Exmouth & District

WordPress Training 3

The Block Editor

Screen Areas

Top menu bar

  • Block inserter toggle
  • Edit/Select
  • Undo / Redo
  • Document overview toggle
  • Preview button
  • View button
  • Update button
  • Other items added by plugins

Central Editing Area

Contains the blocks that make up a page text can be edited directly here

Floating toolbar

Shows when a block is selected contains

  • Block Type (click to change)
  • Drag symbol
  • Move up / Down
  • Alignment
  • Formatting options
  • Standard menu
  • Sometimes a settings icon

List View (left pane when document outline toggled)

Very useful for navigating and editing longer pages, contains a nested list of blocks for the page or post. A good place to insert remove or move blocks around.

Properties pane (right hand pane)

Group – contains information and enables a featured image to be set

Contains settings and styles

Settings – depends on type of block everything except styles!

Styles- lots of option to change the appearance, depends on type of block

Useful Block Types

  • Heading
  • Paragraph
  • List / list item
  • Group / Row / Stack
  • Columns / Column
  • Media and Text
  • Image
  • Gallery
  • Cover
  • U3a Blocks
  • U3a single group data
  • U3a group list
  • U3a events list
  • U3a notice list
  • Query Loop