Keep your code clean, your design consistent and your design process slim by copying and pasting clean, unformatted text in WordPress. Here are the best tricks.
Do you sometime copy and paste text from a document or an email and paste it into your WordPress website? Then you might have noticed that you often end up pasting unwanted formatting, styles and code as well. Here are the best ways to copy & paste plain text in WordPress.
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00:00 – Intro: Paste text without formatting issues in WordPress
The first five tricks below works with the Classic Editor, Divi Builder, Elementor, Beaver Builder, WPBakery and most other TinyMCE editors.
01:33 – 1. The Paste As Text icon the the toolbar
03:11 – 2. Paste text as raw HTML in the Text tab
04:10 – 3. Paste as plain text with keyboard short commands
05:17 – 4. Right click and Paste and Match Style
05:56 – 5. Install the plugin Paste As Plain Text By Default
The last four tricks below works with the Gutenberg Block Editor which is the default pagebuilder in WordPress.
07:45 – 6. Paste text without formatting issues with Gutenberg Block Editor
08:08 – 7. Edit as HTML in Gutenberg
09:23 – 8. Right click and Paste and Match Style in Gutenberg
10:03 – 9. Keyboard short commands in Gutenberg
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Why Copying And Pasting Plain Text Is Better
The problem with pasting text with formatting is that you’ll end up with inline code in your editor. This could cause:
* Styling issues (making the design deviate from the rest of your website)
* Technical issues (your website might act different in different browsers and devices)
* Loading issues (bloated code will make your website loading time slower).