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I want to share more about how I learned to use Gutenberg...
A month ago I posted an article where I mentioned that official support for the classic WordPress editor plugin will end on December 31st, 2021 ~ some 15 months from now. ("WordPress: Learn Gutenberg Blocks")
My solution is to...
Learn/Use Gutenberg Blocks, now!
For your convenience I've created a play list in my YouTube channel with the Yoast videos from my previous article: YouTube Playlist. It's an hour of continuous watching.
A month after I posted that article I found one sentence that put everything in perspective.
- Visualize a page as a stack of blocks, one block at a time on top of each other.
- There is one block per row.
- Each block is designed to display content in a specific format.
- Among these formats are:
- paragraphs (text),
- literally dozens of other formats.
- Some of these blocks are free, some are sold as a premium, and some may be part of a theme package. The names "block editor" and "Gutenberg" are used interchangeably.
- Each block can be formatted differently from the preceding and following blocks.
- Each block can contain other blocks.
- There are special blocks for layout. One such block can contain columns!
- And yes, you can embed blocks inside the columns.
- A typical page might look like this (7 blocks in 6 rows):
- Title block
- Image block, centered
- Text block - 1st paragraph
- Text block - 2nd paragraph
- Column block - 2 columns
- Left column - image block
- Right column - text block (for description)
There is still a lot to learn - and to master - from learning what blocks are available to learning how to format each block individually, how to save blocks for repeated use, how to embed and stack blocks.
I again refer you to my previous article from a month ago, "WordPress: Learn Gutenberg Blocks," for a step-by-step lesson.
Bibliography & Reading
FYI: I am a digital immigrant (vs a digital native, AKA millineals). My analogies and stories are best understood and enjoyed by people born before 1980. I like to share what I've learned, and I like the word free.
- YouTube Playlist For your convenience I've created a play list in my YouTube channel with the Yoast videos above. It's an hour of continuous watching.
- "The history of WordPress" (9 minutes)
- "Intro to Publishing with the Block Editor" (40 min) This video is from WordPress.org
- You can go directly to the Yoast channel for their Yoast SEO academy for all their videos.
- Yoast SEO
- ABCInc Playlist for all these videos
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