Web Design

Cut and Paste as part of the blogging process

One of my standard frustrations about blogging stems not from the various platforms I’ve used in the past and currently but rather arises out of the process of entering the post. If all I wanted was raw text that’s no problem. If all I wanted was some basic markup – that’s not a problem either. I’ve helped augment quicktags which drops nice little bits of code into the editing box.

But sometimes often I need to enter links to other pages or reference another post elsewhere. That’s when too many steps get in the way of finishing my train of thought. Every step is like a little barrier I have to get over in order to finish a post without stumbling and trying to remember where I was going with something.

There are two major hurdles I need to jump in order for this to work for me.


I didn’t want to use a WYSYWIG editor on stilltruth so I opted to use quicktags by Bèr Kessels. He only included a few basic tags however and I wanted more so I used his directions to create quicktagsplus. Quicktagsplus is hereby released under GPL2.

Until I can gain CVS access at Drupal (should be soon) the first version of quicktagsplus is available here.

to install: