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How to use the editor at read.cash

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Written by   3409
11 months ago (Last updated: 4 months ago)

The editor is pretty simple and tries to get out of your way as much as possible. But, don't let the simplicity fool you - it allows you to do a lot.

Headings, subheadings

Adding headings and subheadings is simple - just click H1 (header), H2 (subheading) or type a hash (#) followed by a space at the beginning of the line, like this:

Bold, italics, links

To make something bold, italic or a link to somewhere, just select some text and you'll see a context menu:

Click B to make it bold (or you can also press Ctrl+B/Cmd+B), I for italics (Ctrl+I/Cmd+I).

"Add link" to make a link (it should be Ctrl+K/Cmd+K, but we haven't implemented it yet).

Underline is Ctrl+U/Cmd+U.

You can also use markdown shortcuts, like **bold** or *italic*.

Strike-through is ~strike-through~.

Images

To insert an image - just drag-n-drop it to the empty space or click the image button in the toolbar.

How to insert an image

Clipboard support

The other very convenient way to insert an image is by pasting it from the clipboard. Just copy the image to the clipboard and press Ctrl+V or Cmd+Von Mac.

Embeds

We currently support YouTube, Vimeo, Streamable, lbry.tv videos and SoundCloud embedding, but we'll add more integration later. Just paste the URL of the video into the text:

Alternatively you can click the "video" button in the toolbar.

Lists

To make a list - start a paragraph with a dash and a space - or an asterisk and a space (* ) - that should make a list like this:

  • Improve the editor

  • Improve it some more

  • Never stop improving

To make a numbered list - start with a number, a dot and space: 1. , like this:

  1. The most important part

  2. Second most

  3. ...the others

Code

There are two kind of code markup: inline (for stuff like variable names, etc...) and code block (for long pieces of code).

Inline code

To make an inline reference, like this: variableName - just type a backtick (`), then the name, then another backtick. Or select some text and click < > in the popup menu:

Code blocks

To make a code block:

Code block

Just type three backticks (```), then type or paste your code. Or you can click <> on an empty space:

Example of creating a code block with button and keyboard

Block quotes

"Adding a block quote is pretty easy." - read.cash authors

To add a block quote - start a line with > .

Saving the article

You can always press Ctrl+S or Cmd+S to save your article or click Save as Draft at the top of the editor.

Publishing the article

When you're ready - press the Publish button at the top of the editor.

To Do items

You can also add "To Do items", like this:

  • Boil the teapot

  • Fry the eggs

  • Take out the garbage

Just type [ ] at the beginning of the line.

You can even drag them to move.

Images

You can also position images on your screen.

You can also add shadow to the image - it makes some content better. Though it mostly works great if you have white background and some padding.

Final notes

We understand that our editor is not perfect. There are quirks. There is some missing functionality. But as we're also the ones who are using it - we're definitely going to improve it as much as possible.

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9 hours ago

This is a very big help. I can remember using markdowns when we have to make changes on our knowledgebase system at work. Though I can only remember some. Just a suggestion you can try adding a Preview option too. Thanks read.cash.

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4 months ago

The editor is What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get - the editor IS the preview :) Markdown is only used optionally for shortcuts, like press # then space to start a heading, but it's not necessary - there are buttons like in Word or any other editor.

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4 months ago

Oh that's cool. Indeed. I just discovered these editor help today. I'm positive it will help a lot to make my content more interesting to read. Thanks read.cash!

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4 months ago

Hi, this is a great educational article explaining how to use the read.cash editor.
My question is whether or not there is functionality to add links to our social media accounts, like Twitter?

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5 months ago

thank you so much for the guidelines its really helpful. i hope more tips here in site

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3 months ago

how to get my text Right-To-Left , I'm also writing in Arabic ??

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5 months ago

I don't think we support right-to-left languages yet, sorry. I'll add it to the list.

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5 months ago

Thanks.

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5 months ago

How do you access saved drafts?

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8 months ago

https://read.cash/@Richie (drafts are visible only to you)

The link is "Your articles" in the top-right dropdown menu.

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8 months ago

@Read.Cash Hello It is very well simple and easy to use it is better, I would just like a command for a justified margin of the text. Thanks for the work.

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5 months ago

How do I add an iframe in my post? Does that stuff work or you block it because of XSS etc attacks?

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3 months ago

With the exception of YouTube, Vimeo, LBRY, etc... we don't allow any iframes. They shouldn't be able to break out of the iframe and steal the seed, but who knows. If you need an integration with some well-known service that embeds itself via iframes - you can just tell us the service name.

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3 months ago

https://read.cash/@potta/embedenable-donate-bch-button-bceef8ed Do it only if you think it will help the world at large. But maybe stuff from the BCH ecosystem is safe to embed?

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3 months ago

If BCH should teach the world something that would be never trust anything :) Of course it wouldn't make sense to trust, because today this site is owned by one guy, in a week he notices that this site gets him nothing, so he sells it or drops it and then suddenly you rely on someone else. Or maybe that guy says something like "hey, I'm not making anything with this, but if I use this code that steals money from read.cash users - I can make $100,000" so he does it, since nobody even knows who he is... and then he can always claim he was hacked and it wasn't his code anyway ;)

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3 months ago

Got it. Totally onboard with the whole trustless thing extended to applications and ecosystems as well! Not only should your cash be trustless but also your applications. Makes sense!

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3 months ago

I mean I don’t really need it but I was hoping to get a donatebutton widget going in all my posts. Thought that would look cool.

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3 months ago

Thank you very much for clarifying few viewpoints and teaching them here. I guess I can understand the site better now

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4 months ago

sorry to keep bothering, I received a notice saying that the following article is not approved...again...I have edited it accordingly, can you please check to make sure it can be shown on your site? Thanks.

https://read.cash/edit/8a974957

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7 months ago

Once the article deemed Non-OC - it's not possible to edit it to become OC, so, create a new article, and just copy all the content to the new article. If you need to quote some sources without triggering Copy-Paste detection - paste the quoted part into the "block quote" inside the article.

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7 months ago

oh ok, thanks for the heads up, but i'd like to know if people can still see my article on main page even it deemed as non original article? it's ok to defined it as non original if people can still see my post

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7 months ago

No, it's not shown on main page or in sections. Only on your personal page on read.cash

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7 months ago

oops, thank you for the reminder, i just made another post for this, thanks.

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7 months ago

Nice

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4 months ago

This was very helpful, however, I want to know how to add the "topics" for my article. I do not know if those realistic automatic or need to be added manually but so far, I have seen many people have various topics included in their articles. It would be very helpful if you can clear my confusion. Thank you and God bless.

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4 months ago

Topics are deprecated. Use "Add communities"

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4 months ago

Would you consider bestowing the same editing capabilities for writing comments?

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8 months ago

It's pretty hard from a technology point of view. We might add some capabilities to the comments editor, but definitely not all. The editor is pretty complex and hard to maintain already, we don't want to maintain TWO editors. And there's no easy way to use the same editor in two places.

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8 months ago

At least I can see that using the shortcuts for bold, italics, and inline code, still works on comments. And the > for quoting as well as the code block works too. Pretty good for the moment being!

What's the code to underline? Any shortcuts to insert images? Or at least to link out to imgur?

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8 months ago

Basically, all of this should work: https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/wiki/Markdown-Cheatsheet

I don't think there's a way to underline in Markdown

Images: ![](https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/raw/master/src/common/images/icon48.png )

Though I don't think it's a great idea to insert images into comments :) A link is preferable.

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8 months ago

Hello. I am new to Read.Cash. I am having difficulty uploading some of my photos and many of them are coming up with this error message 'Request failed with status code 500'. Can anyone explain or help me with issue. Some of my photos have uploaded no problem but many came up with this error message. Cheers. Sam

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5 months ago

It's probably because the image is too big. If you still have problems please email hello@read.cash with an example image.

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5 months ago

Thanksssss

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3 months ago

Thank you for the information I got it

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3 months ago

Gracias 🤗

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3 months ago

thanks so much

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3 months ago

Thank you very much

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3 months ago

May I ask how can I publish one article and then send it to multiple communities?

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3 months ago

The editor is pretty simple and tries to get out of your way as much as possible. But, don't let the simplicity fool you - it allows you to do a lot.

or just how to link your article to a community ?

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3 months ago

Thanks so much for explaining all

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3 months ago

My article recently post lost its content. How can I retrieve it? Please help me.

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3 months ago

The ability to import markdown would be great as I write in markdown editors, as do many serious writers. Love the site tho!

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9 months ago

Many of the markdown shortcuts are supported by the editor, like #, ##, ###, **, ``, hte only thing you need to do by hand is the linking. We can't allow custom<html>` in Markdown anyway, as it's a security disaster, considering we host the user wallet.

Though I don't understand the use-case. Why would somebody write a read.cash post somewhere in Markdown editor?

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9 months ago

This comment appears not be translating markdown code like #

hello

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9 months ago

I copy-paste raw markdown into the editor here and it is not recognized. Not headings or lists at least.

Why would I write a read.cash post in a markdown editor? I write everything in markdown editors. How else would I write? Many of the most popular writing apps for Mac for example are markdown editors, such as Ulysses and IAWriter.

BTW the ability to embed tweets might be fun at some point.

Thanks for all your hard work on read.cash. It is really impressive what you are doing here.

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9 months ago

BTW the ability to embed tweets might be fun at some point.

Yeah.. We've tried it a bunch of times, the problem is that mostly everybody except Twitter do it using <iframe> tag, only Twitter has a bunch of markup that doesn't really help. So it's definitely on our minds, but it's definitely not easy :(

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9 months ago

Yeah, pasting it doesn't work, but there's not much that we can do about it. It's deep inside the open source editor that we use http://tiptap.scrumpy.com/, however typing in Markdown definitely works as you can see in the first (headings) gif.

If your editor has a preview feature - you might try copy-pasting the formatted text (the result, with big headings, etc...) - that might work.

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9 months ago

Maybe I will try exporting to MS Word format and copying that.

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9 months ago

Wow nice bro

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2 months ago

Thank you

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3 weeks ago

Thank You oga

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1 month ago

Nice.....

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1 month ago

how do i publish the same article to multiple communities?

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1 month ago

Indeed you are a genius, wish to be like you one day. Well explained and you have juct made editing easier

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1 month ago

Omg. I am a newbie and this is a really big help. ❤️

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1 month ago

NOW I understand thanks to this piece of information I found what I need most

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1 month ago

good subscribe to subscribe

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1 month ago

Thanks

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