9 Basic Slack Commands

Commonly used 9 basic Slack commands.

Commonly used 9 basic Slack commands.

For Windows 10

  1. CTRL + F to search
  2. @ + TAB to autocomplete a name
  3. CTRL + U to upload a file
  4. CTRL + K to switch between channels and DMs.
  5. ESCAPE to mark a single channel as read
  6. SHIFT + ESCAPE to mark all channels and DMs as read
  7. CTRL + SHIFT + M to see a list of all your recent mentions
  8. SHIFT + ENTER to type on a new line
  9. SHIFT + CTRL + S to view all starred messages

For Mac_

  1. COMMAND + F to search
  2. @ + TAB to autocomplete a name
  3. COMMAND + U to upload a file
  4. COMMAND + K to switch between channels and DMs.
  5. ESCAPE to mark a single channel as read
  6. SHIFT + ESCAPE to mark all channels and DMs as read
  7. COMMAND + SHIFT + M to see a list of all your recent mentions
  8. SHIFT + ENTER to type on a new line
  9. SHIFT +COMMAND + S to view all starred messages

WordPress 4.3 Enhanced Text Editor

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The newly released version of WordPress 4.3, “Billie” has added 4 new features. I have watched the introductory video.

Really excited to know more every time it releases the new version.

But this time it played so fast that I have to replayed it a few times.

Beside listening to the audio, the demo on the video was too quick in motion for me to grasp, as in technically in typing.  At the first initial play, it has already caught my attention a lot.

WordPress 4.3 has enhanced improvements on the editor box with keyboard shortcuts for text formatting.

What’s so new and what is keyboard shortcuts?

For example, in most text editor boxes, features such as ‘CTRL+b’ is for bold text, ‘CTRL+i’ is for italic text and ‘CTRL+z’ is for undo to previous action.

Theses common features are called keyboard shortcuts. And WordPress has more enhanced keyboard shortcuts.

more enhanced for what purpose?

It simply makes one’s hand to stay on keyboard more than having the need to leave one’s hand reaching out for the mouse and finishes editing with clicks, such as paragraphing or creating list with numbering and bullets.

Thereafter, it also minimize time for returning the same hand back to keyboard and position your forefinger on letter markers of ‘J’ or ‘F’ keys again.

It certainly takes a few seconds and we are already living with the already-professional-way of using keyboard with mouse on word editor.

Yet, this enhancement, has created a better flow in text editing. Macro level of such actions reduce time and improve focus, thus, making typing smoother at your finger tips.

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway

In a very few words, quicker to compose a draft.

What’s exactly is the new features?

Mainly four, however, I’m going into one that impressed me the most. The enhanced text formatting for creating heading, numbering, bullet and quote.

The use of these 3 key strokes: hashtag (#), asterisk (*), and forward arrow (>). No brackets should include. Key strokes before text.

Below showing the examples.

Headings for 2 hashtags

Headings for 3 hashtags

Headings for 4 hashtags

Heading for 5 hashtags
heading for 6 hashtags
# Headings for 7 hashtags
## Headings for 8 hashtags
### Headings for 9 hashtags
  • First numbering with single asterisk *.
  • Second number auto-appear on entering next line
  • Continue the same for third numbering.
  • Not applicable to 2 or more asterisks.

Double enter for exiting auto numbering and next paragraphing.

This is a quoted line using a single forward arrow >.

> This is a quoted line using two forward arrows >>

There are also other features. Please check out this video for more detail.

Scheduling For Blog Migration

Scheduling for blog migration need time and effort. Foremost, with cautiousness in handling WordPress databases.

It is not about the renewal of the expiring webhosting service, however, to ensure your blog continues to operate after migrating to a newer service.

To make this possible without any interrupt of service, one needs to schedule days ahead before the expired date is due.

There are mainly 2 items to take charge of: First is the domain name manage by the registrar. And secondly, the web hosting account for serving your blog in the world-wide web.

Both accounts are separated and not necessarily on the same date of services.

Below sharing my scheduling practice for every website migration.

  1. At least 28 days before complete expiry of older web hosting service.
  2. Web hosting service will auto-renew 15 days before it expires.
  3. Domain name renewal need at least 7 days before it expires.
  4. Changes of DNS to take effect varies from 7 hours to 7 days.
  5. Remember to disable ‘auto-renew’ for both web hosting and domain accounts.

In general, playing by the rule of a safer frontline, 28 days of lead time is ideal. These gives sufficient buffer to react on any arising issues during migration process.

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