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Create content with Posts/Stories

Published Nov 10, 2020
Updated Apr 06, 2021

Quick summary

  • Who can do it? Administrators, Editors, Authors, Contributors
  • How to reach it? Content > Posts/ Stories

What, Why

Use posts to publish stories, case studies, etc. Gutenberg Editor helps you to add media-rich posts to WordPress. It uses “Blocks” to create visually appealing posts and pages by adding useful blocks, widgets, and much more. Each item, either a paragraph, image, video, or table that you wish to add to your post. Instead of worrying about the alignment and organization of text, quotes, and images, every element on a post or page has its own block — and you can focus on creating.

What is a block?

The WordPress Editor uses blocks to transform the way you create content: it turns a single document into a collection of discrete elements with explicit, easy-to-tweak structure.

Each block consists of a Block Toolbar, a Block Settings Sidebar and the Block Content. Depending on the block’s purpose the buttons of the Block Toolbar will change and so will be settings items in the Block settings sidebar. All the core blocks are divided into three sections: 1) Description in how a block works, and the items in the Block Tools and what you can change in the Block Settings Sidebar.

What are the different blocks supported by WordPress?


How

How to add a block?

There are multiple ways to add a block, search and choose the block type you need.

Inserter ⊕ right of an empty block or Inserter ⊕ in the center between blocks

Inserter ⊕ in the Top Tool Bar

Slash command in an empty paragraph block

3-dots ( More options) Menu on Block Toolbar

How to configure a block?

Each block has its own settings. To find them, select a block: this will reveal a toolbar at the top of the block. You’ll also find additional settings in the sidebar to the right of the editor.

The settings at the top of the block usually include formatting options as well as the option to change the block type ([1] in screenshot below).

In the editor’s sidebar you can switch between settings for the current block ([2] in screenshot below) and settings for the whole document ([3] in screenshot below).

The Document Settings is where you can add tags and categories, choose a featured image, see and change the status of your post, and more — these are options that apply to the page or post as a whole.

You can click the cog icon at the top right of the editor to show or hide the settings column ([4] in screenshot below).

What if you’d like to change a block type? No problem: you can transform each block to another similar or related block type. For example, change a paragraph to a heading, a list, or a quote.

How to remove a block?

To remove a block, select the block and click the three dots right above it. Among the settings there you’ll see the option to remove that block.

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