It's easy to start writing using QuietWrite. Just click the "New" button on the top right and you'll be dropped into our editor.
Our editor is a little different from other online editors. After you stop moving your mouse, and start writing, the interface fades away, leaving you alone with your words. If you want to access the menu again, simply move your mouse, and it will fade back in.
If your browser has an option for Full Screen (like Chrome), try going into Full Screen mode for total concentration.
You can use QuietWrite even if you haven't signed up. We call this anonymous mode. You'll know when you're in anonymous mode if you see signup fields in the top green bar.
Your writings will still be saved and accessible by you if you're in anonymous mode. However, if you clear your cookies, switch browsers or computers, you risk losing access to your writings. We encourage you to sign up so that you can more reliably access your writings in the future. Also, you won't be able to publish any of your writings in anonymous mode.
As you write, your work is automatically saved every few seconds. Of course, you can also manually save using Ctrl-S on Windows or Cmd-S on Mac, or by clicking on the top right Save button. We strive to make sure you never lose work.
We also save a revision of your work every minute. You can always go and review past revisions. That way, even if you mistakenly deleted work, you can always retrieve a copy from your past revisions.
All your writings begin life as a private writing. That means no one can see your work until you say so. After honing your masterpiece, you can click the "Publish" button in the top menu to publish your writing.
In order to provide formatting for your published writing, we allow a subset of HTML to be rendered. The following tags are allowed:
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, a, b, br, cite, code, em, i, p, strike, strong, u
If you use a tag that is not in the list, it will automatically be stripped out when published.
In general, you do not need to use the <p> or <br> tags, since we automatically convert line breaks to these tags for you.
You can elect to have your published writings be open for responses. You can edit this behavior in the "Settings" tab in the editor. Also, there is a global default setting in the Account tab under Publishing where you can set the default state for responses on your public writings.
To respond to a writing, click on the "Respond" button at the bottom and you will be taken into the editor to write your response to the writing. Publish it to send the response to the writing's page.
You can export your writings to your WordPress blog by clicking on the Export button in the top right corner of the editor. You specify your credentials for your WordPress blog, which will allow QuietWrite to create new posts on your behalf.
You will need 3 pieces of information to link your WordPress blog to QuietWrite: your blog URL, your username, and the password you use to login to your blog.
You also need to make sure that your WordPress blog has Remote Publishing with XML-RPC enabled. You can find this option by going to Settings > Writing > Remote Publishing and enabling the XML-RPC option.
If you have questions, comments, or other inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.