How to use the WordPress 4.3 Editor Shortcuts

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The following tutorial video describes one of the new features of WordPress version 4.3 – the editing shortcuts. These shortcuts allow you quickly create headers, unordered and numbered lists, and quotes while working within the Post or Page editor.

Shortcut for creating a header

Login to the Administrator
Click on the Posts or Pages editor (or edit an existing post/page)
The shortcut for adding a header is the ## sign.

## = header 2
### = header 3
#### = header 4

Note: The header 1 does not work with a single # sign

The shortcut for a bullet is either an ‘*’ or a ‘-‘ followed with a space. Here’s an example:
1. *+ (space) – creates the bullet
2. Clicking on return then creates the next bullet
3. Clicking on return twice will end the list

Note: You can also use a dash in place of the asterisk.

The shortcut for a numbered list can be done in two ways:

– Typing in the number followed by a period
– Typing in the number followed by a parentheses

Here’s an example of how it works.

The final shortcut that we’re going to show is how to offset a quote in a post.

Click on the “greater than” symbol and then type in your quote
Click on return and you will see your quote offset with a solid bar

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Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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