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It is almost too embarrassing to write about – but during a recent Edublogs Campus training session, a user asked for an explanation for what all of those icons do in the visual post editor.

I admit, I hadn’t actually played with them all before, and had to do some quick learning for a couple on the fly. Who knew the custom characters tool was there all this time!?

Thanks to my new found custom character button, I can say happy π day everyone! :)

So, here is a quick and complete list of all of the different tools available to you when editing a post:


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About Ronnie Burt

Manages the Edublogs, CampusPress, and WPMU DEV Hosting services. Former secondary math teacher and wannabe musician. Follow @ronnieburt on twitter!


  1. Ronnie,
    Thanks for posting this. I’ve learned some new things from your post. Just a note, the Paste tools work for other programs too. We had luck copying from a Google Doc and placing it in the “Paste as Plain Text” button. (The button with the T on it.) It helps keep the formatting of the theme–size, style, color, etc. When we tried to post it directly into the edit window, it made a mess of it.

    • Hi Denise – Thanks for the comments! You caught me out as I was stuffed for limited space in the descriptions there :) Definitely good pointers!


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