I don't have the Express version of Wordpress, mine is version 3.6. I have read that some members use Word to create their posts and articles and then copy and paste to Wordpress. What is the reason?

My problem with writing content in Wordpress is that when I review my page on my site, it's nothing like the edit page. Spacing between headers and paragraphs are not the same. And images are never exactly where I placed them. So then I spend so much time editing, and that's a total waste of time.

Will appreciate any help, thanks.

Lydia.

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tommydillard Premium
I prefer to type directly to my website post that way i can preview it as i am going along and save time. But that is my preference. Unless i am driving my truck and get an idea when i stop and then i will write on my ipad app ia writer.
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Blessings44 Premium
Thanks Tommy. I actually prefer to type directly in WP, it would just make it easier if the edited version appears exactly the same on my website. I have to constantly go back and edit.
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betcha Premium
This works best for me, too, Tommy. And anywhere I am I have my Evernote on my cellphone so that I could jot down any thoughts that come to mind anytime. I guess we all work in different ways. We can stick to whatever works well for us.
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hart48 Premium
I like doing my on my site as well. I can check often to make sure things are going well so I can edit as I go.
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Gordi Premium
I type my posts in my own Word document, then copy and paste it into WP. Then I save my Word document, so I always have a copy of my work available in my own computer.
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MD_Incognito Premium
Me too. I use Open Office Writer (but it's a word processor document), cut & paste for security's sake. One valuable lesson I've learned in life is that you can never be too careful.
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Blessings44 Premium
Thanks Gordi, do you also add your images in Word?
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Gordi Premium
No Lydia. I add images directly into my posts, either my saved images from my computer, or uploaded images in my wordpress.
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SamTea Premium
If you don't want to waste time editing, there are two choice:
1. Type directly in the window of Wordpress, but if smth. happens(computer glitch or voltage surge), you'll lose your work.
2. Type in Word, copy and paste to Notepad and after that copy and paste to Wordpress editor. A lot of people here do this way.
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Blessings44 Premium
Hi Sam, my problem is typing directly into WP. I add images, do my spacing, the works. Then when I'm satisfied, I update and then click to view the page. And every single time, it's different to the way I did it in WP.

That is why I have to constantly go back and edit, and THAT is what's such a waste of time.

I'm going try typing in Word and see what happens.

Thanks.

Lydia.
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SamTea Premium
Just don't forget to copy and paste to notepad and after copy and paste to Wordpress.
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Blessings44 Premium
Thanks, Sam.
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mackiejw Premium
Hi Lydia.

WP editor is kind of limited. I downloaded the plug-in "TinyMCE" which has a little bit more flexibility when working in WP editor.

I write my content in VIEW mode without any formatting first. Makes it easier in TEXT mode to find the spots where you want your images placed. When that looks good with text wrapped around the way you want it, you can get back to VIEW mode and do your text formatting with line breaks, and TinyEMC has a BR button which inserts a real line break code and other useful formatting tools.

More fonts are available also. And last, I do the Headline thing thing and so on.

Makes it much easier. I only have the free version, but that's pretty adequate. Try it, my friend
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betcha Premium
This sounds great, gotta try it myself. Thanks for sharing, John.
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Blessings44 Premium
Hi John,

I have also downloaded 'TinyMCE", it sure helps. I do everything in view mode. Looks like I still have a lot to learn. Why do you use text mode?
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mackiejw Premium
I use text mode to:

1) alter some code if necessary, for example making a link open in a new tab or window, adding code that let's me move text on a line by pixels (since there is no tab for indenting), or finding the correct location to insert images.
2) I use columns and TABS (or tabs within columns) and that code needs to be added in text.

Here is a little example:

<span style="margin-left:100px;"> HAPPY SHOPPING
</span>
You see the 100px? If you change the 100 to 200 the HAPPY SHOPPING will be moved to the right by 100 pixels. This way I am able to manipulate contents locations.

Hope that helps
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Blessings44 Premium
Thanks John.
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betcha Premium
Hi Lydia, we have the same WP version. I also write directly on my page. Just like you said, it's a total waste of time for me to be editing what I have written on word when I post it on my page. What I do is I keep it as a draft then publish it when I am done writing. Everytime I think of something, I immediately create a draft and an outline so that I will not forget the idea.

Well, we still have to edit over and over until we get the way we want our page to look like. That's just how it is. Just like what Kyle posted, it takes TIME to build this business. But when you get the hang of it, the work becomes easy and you get faster. So just keep practicing and keep working, The more you do it, the faster you get.

You know what I've learned most since I started WA? Patience...a lot of patience is required to create a website. If we have to spend precious time in building, then we need to have more patience to be able to keep working especially when we encounter some issues to be resolved.

Have fun and more blessings to you!
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Blessings44 Premium
Thanks Betcha, patience is something that I have quite a lot of, but I must tell you, sometimes it feels like my supplies are running out!

Thanks for the encouragment.
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hamiltonmagi Premium
Quality is so important in your work, so practicing it over and over will make it 2nd nature, and you can concentrate on the QUALITY and make it the best possible!
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