Have you ever been writing up a blog post and wanted to add a little flourish? Most of us have. But have you also found yourself wondering just what some of those buttons do? Some are easy, but let’s go though all of the toolbar buttons anyway.
Bold. Makes selected text bold. Should be used to make something stand out – if everything is in bold, it can’t do its job.
Italics. Makes selected text italicized, or emphasized. Like bold, if overused it loses its meaning.
Strikethrough. Puts a line through the text, as if to cross it out.
“Makes the selected text stand out, great for highlighting quotes you may have used.”
Standard left-aligned text.
Centers the text. Use as needed but keep in mind not everything is meant for centering. For example, long blocks of text or recipes with ingredients lists and step-by-step directions become hard to follow when centered.
Makes text align to the right.
When you have selected text, this button will become active. You can enter a URL and turn the text into a link, or even search through and link to your past posts and pages.
Removes a link.
Use this to break a post into a ‘teaser’ with a ‘read more’ link.