Shift-Alt-V for Advanced WordPress

Weblog Tools Collection, one of the feeds in the WordPress Dashboard, had an interesting post today about an “easter egg” in the WordPress 2.1 WYSIWYG editor.

If you press Shift-Alt-V while in the editor, a second line of editor buttons appears. Turns out it isn’t really an “easter egg” but a feature. It’s the advanced toolbar and it’s a feature. And you just have to ask, why hide it in the first place? It actually has some pretty handy stuff on it, and really should have just been there to begin with.

If you don’t just put stuff out there, then people like myself don’t find it until later and then believe it’s a “hidden” feature or “easter egg.” Meanwhile, we’ve lost productivity until then. The advanced toolbar has a neato drop down for different tags like Paragraph, Heading 1 and so forth, an underline button, full justify, font color, paste as text(my fave), remove formatting(my other fave) as well as a clean up messy code, special character insert and an undo/redo button.

Quite useful. But don’t take my word for it. Press Shift-Alt-V and see for yourself.

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