Editor Enhancements in 4.3

Text Patterns

We added a small set of text patterns, or text shortcuts if you will. These will hopefully keep you focussed better on your writing and save you some time. 🙂

Typing *  or -  will automatically give you a proper HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. list right away. Same for 1.  or  1) , but then ordered. Not your intention? Pressing backspace will undo this change. You can also use the undo button, ctrl/cmd+z or esc.

Starting your paragraph with two to six number signs # will convert that paragraph to a heading. Similarly the greater-than symbol > will convert the paragraph to a blockquote.

We’re planning to add some more next releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software., and a way for plugins to extend this.

Here’s a demo video @boren made.

Inline Link Toolbar

This toolbar will show up when you put your cursor in a link. You’ll now be able to see a short version of the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org without having to open the link modal all the time. Clicking it will open the page that it links to in a new browser tab. If you wanted to do this before, you had to open the link modal and copy paste the URL in a new browser tab yourself.

It also comes with an edit and remove button. We hope to move the editing experience inline next release as well.

Inline link toolbar

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