Editing Text in the Post Editor

Blogger's post editor has three modes:

  • Compose: a wysiwyg mode where you manipulate text with formatting buttons
  • Edit HTML: a raw mode where you edit the html manually
  • Preview: renders a full-body preview of the post, including its Title, links and images

To switch between these modes, simply click the appropriate link:


If you'd rather not use the wysiwyg editor, you can disable it in the Settings | Basic tab in Blogger. Keyboard shortcuts are also available; they can greatly speed up the posting process and we encourage you to use them.

Features, from left-to-right:

  • Undo
  • Redo
  • Font
  • Font size
  • Headings
  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Strikethrough
  • Font color
  • Background color
  • Link
  • Image
  • Video
  • Jumpbreak
  • Justify text
  • Ordered (numbered) list
  • Unordered (bullet) list
  • Blockquote
  • Spell check
  • Upload image
  • Remove formatting from selection

Developing an advanced, standards-compliant web-based rich text editor presented a significant engineering challenge. If you'd like to know more about its development, one of our engineers posted a nice writeup about it on his blog.

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