Copy and Paste from Word

WordPress has made adding rich content to your site even easier. If you have a Word document that you want to use as your blog entry, you can now simply copy and paste the formatted content into the WordPress post editing area and WordPress will take care of the rest.

Note: Because of this new process, the Paste as Word quick tag button has been removed from the editing screen.

Pasting content without formatting is another option.

Let’s say you want to paste pre-formatted content from a Word document into your WordPress editing screen, but you don’t want any of the formatting to come along with it.  You can simply toggle over the Paste as Text button and WordPress will take out all of the formatting for you.

  • First, select and copy (CTRL+C) all the text in the Word document that you want to paste into WordPress.
  • In your Visual editor, toggle on the Toolbar quick tag, (formerly the Kitchen Sink) to reveal additional formatting options. Then click the Paste as Text button to toggle to the on position.

Toolbar Toggle and Paste as Text Button

Note: When you first click on the Paste as Text button, the following message will appear on the screen:

Paste as Text button message turned on

Click OK and return to the Editing Post/Page screen.  You will now see that the Paste as Text button has a square boarder around it, which indicates it is now turned on.

Sqare border indicates the Paste as Text button is turned on

  • Using CTRL+V, paste the Word content into the Visual editor and you will see that the content will appear with out formatting.  To turn this feature off, simple click on the Paste as Text button, which will toggle the button back to the off position.