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Block Editing

The Block Editor is now the default editor on the Commons and we hope you use it. It is the future for WordPress. If you want, you can still use the Classic Editor (see instructions here).

Your content in the Block Editor is comprised of modular blocks. It could be just a heading block and four or five paragraph blocks. Or, you can have block containers (i.e. group, column, row blocks) that contain any number of other blocks (paragraph, image, video, heading, etc). Containers can include other containers – for example, a group block might contain a columns block.

To better visualize your page’s block outline, use the editor’s “List View.” Here you can quickly understand how your blocks are nested, and you can directly access their settings. A block’s settings drastically changes its display. Blocks often inherit settings from their container block.

We recommend that you watch this twenty minute tutorial on how to use the Block (aka “Gutenberg”) Editor:

WordPress Developers have been continually working to improve the Block Editor, and some functionality has changed since this video was created.

We hope you get used to this modular way of displaying your content.

Block Editing Resources On The Commons

  • Query Loop Block

    The Query Loop block lets you choose a post type (page, post, or a custom post type), a filter (category, tag, author, keyword) and fetch that data in a loop. This closely resembles the familiar “Post” page (what used to … Continue reading →

  • Reusable Blocks

    If you have content that you expect to repeat in other parts your site, consider creating a reusable block. Start out by creating the block. Perhaps you might have an image and a paragraph. Once you’ve created this composited block … Continue reading →

  • Block Libraries

    Plugin authors are creating elegant, easy to use blocks that will make your site look amazing. When you activate a plugin, you may see one or more new blocks added to your list On the Commons, we now have two … Continue reading →

  • Block Patterns

    Get a head start on your page design. Copy a pattern and paste it into your content wherever you want it to appear. Then customize it – change the text, images, colors, etc. Continue reading →

  • Block Editor’s “List View”

    “List View” displays how the blocks work together on a page, and provides access to each block’s settings. “List View” can be accessed by clicking the icon pictured above, which is always available in the Block Editor toolbar. Continue reading →

  • Full Site Editing

    Full Site Editing (“FSE”) lets users design every part of a WordPress post or page, with modular blocks.  No coding is needed, but users do need to understand how FSE works. A good understanding how templates are used in WordPress. Continue reading →

  • Block Editing

    The Block Editor is now the default editor on the Commons and we hope you use it. It is the future for WordPress. Continue reading →

FYI – This is a Reusable Bock built with a Query Loop.

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