The text editor allows you to write your posts in HTML or edit a post’s HTML. When you need to add a shortcode, add some font style, or paste in code from an outside source, you can use the HTML editor.
This editing mode is aimed at users who are comfortable working with HTML. When you need to add some font style, or paste in code from an outside source, you can use the Text editor.
Example: When creating a new article for a website sometimes it is necessary to cite a source or author. The text editor allows the user to add HTML tags to the post or page in order to accomplish this task.
About the Text Editor
Below is a screenshot of the text editor. It is located in the WordPress administration area when creating or editing a post or a page. Clicking the “Text” tab allows the user to begin adding HTML tags and customizations to the post or page.
The links below provide further reading about the Text Editor: