Hey everyone that works at Automattic, I got some Wordpress complaints https://a.wholelottanothing.org/2018/08/15/things-that-baffle-me-about-wordpress-in-2018/
@mathowie fwiw you can ctrl+v paste on highlighted text in the web editor with a link in your clipboard to make that text linked to the clipboard URL.
@mathowie hmm, are you in the visual editor or the "HTML" editor? it looks like it only works in visual mode
@mathowie ahh I think I see the problem, it has to have the leading http(s):// to be detected as a link
@mathowie This is some vintage blogging Matt
@mathowie CMD-k on highlighted text brings up a link box for self-hosted WordPress. I'd guess that works on .com as well. You can also paste a URL directly on to existing text to create a hyperlink.
The community is also hard at work on the next editor for WP, hopefully to be shipped later this year. You can try out a preview at https://testgutenberg.com
(Great feedback, btw)
@mathowie it's 2018 and pasting still retains the source styling, who decided this should ever be the default? Pasting into Outlook emails I regularly have to paste into the Subject field first to clear styling then cut/paste the plain text into the body.
Generalistic and moderated instance.