For Mel

What you see above is a block called a “post carousel”.

You can tell it to only display so-many posts.

You can also set it to just display posts in a certain category. In my example, I have a category called Quizzes.

The images you see are the Featured Image of each individual post.

The text that you see is the title of each individual post.

Might this help you?

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

26 thoughts on “For Mel”

        1. They have a block for a contact form, which I found/ used a while ago. If people want to keep storefronts on here, they have a “shopping cart” block… I can see why they’re pushing the block editor. Especially these last few months, they seem to have really ramped up the sifferent blocks. I’ve played around with them a bit – just trying them in test posts, so I know what I can do whem I write..

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    1. It’s interesting because Mel has some of her books she wants to promote at the end of her blog posts. So maybe that will be useful for you too one day? When the time comes, I’d be happy to try and help. But I’ve no idea how any of this works on a tablet. I’d assume it does work somehow, but no idea how.

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  1. Bless you! I think you need to come round and show me on my laptop – there is no block editor on my WordPress….it’s the same as it has always been since I began blogging. So I don’t understand these blocks everyone is talking about.

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    1. do you use a web browser? Go to, you might need to log in. You should get the Block Editor just by default, I think. Since I’ve been on here, I only ever used the Block Editor.


        1. A lot of the new blocks, I’ll never use, but some of them look quite useful. Do you use an app on your laptop then? I saw there was one but I never used it. I’ve got their Android apps on my phone and tablet but I hardly ever use them. Compared to a laptop, everything is fiddly.


            1. really? I had to pay. Even then they keep on saying I need to pay even more to get some “special” features (which I refuse to do). It’s already pretty expensive, as hosting goes.


              1. I have no idea what my friend set up…but they have never asked me for a penny. What I have is basically a glorified word processor, but it works great for what I want to do.

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                1. I have what they call a “personal” plan. I get full management of my site via Add/edit posts, look at stats, set the style of the site etc. Try visiting that web site and see what you see.
                  My friend also has a free blog, but she is in Belgium so I figured they marketed it differently in different countries. That’s a bit naughty, but I worked out early that they were after my cash!

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    1. Yes, it is good for highlighting some existing posts, but I think if you created a number of new posts, then put them into an overview post, then you’d end up generating a lot of unwanted notifications. I think perhaps it should be possible also to suppress notifications on a particular post.

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    1. I tend to think that with a lot of them, but then I’ve gone on to use them. I found a “contact form” block and saw there was also a “map” block, which I found useful for showing where a particular place was.
      This one, I think Mel has two or three self-published books on Amazon, I thought she could display them in a carousel. Then she could promote the books by displaying the carousel in her future posts.

      There was also a calendar thing, where you could export your calendar to it. Not much use for me but if you’re a church hall or something, it might be a good idea.

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      1. Ah yes, it would be great for displaying the books. You’re right too, I’ve come across lots of ‘new’ things to use, after not thinking I would. However, I love a gadget at home, so I could become addicted to ‘new gadgets’ on WP and then my site will become as cluttered as my kitchen drawers lol.

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        1. Haha, I just coughed up £40 for a bit of plastic that acts as a kitchen work surface, a clamp (to get the lids off jars) spikes (to slice a tomato, say) and grater, all rolled into one. It even has a handy ridge around it to stop things falling onto the floor. Looks quite good for one-handed use, but all the same, it must have cost 50p to make so somebody’s making a decent profit out of me somewhere. But if it does the job…

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          1. LOL!! That would be me. I love a bit of Lakeland and hubby always tells me “You look for things to spend money on” He’s probably right. Hey, you should do a post about the best/worst/funniest gadgets people buy.

            You’ll have to post a picture of your new ‘thingy’ lol, hilarious. C

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            1. Yeah, missus does a lot of Lakeland for one thing or another. I found is was useful to get an electric grater, when I was first ill. It still works but a lot of the time it sits there, dirty. And they had a brilliant idea of selling s-s drinking straws, which turned out not so wonderful, as I lost it after about 2 times! So the solution is…no straw!
              Actually that might be a good idea for a post, one day. There are all sorts of little things.

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