With every new update, the WordPress adds new functionalities and removes some of the previous functions that can hinder the user experience of the user. The same happened when the WordPress released the 4.7 version where they removed the underline and justify buttons. These buttons are solely used for aligning and highlighting text mentioned on a post or page. If you are among those users who want to add these buttons to your WordPress post editor, then here we present you with the complete method for the same.
#1 via the TinyMCE Advanced Plugin
The first thing you need to do is install and activate the TinyMCE plugin on your site. Log in to your WordPress admin dashboard and head over to the Plugins> Add New page where you need to search for the plugin. Once you have found the right plugin, you need to click on the Install Now button. Upon installing, make sure to activate the plugin, or you will not be able to use it.
After activating the plugin, you need to head back to your WordPress admin dashboard and navigate to the Settings> TinyMCE Advanced page. Here you can see all the buttons added to your WordPress post editor and all the unused buttons below it. All you have to do is drag and drop the Underline and Justify button to the preview screen. Make sure to click on the Save button to keep the changes. You can now open the Post Editor screen and see newly added underline and justify buttons.
#2 via the Re-add Text Underline and Justify Plugin
In this process, you need to install and activate the Re-add Text Underline and Justify plugin to your site. You need to follow the same procedure mentioned above to install the plugin. Once you have activated the plugin, you need to navigate to your WordPress admin dashboard and visit the Settings> Writing page. Here you get to choose whether you want to add the underline button, justify button, or both. In addition to that, you can also rearrange them as per your needs.
If you want to keep the settings available in the previous versions of WordPress, then you need to select the Re-add Underline and Justify Options from the drop-down menu and hit the save button. You can now visit the post editor to see the buttons in action.
#3 Underlining and Justifying the Text via HTML
There is another method that you can use to justify and underline the context, but that does not add any buttons to the post editor. All you have to do is open the Posts> All Posts page from the admin dashboard where you can see all the added posts on your site. Now and look out for the post of which you want to customize the content and click on the Edit button.
In the post editor screen, you need to click on the Text tab which will open the HTML window. Here you need to add the <u> to the beginning and the end of the text which you want to underline. For justifying the content, you need to add the <p> tag with the justify value. So, you need to add the code to the text in the following ways.
<u>Your underlined content</u>
>p align=”justify’>Your justified content</p>
Make sure to Save or Publish the changes on the site to make the changes live.
Benefits of Underlining and Justifying the Content
#1 Looks Eye Pleasing
Without a doubt, people prefer those things which look appealing. Fussy content on a website may distract the users and may make them confused. By justifying the content, you are creating a set order of the length of the sentences which looks appealing.
The reason why the content is added to a site is so that the users can read it without any issues. In most of the cases, your users will not face any problem in understanding the content, but some of them might face difficulties. For those users, you can format the content correctly and increase the readability of your website. In addition to that, some of the users only look at the content where they might miss out some of the essential parts of the content. By underlining the content, you are making the content draw extra attention towards it which eradicates the problem of missing the crucial parts of the content.
These were some of the methods to add underline and justify the text button to the post editor screen. The plugins method will help you in adding those buttons to your WordPress, whereas the HTML method will directly align the text. If you do not want to add any additional plugin to your site, then you can go with the HTML method.