It is approaching a year since the WordPress Block Editor entered production with the release of WordPress 5 in December 2018. Up to now I stuck with the Classic Editor. Classic works fine for me. But WP support for Classic will not go on forever. At some point I will have to switch to Block, so I might as well start the transition now. This is my first post using the Block Editor. And … I’m immediately stuck. Where is my trusty Pixabay plugin? The only way I can find it is using a Classic block.
So, here I am writing my first post in the Block Editor, and I immediately fall back to the Classic block to get the functionality I need. I can’t blame that on the Block Editor though, It seems that Pixabay is not yet Block-friendly.
But wait, where is the permalink editor? Turns out it is hidden. I had to google how to find it. Also had to look around a bit for the Read More setting. It is somewhat confusingly just called More.
I’m off to kind of a slow start. Time to try out some blocks.
Here’s a paragraph with an inline image.
And a couple of paragraph blocks along with a right-aligned image block.
I have to insert the image as a separate block, then align and move it to where I want it.
Next, a table.
|Header 1||Header 2||Header 3|
|Row 1, Column 1||Row 1, Column 2||Row 1, Column 3|
|Row 2, Column 1||Row 2, Column 2||Row 2, Column 3|
|Row 3, Column 1||Row 3, Column 2||Row 3, Column 3|
How about a separator, followed by a list…
A gallery …
A quote …
Make America great again. – President Donald Trump
An audio file …
A Cover …
A File …
A spacer then some miscellaneous blocks …
A Preformatted Block shows text in monospace font with specific spacing.
The verse block is ideal for writing poetry on your site ...
There are so many things
That I have never seen
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green
After a bit of a slow start, I am warming to the Block Editor. Looks like it will work fine for me with just a bit of a learning curve. It even has some cool features.
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