[I should say at the start, you’ll need to view the post on my site to appreciate this.]
Well, first of all, did you see the quiz I post yesterday? It went something like this:
blah blah blah
In fact, to get there, I had to select a Table block and edit it manually. If I’d have just created a table from the editor, and used it as is, I’d have got:
blah blah blah
See how it mangles the widths?
So I sent a message to WordPress and asked if there was any way to do this visually, without faffing around with the underlying code. Turns out, there is a block called the Columns block instead. This allows me to create my columns, entirely within the visual editor. Set the widths, and all.
I thought I’d mention it for two reasons. First, this appears to be quite a powerful block. After you’ve said how many columns you want, you can not only set their widths, but you can also fill then with whatever other blocks you like. I mean, I was only interested in writing a bit of text, but you could put images, or lists, or (I guess) loads of other things, if the fancy takes you.
Second, this is the one time I have to go beyond the block editor and fiddle with the underlying code.
I’ve seen/used these blocks where you can display media and text side-by-side, but it’s clear to me now that that is just a special case of a Columns block. So, this is what my quiz would’ve looked like if I’d have used the Columns block.
There is a feed on here goes by the name of WordPress News, it is an “official” feed for wordpress.org. wordpress.com, the platform on which we write, is built on wordpress.org.
For better or worse, they have big plans for Gutenberg. They have an idea called Full Site Editing, where Gutenbery is gradually doing more and more. They envisage Gutenberg expanding and encompassing even things like the Customizer, say. So I think the writing is on the wall.
Coming or Going – is a state of confusion and has been the way many of our blogging colleagues have felt during this first week of the Gutenberg Editor. Some of us have opened new pages to find Blocks as the default editor, while others have seen no change whatsoever! Confusing isn’t it? What was your experience on that first day?
I’d assumed that those bloggers with little interest in using the Gutenberg Block Editor would have found their way back to the Classic. It seems I was wrong about that, and there are still bloggers out there having a good old shout about not being able to find their way back.
‘A Guide To The Gutenberg Blocks Editor” Part Two.
This post is a second response to the Block Editor concerns of some of our blogging colleagues
Links to the printable and downloadable guides, Parts One and Two are located at the end of this post.
Both 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, most of us will only ever use two or three.
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!
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, 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. We’re told the Classic will be around until at least 2022.