How to Launch the Full Screen Editor in WordPress

“Distraction Free Writing” is a more elaborate way to describe the full screen editor in WordPress. Using the full screen can help you write more efficiently by preventing excess menus and boxes from clogging up the screen.

To go to the “Distraction Free Writing” Fullscreen Editor, just click on the full screen button in the WordPress editor.


The menu at the top of full screen mode will appear if you move the cursor to the top of the page. You can toggle between visual and text mode.

The visual editor options: Bold, italicize, create lists, block quote, add links, and insert media.


Text editor options: Add links, insert media.


Remember that in order to publish your post, you need to leave the full screen editor. First hit “Exit fullscreen” at the top left of the screen, then choose your publishing option.


Which editing mode do you prefer? Let us know what works for you!

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