‘A Guide To The Gutenberg Blocks Editor” Parts One and Two – From Weekly Prompts
This post is a second response to the Block Editor concerns of some of our blogging friends and colleagues, but in view of confusion (see Comments) we’d also like to add this edit and make it clear we are not Word Press!
Links to our own printable and downloadable guides, Parts One and Two (now combined) are located at the end of this post.
The guides are basic introductions to the Blocks, intended for bloggers who simply want to write a blog post and insert a few images, pretty much what most of us want. And as said previously, don’t let the amount of blocks put you off, we’re guessing the majority of bloggers will only ever use a handful.
Part One dealt with composing a post using the Block ‘Classic Editor’, this is a version of the old Classic Editor previous to the existing Classic.
Two Editors named Classic – what were they thinking? Confusing to say the least!
Part Two of the guide addresses the Pros and Cons between the default Block Editor and the old Classic Editor that is now a block (not to be confused with the familiar Classic Editor below). Both guides discuss the basic features that the majority of us use.
I’m guessing from some of the comments I’ve read, that many of you will continue to use the latest Classic Editor (see above image), and why not? Why should anyone be forced into using something they’re not comfortable with?
Everything is easy once we know how, but until then, the learning curve can be painstakingly time-consuming. If you’re happy with the Classic, then stick with it. For those of you who’d like to begin to use the blocks, our guides could ease the way.
As you can see, the Classic Editor Block above is almost identical to the Classic Menu that most of us normally use; one slight difference is the location of the Media file. And talking of Media, I used the Tiled Gallery Block to show the images below, though if you’re using a phone to view this then I’m afraid there’s no way you’ll see the best possible tiled view.
For my example, I used a random selection of images, both portrait and landscape from my files. As is my norm, to conserve the WP storage allowance, the images were resized to less than half the original pixels before uploading to the media file. Click an image to view the slides.
This post has been created by using a mixture of blocks. The first section used the Classic Editor Block for the text input. The latter section used the default text block.
Click either of the links below to view our downloadable and printable guides.
Update: Parts One and Two now Combined- Click below
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