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WordPress Offers Distraction Free Writing. Who knew?

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How did I miss that???

Several weeks ago, I wrote an article about a wonderful distraction free writing tool, aptly named FocusWriter (the article:  Use FocusWriter To Improve Your Writing).  I extolled the virtues of writing with a distraction free editor, and then told how I used FocusWriter to initially write an article; then, if I was using the piece for my blog, I would copy the text; paste it into the WordPress editor; and finally, add graphics (if any) and do the last “re-edit”.  This process has worked fine for me for months, but several days ago, I found, literally “under my nose” (and thereby forever proving my lack of a keen sense of the obvious) an option in WordPress that works even better.


Distraction Free Writer in WordPress

Access To Distraction Free Writer


There is a little box in the upper right hand corner of the WordPress editor (see graphic above, – the red arrow points to the “box”).  The box, appears to have an “X” inside, and I originally believed that “clicking” on this would simply take my article in the editor to “Full Screen”. In fact it does just that, but it also takes you to a “built-in” distraction free editor (see graphic below).

WordPress Distraction Free Editor

The WordPress distraction free editor eliminates the cutting and pasting step is used in FocusWriter.  When I am done with my article in the WordPress distraction free editor, I move my mouse to the top of the screen, a horizontal drop down box appears, and I “click” on “exit full screen”.  I am then back at the “normal editor” where I can add graphics and finish editing.

FocusWriter still has a number of uses for my writing projects, but for my blog, the built-in distraction free editor in WordPress is my new number one choice.

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