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How to Increase the Writing Space in WordPress


Published: May 2, 2010

There are a lot of little settings that we don’t always pay much attention to in WordPress.  We install it, get our theme going, figure out how to post and are then on our way until we need to do something like upgrade or have a problem with plugin compatibility.

And sometimes one of these little settings can make using WordPress and writing our posts a lot easier.  One of my favorites increases the amount of space on the Edit Post page before you have to start scrolling.

Go to Settings > Writing and the first option is ‘Size of the Post Box’. The default is 10 lines. I’ve changed mine to 20. I write with more ease when I can see more of the post in front of me.

Of course, I don’t always write most posts in the WordPress editor. Sometimes I need to pretend I am offline so I write them in a text editor and then finish them up in WordPress and get them scheduled.