WordPress had a major overhaul in the guise of the Gutenberg editor. It looks a bit scary at first but when you get used to the block format and realise just what you can do you will understand why they did it. So where to start? Let’s start with the most common blocks you will use.

Text!

This is the most common and simplest to understand. You have a text block for each paragraph of your text (like this one you are reading now). You have the option to make the text bold, italic, align left, right or center, and to make text a link (that little chain like symbol).

If you look to the right of your editor page on WordPress you will see some extra options for a text (or any block for that matter) to help you edit further. We will write a future blog on how you can enhance your content with some of these options.

Title Blocks (like this one)

Title blocks allow you configure some text to act as a headline/subheading (as above). You can choose from the standard 6 levels of headings (H1-H6). A good way to bring attention to something or break up an article into easier to read sections.

Image and Gallery Blocks

The image block places a single image onto the page while the gallery block allows you to place multiple images neatly on your page. This is fully mobile responsive too. Let’s look at some other blocks that you will find useful.

List

This block type allows you to create bullet pointed lists. Great for making a point and presenting information in easily digested forms!

Video/Youtube

It’s now really easy to add video into your website. If you can embed videos from sites just as Youtube/Vimeo with a click or feature your own videos just as easily.

Other block types

You have such an array of block types to choose from that allow you to embed Facebook and Twitter, add buttons, shortcodes from other plugins and a myriad of other things, too many to go into in one short blog!

As ever if you need some help please let us know but meantime happy editing!