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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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Using the Post Editor Toolbar

Depending on your knowledge of HTML, you can write and enhance your blog posts using the visual post editor, which uses functionality and a toolbar similar to word processing software, or the HTML editor, which uses a toolbar that offers shortcuts to apply commonly used HTML tags to your content.
 
If you know some HTML, you might find yourself switching back and forth between the visual and HTML post editors for maximum customization and formatting of your content. However, if you don’t know HTML, you might never use the HTML editor at all.
 
Regardless of which post editor you use, the five Upload/Insert icons located above the post editor are always accessible. With these options, you can upload and insert ...

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