Do you want to improve the way that you are creating WordPress posts and pages? If so you may be wondering how to do this. Well, since the content in WordPress is based on HTML then the answer would be – by adding some HTML tags.
And that is what we will be discussing today – how to master HTML tags in your WordPress posts and pages by using the plugin AddQuicktag.
Why would I need such a plugin since I can add HTML content by myself?
You are right – you can do this at any time. Either by using the Visual editor (where HTML is created automatically), by using Shortcodes (which may insert HTML elements as well) or simply by using the WordPress text editor where you can type your HTML code by yourself.
However we have just described the process of improving only one post or only one page with custom HTML tags and formatting. The next time that you have to create a new one you will have to either copy/paste from the previously published or by re-creating the content once again.
So wouldn’t it be easier if you could simply select the needed HTML tags in the WordPress editors and add them where needed? Well – it is easier indeed and it is also completely possible to do it!
And the way of mastering HTML tags in your WordPress posts and pages is by using AddQuicktag.
Begin by downloading and installing the plugin. Then activate it and head to Settings -> AddQuicktag.
You will be presented with a great amount of options.
The first section will allow you to add your custom HTML tags. In the first column you have to set up Button Label and Title Attribute for each of your tags. In the second column you have to add the HTML start and/or end tags. The third column presents you with the opportunity to define the access key and its order. Finally there are some check boxes which allow you to choose which editor and content type should be able to utilize the tags that you have added.
Once done with this you can save your settings and move to the second section of AddQuicktag’s settings.
It is meant to let you remove some or all of the core quicktag buttons that you already have in your WordPress editors. Most specifically – here the settings are related to the text editor. In order to remove some of the core tags simply uncheck the respective check boxes and you are done. Once again – save your settings when done.
The next section of AddQuicktag’s settings allows you to select and add enhanced quicktag buttons. Again select the check boxes that you desire and save your settings when done.
The two final sections allow you to export and import your settings and tags. The export is in a JSON format so that you can import it on another WordPress website that has AddQuicktag installed and activated.
How to use the custom HTML tags that I have created using AddQuicktag?
Create a new post or page. In the visual editor you can select the tag from the drop-down menu (which says Paragraph by default) and it will be added to your content.
In the text editor you can click on the respective buttons bearing the name of the tags that you have specified in AddQuicktag’s settings.
And what about custom post types or custom pages types?
AddQuicktag can be adjusted to work with any of your custom content types. There are examples on how to achieve this on the WordPress.org page of the plugin.
That’s all friends! What do you think of AddQuicktag? Will you use it? Share any thoughts and questions in the comment section below. See you soon!