Taking the Block Editor Plunge

Blocks A, B, CIt 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.

Early Chinese Printing Press

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 1Header 2Header 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…


  • Vikings
  • Packers
  • Bears
  • Lions

A gallery …

A quote …

Make America great again. – President Donald Trump

An audio file …

A Cover …

Space Fight

A File …

A spacer then some miscellaneous blocks …

A Preformatted Block shows text in monospace font with specific spacing.

Pullquotes are like blockquotes, but designed to draw attention.

WordPress block support
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
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Saturday cartoon … Micromismanagement.com …

Posted by Kenny Moore on Saturday, October 26, 2019

In Conclusion

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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