Visual Editor

This WordPress visual editor video tutorial gives an overview of all the tools available on the toolbar that you can use to modify the look of your content.

In this tutorial, we’ll take a brief look at all the tools listed in the Visual Editor toolbar. 

First as a Styling dropdown menu for adjusting the style of the content of your post. 

Clicking the Bold icon will make your text bold. 

Next is the Italics icon. Clicking this will italicize your text. 

This icon will create an unordered or bulleted list while the following represents an ordered or numbered list. 

The Quote icon lets you create a blockquote, highlight your text and click the Blockquote icon. 

The following three icons represent alignment. You can use these three to align left centre your text or align right. 

The Link and Unlink icons allow you to add or remove links to pages and posts on your site or external websites. 

The Insert More tool allows you to create a break in the page to give a shorter preview in your post listings. This tool may or may not affect your site depending on your theme. 

The Full-screen icon allows you to edit or create your content without distraction by eliminating the sidebar and all other modules.

The Kitchen Sink icon refills another row of tools for editing and formatting content.

Strikethrough your text by clicking on the Strike-through icon. This is typically used to show errors or changes made to a post. 

The next tool will insert a horizontal line wherever you click. Use this icon to change the colour of your text. 

The Paste Plain Text box lets you insert text from another text editor and remove any formatting that may have occurred in the other editor. 

The Remove Formatting tool removes formatting from a targeted group of text by clicking on this icon when text is highlighted. 

You can insert a custom character such as the Copyright symbol in the Trademark symbol by clicking on the Special Character icon and selecting it from the list. 

The remaining icons are the Undo and Redo buttons. 

Clicking on the Question mark will pull up a Visual Editor help menu to answer any questions you may have about the visual editor.