Wordpress New Improved Visual EditorIt’s been a month since all OM4 websites were upgraded with a new dashboard design and features, and I’d like to ensure that you’re getting the most from the new and improved visual editor.

The new editor has two tabs – Visual and HTML. If your text editor doesn’t have the Visual and HTML tabs (on the top right of your editor), then you probably don’t have visual editor support enabled for your user account. To turn it on, log into your Dashboard, then click on your name at the top right of the screen and  tick the Use the visual editor when writing checkbox. Save your profile, then you’ll have access to the visual editor.

Visual Editor

The visual tab allows you to more easily edit and format your blog posts and pages, and includes useful buttons on the toolbar such as bold, text alignment, improved image handling and many other features.

By default there is one row of toolbar buttons, but if you click the Show/Hide Kitchen Sink button on the right, you’ll be shown another row of useful buttons.

Another useful feature is the editor’s fullscreen mode. Clicking the Tooggle Fullscreen Mode button will expand the text editor to full screen mode – very useful for those large posts!

HTML Editor

The HTML tab allows you to manually edit the post or page’s HTML code. Chances are, you won’t need to use this unlesss your post or page needs to contain advanced HTML code.


A great screencast showing the new features of the new editor can be found here.

If you have any questions, please post them on the OM4 Support Desk.