The WordPress visual editor allows you to see what your content will look like before you publish your page. The visual editor is equipped with common tools to help streamline the process of formatting your content such as font styles, alignment and colors. This post will review how to get the most of your visual editor.

Toggle Toolbar

By default, the WordPress visual editor only displays one row of editing tools. However, by clicking the ‘Toolbar Toggle’ icon seen below, you’ll get more editing options such as text styles, font colors, symbols and more. This expands your editing capabilities giving you more options to get creative. While some of the tools are self-explanatory, others are less intuitive.

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Blockquote

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The blockquote is used to call out a quote and to grab the readers attention. This is also a great way to break up a lot of text which can be an eyesore for the reader. Below is an example of what the blockquote looks like.  You can make the quote bigger or change the color to add more style.

This is an example of a blockquote.

This is an example of a blockquote with the ‘Heading 2’ format and blue color.

Read More Tag

Next, we will visit the ‘Read More’ tag. This feature allows you to control the amount of text by simply adding a ‘Read More’ button. The gray dotted line will only appear in your visual editor. When you publish the page and view it from the front-end, the gray line will disappear and a ‘Read More’ button will appear, hiding all the content below the line.

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ET Tabs

ET Tabs allow you to condense your content in multiple tabs. This is another great way to break up a lot of text and gives the viewer something to interact with.

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Author Bio

Another cool feature that is available through the visual editor toolbar is the author bio. The author bio allows you to insert a short blurb about the author of and include a picture. This feature is useful in blog posts or if you want to cite an author for their work.

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