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tienny private msg quote post Address this user
Hi, I would like to ask whether my post can be further improved.

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How to Stop Soap Liquid Waste

Thank you for your time.
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Belew private msg quote post Address this user
Did you type this somewhere else and cut and paste it into WordPress?

The spacing is off. This usually happens when you type in .doc and cut and paste.

You could make for easier reading if you gave bold letters to the Step 1, Step 2 ....

Overall, the word count is probably less than 150 words, which is too few for search purposes.

The ad at the end has more text than your post and lends itself to an improper balance.
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tienny private msg quote post Address this user
Yes. I type it into doc then paste to wordpress. Oh no! I do not know what else to say.
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tienny private msg quote post Address this user
@Belew Thanks. I have updated the post.
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morrnel private msg quote post Address this user
@tienny,
When you copy paste from a .doc to Wordpress, put the cursor to the point where you want to insert, RIGHT mouse to get a menu. Under Paste Options, you have perhaps three little clipboards, brush, arrow and alpha(A). Click on the alpha(A) and it will let you paste as plain text without the Word formatting.
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WordPress used to have a "Past from Word" button in the Visual Editor which assisted in keeping the MS Word formatting. That was removed in v3.9 because the updated TinyMCE editor now supports that function automatically. Results are never great.

Using the "Past as Text" button (red arrow in the attached image) will paste your content cleanly without bringing the MS Word formatting along.



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tienny private msg quote post Address this user
@morrnel @rev Thanks for your explanation.
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morrnel private msg quote post Address this user
@Rev, you show about 3 times as many buttons normally seen on default WordPress. Are you expanding with a plugin? That is what I normally do.
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@morrnel

That is TinyMCE Advanced. Yes, a plugin. It provides the features TinyMCE should have out of the box. Makes it into more of a true word processor. However, I never actually use it. I always write in the text editor and format with HTML on the fly. Much easier -- and faster -- for me than clicking and highlighting and dragging.
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tienny private msg quote post Address this user
HTML is good in terms of formatting the text.
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Rev private msg quote post Address this user
@tienny

I've done it for so long it is actually just like punctuation. And you only need, at most, 13 HTML tags to format content for pretty much any blog post or CMS page content, so it's not like learning a whole language. In fact, you'll be hard pressed to use more than 11. I include 13 when I teach because "Wiz's Bakers Dozen HTML Tags" sounds better, I think, than "Wiz's Eleven HTML Tags" -- unless you're using HTML to rob casinos!


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@Rev

It has gone from a baker's dozen to giving customers 12 donuts that are 80% of the original sized ones and hoping nobody notices.
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morrnel private msg quote post Address this user
Also sounds better than a banker's dozen
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Rev private msg quote post Address this user
@Belew

I still like to deliver a little extra. In everything I do.
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tienny private msg quote post Address this user
Glad that I re-implement HTML tags into my post. I'm trying for this post
what will happen if I forgo the HTML tags and just copy paste from word doc?

The result is indeed awful.
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