Tanya asks this week:
Can you share some tips and tricks for using the new Gutenberg editor on WordPress ?
Okay, I have a tip. When you want to put a little section-break in a post, there is a block called the “Separator” block. It has the option of an inch-long, centered break, as I did above, or a full-line break, as I will do below.
And it supports different colours, if that floats your boat.
The reason? Why not create a break using underscores? _____
Well, when my reader picks up that construct, it repeats the word “underscore” many times over. Can you imagine a whole line of eighty-odd underscores? Can you imagine how annoying that is?
The effect is that I stop reading the post. All that writing effort, wasted! Can you imagine, people rate their time so cheaply?
This is not simply my little peeve, but an inclusivity thing – it is an appreciation that some people might not use their eyes to take in a post. Do people want to make their posts accessible, or not?
Incidentally, I noticed that when I copied Tanya’s question, she’d made it bold and italic, to make it stand out. She could have just used the “Heading” block instead.