Profile.

Note: This can be done with the Alt-E keystroke instead of clicking the button.

Now they’ve made it a simple button click from the editor. Great work guys.


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  1. Wordpress Tips - Alt-V « //engtech said, on September 22, 2006 at 9:16 pm

    […] This is why I read the WordPress.com forums: pressing Alt-B Alt-V in the Rich Text Editor brings up a second menu with advanced options. UPDATE 2006/09/22: The keystroke has changed to Alt-V. Alt-E can be used to switch between Compose and HTML mode. […]

  2. barkowitz said, on September 22, 2006 at 9:23 pm

    I LOVE this new feature.

    Will make text entry for me sooooooo much easier.

    I write poetry, not paragraph text, so I used to have to go to html mode and hand enter every single break, but now life is good!

    Thanks, WordPress, this just bought my loyalty!

  3. Matt said, on September 24, 2006 at 1:33 am

    barkowitz, in the HTML editor if you do Shift + Enter it will do a single line break.

  4. engtech said, on September 24, 2006 at 1:52 am


    I never knew that. That’s awesome.

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  6. Comments « //engtech said, on October 04, 2006 at 2:59 am

    […] Matt offers the tip that Shift-Enter in the WordPress compose editor will insert a page break instead of a paragraph. […]

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