Tips for Mastering WordPress Content Editor

Tips for Mastering WordPress Content Editor

If you upgraded to Gutenberg block editor or recently started using WordPress, there is a good chance you have a few struggles with the WordPress content editor. As much as the platform has been made as simple as possible, there are certain features that will confuse you. In this post we shall be taking a quick look at the best tips you can use to master the content editor. This is important because most of the time you will be using the content editor to create pages and write posts.

Understanding the basic blocks

With WordPress 5.0 going up, blocks have been made the main building elements in the WordPress content editor. This is why the editor is referred to as block editor. Every element on your content will be made of blocks. You will find numerous blocks like lists, images, paragraph, galleries and more. The blocks can be used to create amazing content layouts. Explore all the blocks to understand what they do.

Single and double line spacing

As a beginner on WordPress, you might find yourself struggling with the creation of paragraphs and line breaks. To add a new paragraph you just need to press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard. A new paragraph will be added with double line spacing. If you want to add a paragraph with single line break, you have to press shift + Enter keys at the same time.

Rearranging the Edit Screen

The WordPress content editor comes with a top bar as well as column on the right. It offers a clean interface to create content. A toolbar will be displayed on top of the block you are working on. You can move this toolbar by clicking the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the screen. It is also possible to show and hide settings column by clicking the gear icon on the top right part of the screen. The spotlight mode will make the block you are working on more noticeable by diming the other blocks.

Change font size

If you want to use different font sizes you can do so with the WordPress content editor. Choose the block that contains the text you want to change. The font size options will be displayed in the block settings on the right.

Add columns to your post

There is a built-in column block in the content editor. You can use it to add columns in your content. You simply add a columns block to the editor and choose the number of blocks you want. Each column will have a paragraph block. You can add other blocks inside the columns.

Add image next to text

The Media & Text block makes it easy to add an image next to a text block. It will adjust the spacing and width between the blocks.

There is a lot you can do with the new WordPress content editor. You just need to keep learning more. There are also numerous resources you can use to perfect your skills.

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