With WordPress version 4.3, a new feature called “Formatting Shortcuts” was introduced. WordPress formatting shortcuts works a lot like a markdown editor where you can add formatting as you type without having to add from the toolbar later. We have created a cheat sheet infographic to make it easier for you to take advantage of this feature. A few notes to help you out:
- Remember to put a space after each shortcode to make it activate. For example: *(space)content
- Heading 1 is not available as a shortcut. Only H2-H6
- The formatting happens as you type. Once you hit the space bar, the visual editor will show the correct formatting.
- There are other WordPress formatting shortcuts you can use, but the ones used below seem to work the best are the easiest to use.
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