WordPress 4.7: How To Add Back Missing Underline and Justify Buttons

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WordPress Missing Underline and Justify Buttons | Work Anywhere NowAfter the WordPress 4.7 update, we lost the Underline and Justify buttons on our post edit toolbar which should not be missing in my opinion!  I don’t know about you but I was livid!!  LOL  How can they take those buttons away?!

Yes, I know you can use your keyboard to get those functions, but it’s way more convenient to have them in the post edit toolbar and just click with the mouse.

I use them often, especially the Justify button, and I want to have them back on my toolbar!

 

Thank goodness there is a way to get them back!  Here’s my video for a complete walk through to add back the Underline and Justify buttons:

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If you can’t see the video for some reason, I will explain here:

#1) Add new plugin “Re-add text underline and justify” by going to your WordPress menu to the left:

  • Select Plugins
  • Then click Add New
  • Search the name of the plugin “Re-add text underline and justify”
  • Click on “Install Now”
  • Click on “Activate”

Re-Add Text Underline and Justify Plugin | Work Anywhere Now

 

#2) After you’ve installed the new plugin, you’ll go to your WordPress menu again:

  • Select Settings
  • Then click Writing

 

Here you’ll see a new option: “Editor Style” and if you look at the drop down, you’ll get three options.

The first option: “Default  – without underline & justify buttons” (boooooo) does nothing, keeps it like it is with the 4.7 update.

Re-Add Text Underline and Justify Plugin | Work Anywhere Now

 

The second option: “Re-add underline & justify buttons” adds the buttons back to where they were before the update, which you need to click on the Toolbar Toogle icon to see:

Re-Add Text Underline and Justify Plugin | Work Anywhere Now

Re-Add Text Underline and Justify Plugin | Work Anywhere Now

 

The third option: “Re-add underline & justify buttons + arrange” – my favorite option because this puts the buttons back where they should be:  Underline button next to the text formatting buttons and Justify button next to the alignment buttons!

Another reason why I like this option is that you don’t have to toggle as often to get to these buttons, they are on the first level of the toolbar!

Re-Add Text Underline and Justify Plugin | Work Anywhere Now

Re-Add Text Underline and Justify Plugin | Work Anywhere Now

 

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So happy to have these buttons back on my toolbar!  Now I can write with ease again. 🙂

Did you miss your Underline & Justify buttons in your WordPress?  Please leave me a comment below if you like this mini tutorial and let me know your thoughts!  I always reply and love to hear from my readers. 🙂

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12 thoughts on “WordPress 4.7: How To Add Back Missing Underline and Justify Buttons”

  1. Watched the whole video. Why? because I also said what the hell? where is the underline button?
    I thought I screwed something up like always. Thank you so much for this tutorial and training. I will install the plug in asap after I write this comment.
    Amazing, thanks again
    Cheers, Peter

    Reply
    • Hi Peter, I’m so glad you found this tutorial helpful! I don’t know why WordPress would take that away?! It doesn’t even make sense, these are basic word processing edit tools. I’m just glad I was able to find a way to get those buttons back! 🙂

      Best to you!
      Grace

      Reply
  2. I have rarely used the underline button. But I always justified my content before publishing it. When I could not find it I could not figure out what has gone wrong. However, I found that the issue can be addressed differently. Go to the keyword shortcuts & click on the icon. A box containing the details of shortcuts will open up. The direction therein says for underlining a line, the command is Ctrl+U and for justifying your text, it is Shift+Alt+J.

    Reply
    • Thanks Barnali! I known about the keyboard shortcuts already but with this little app above, you can have the buttons right on the top part of your toolbar. I guess it’s a matter of preference, I like to just click on the button and some others may find it just as fast with keyboard shortcuts.

      Appreciate your tips!
      Grace

      Reply
  3. Oh man, this is just want I needed and wonder if my eyes were not working properly! Glad I found your post!

    Reply

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