Some of you might like to create your posts offline using Microsoft Word or another program before putting them online on your WordPress blog. That’s totally okay, this post is to help you do that without creating formatting issues on your WordPress posts that would happen if you were to just copy and paste the content from Word into the WordPress editor directly.
In short, don’t just copy and paste from Word to WordPress.
Got it. How do I move the content from Word to WordPress without formatting issues?
It’s really easy once you know how to do it. If you’re on a PC, you can simply copy and paste the content from Word into Notepad (comes with your computer) and then copy and paste again from Notepad into the WordPress post editor.
What if I’m using a Mac?
Mac’s don’t come with Notepad, but you can use the program TextEdit or download a program like Sublime Text to do the same thing.
Reformatting your text after transferring post to WordPress
You’ll notice that copying and pasting into the text editor removes your post of all formatting you might have done in Word. You’ll want to put any headings back around text that should be (the large text above here has “Heading 2” format). It’s probably worth it to save your formatting work for when you’re crafting the post in WordPress, since Word formatting doesn’t transfer over very well.
Good luck, let me know if there’s other beginner tutorials that you’d like to see on here!