Friday, October 8, 2010

Edit blog posts with any text editor

Text editors are the perfect writing environment. They allow you to focus on what truly matters ‘the writing’ and aren’t bogged down with cumbersome controls that encourage fiddling rather than effectiveness.

Wouldn’t it be great to write and edit blog posts within a text editor? Sure, you can copy and paste text into WordPress, but what if there was a better solution?

All it takes is the ability to edit text fields (like WordPress’ HTML view) using your text editor of choice. Any Cocoa-based browser (like Safari) should allow this by default, but if you’re like the majority of web workers who use Firefox then install the It’s All Text! extension. Setup a hot key and KA-BLAM you’re able to edit any text field you wish with a text editor.

When writing with Markdown this trick lets me combine TextMate’s syntax highlighting with WordPress’ automatic save system. It’s the best of both worlds.


Toliver Edge said...

I just use Word 2007, it works pretty much perfectly. said...

Olá, bom dia! Gostei muito do Blog, as novas tecnologias nos auxiliam muito, os editores de textos são exelentes.
Estou te enviando uma receita de panqueca:
2, colheres de sopa cheia de trigo
1 ovo
1/2 copo de leite
Essa massa serve para doce ou salgado, ai você acrescenta o açúcar ou o sal, você pode fritar bem o bacon e depois bater no liquidificador, ele vai virar uma farinha, você misture essa farinha na panqueca salgada e vai ficar um show, abraços.
Arturo C. Gonzalez – do Brasil