WordPress Block Editor

The WordPress Block Editor can be used to build some very attractive website layouts, with lightweight pages and an editing interface which is relatively easy to learn.

Read our tips and help for using the Block Editor (also known as the Gutenberg editor).

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    Block Editor – Further Formatting

    Block Editor – Further Formatting

    previously published as “Gutenberg Blocks – Further Formatting” Here are some other useful text formatting blocks, beyond the more typically used formatting blocks.  These blocks can be found in the Text section of blocks. Quote “I wish it need not have happened in my time.” “And so do all who live to see such times.…

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    Block Editor – Cover Image

    Block Editor – Cover Image

    previously published as “Gutenberg Blocks – Cover Image” Simple Example of Cover Image Block Very simply, the Cover Image block allows you to include an image with text sitting in front of it, like the image below (where the words “Simple Cover Image Block” are not part of the image but text typed directly into…

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    Block Editor – Wide Alignment and Full-width

    Block Editor – Wide Alignment and Full-width

    previously published as “Gutenberg Blocks – Wide Alignment and Full-width” The Block Editor (Gutenberg) introduces some new and interesting alignment options:- These options require that your theme explicitly supports them.  See Developer Aside for a deeper discussion on what is needed to support the wide-alignment and full-width options. What Block Types Can Be Full or…

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    Block Editor – Video, Audio and Embeds

    Block Editor – Video, Audio and Embeds

    previously published as “Gutenberg Blocks – Video, Audio and Embeds” Adding video or audio with the Block Editor is fairly intuitive and perhaps a clearer and simpler process than with the classic WP editor. Audio The Audio block allows you to upload or select from the library an audio (mp3) file.  Alternatively, you can enter…

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    Block Editor – Images

    Block Editor – Images

    previously published as “Gutenberg Blocks – Images” These are the standard Block Editor image blocks:- Image Choosing an Image block allows images to be added from your computer or from the media library (ie already uploaded to WordPress), just as in the classic WordPress editor. After uploading/choosing the image, image size and other settings can…

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    Block Editor – Text and Formatting

    Block Editor – Text and Formatting

    previously published as “Gutenberg Blocks – Text and Formatting” Let’s take a look at each of the standard blocks provided with the Block Editor (previously known as the Gutenberg editor).  First, the more typical blocks which deal with text and formatting:- See these other articles for further formatting blocks and image-handling blocks. All of these…

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    Beginning with the Block Editor

    Beginning with the Block Editor

    Previously published as “Writing with Gutenberg” When you add a new post or page, you will see the Block Editor screen, ready for you to enter content. A “Welcome” help dialogue may be shown, on first using the editor. If you wish to see this again at any time, you can redisplay the Welcome guide.…

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