A Simple Guide to the Block Editor
Today’s post was written in response to the concerns of several blogging colleagues. PLEASE NOTE: Comments are enabled on this post, and a downloadable and printable Guide to the Block Editor is available at the end of the page.
First, you should know that the Classic Editor is not disappearing yet, all that is happening is that the Gutenberg, the Block Editor, will become the default editor on June 1st. At the same time, WordPress will provide a link to the Classic Editor. Presumably, we will need to open a new page to access the link.
My background is IT, and in the past, I edited a website that used similar Blocks. Nevertheless, I previously gave up on the WordPress Blocks because it slowed me down, and it didn’t appear stable. However, WordPress appears to have ironed out a few of the faults, don’t get me wrong, it’s not perfect, but neither is the Classic!
Should you wish to try the Block Editor, it’s easier than it looks. There are loads of blocks, but you won’t need them because just like the programs on our washing machines and dishwashers, most of us bloggers will only ever use a couple. And guess what… it even has this Classic Editor Block!
This post has used two block types, Text block and Image block.
Update: Sept 2020 – Our Weekly Prompts How-To section has created step-by-step guides – to the three WordPress text editors. Default Blocks Editor – Classic Block and WP Admin Classic – Access Here
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