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 HTML 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 release, 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 URL 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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