How to Use Block Editor – The Basics


Thoughtsnlifeblog – YouTube Channel

Thoughtsnlife YouTube Channel

I created a YOUTUBE Channel, so that I could record a longer video on How to use the Block Editor.

It is my intention with the Youtube channel to create more How to Videos on the Block Editor, on Pinterest and anything else. Do comment below on what you would like me to cover. Eventually, I will expand the channel to share more of my blog connect.

This is my first ever Youtube Video, created on Zoom, in one cut, it is not edited and completely raw. Because, I don’t know how to edit, or create videos. I have yet to learn all that. Please tolerate me as I learn. I have as always jumped in to a new project on a whim, at 3am this morning because a blogger made a wise suggestion. I have avoided the idea of creating a Youtube channel for ages.


How to Use Block Editor – The Basics

In this video we will discuss /demo the following

  • Block Editor
  • Paragraph Block
  • Classic Block
  • Image Block
  • Moving Blocks up, down and deleting.
  • How to schedule/ publish.
  • Watch out for the bonus tips on  linking to another blog post and creating headings.

This video is intended for those who are

  • new to and
  • those who have been using WordPress.Com for years, but haven’t moved from the classic editor.

Here is my First ever YouTube Video

As this my first video ever, it is a bit long. Going forward they will be shorter as that is what is recommended.

Click to watch. If the main link doesn’t work click here

Please Subscribe to my YouTube Channel as well as my blog. Enjoy


Thanks you for popping by. Do comment below how you found my video and what other topics you would like me to cover in terms of How to on


© 2021 all rights reserved

Published by thoughtsnlifeblog

I believe that the thoughts we create impact our life greatly. If we are able to change our thoughts, redirect them, catch our negative thinking.We can change our life. Read my 'About' page to find out more about

60 thoughts on “How to Use Block Editor – The Basics

  1. Hi, Bella–
    I think you did a fine job, especially as the video part was new to you. I have been resistant to block editor–and still am–but you demystified it to a good extent. I plan to continue as I am with Classic Editor as long as possible, but I’ll experiment with Classic block when I can. And I may go through this one again! So thank you. I learned about this video through a comment about it that calmkate left on another struggling blogger’s post. Best of luck! Annie

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Welcome Annie and thank you for your kind words. Yes calmkate told me she was reblogging this post. I have since created detailed one one paragraph block and classic block. I have recorded one on images and another on music, these are yet to make it a blog post.

      In total I have 3 videos on my blog on the block editor.

      So do view them as they will help you feel more comfortable if you decide to move across. The block editor is so much more powerful than the classic and it is easy. It really isn’t a monster.
      But, I know it feels like that, especially when it us forced upon us.

      I hope to do more videos to help all get comfortable with the tool. So the tool doesn’t get in the way of sharing what bloggers want to share.

      Thank you again for your kind words and I am very happy it helped. Thank you for letting me know, means a lot.😊

      Stay safe and well.


  2. Hi Bella. How wonderful! I look forward to checking this out. Well done on setting up your new channel too. Now I’m off to watch it. And then apply it. Thank you so much! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ahh thank. Let me know if you want me cover anything in a future youtube video? And if you dont mind subscribing to my youtube channel. In advance it is a bit long. I promise to make the shorter going forward. On a learning curve.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Bella, you did an amazing job with this demo! You are pretty incredible! I also must say, you have a beautiful voice! Funny how most American’s love other’s accents and yours is my favorite! I ran into one issue when I did my Motivational Monday post that frustrated me so bad, in previous posts I always added a heart at the end, but now I have no idea how to do this and make the hearts small. Do you have any advice? I am also impressed with your YouTube video and know you will be very successful with this!!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Aww thanks Alyssa. What type of file is your heart? Are you able to send to my email?

      When I looked at your post it looked like it always did.

      Let me know.

      Thank you.

      Oh I was a one take wonder. I think recording editing will be interesting if I ever do that. Or I might remain a one take wonder.. lol

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are so incredibly kind and I do appreciate all you have done to help me with the new WordPress layouts. It is still a little frustrating, but I am trying to adapt. I hope you are doing well and staying safe with this virus craziness!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Bella you really do have talent! I love the way you’ve made this video and as you know I’ve avoided using the block editor but your demo makes it look so easy. Am super busy just now but will come back and watch your video again and give it a go as time allows 🙂

    Your voice is clear … an English accent? And I thought you were usa 🙂

    Having your pic up in the corner and showing me on the screen is priceless …. this works for me as a luddite!

    May I suggest that you could make 2 separate videos from this one …
    1. an intro of yourself and your blog … first 6 mins
    2. then the block editor
    if I was a youtube fiend, which I’m not … I’d be looking for the shortest demo to view. As I know you that’s different but I’m imagining that short and sharp demos would be more frequently viewed?

    Now I know nothing, don’t do other social media so need to listen, just what came up for me …

    Thanks so much for this share, it is bookmarked and I will return until I dare to use this editor … so very well done to inspire me ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yeah the video was way tooo long. I like in the UK, in a suburb of London. Not American at all. Thanks for the tip and suggestions. I watched a youtube video and your intro should hook the viewer about the content in the video, then a little about you and then the content. I should have broken my content up.

      Oh I made so many mistakes recording, I think this take 6 or something..

      Thank you for your encouragement means a lot.

      Talent …no just winging it!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sorry didn’t mean to rain on your parade but you asked for feedback … sounds like you are onto it 🙂
        Sometimes talent consists of just plain hard persistent effort! And I know you will get there … the crucial point of reaching someone like me is huge ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Oh you aren’t raining on my parade, and I asked for feed back. You are right it was too long. I need to review other videos and there are people who give tips on how best to do it. Video should under 15mins mine was over. I am on a big learning curve.. and I value your feedback and honesty. Thank you

        Liked by 2 people

      1. Seems we will be forced to use this block editor on the 1st so you might see a rise in viewings … may I reblog it about then?
        There are lots like me who struggle with new stuff and you do explain it so easily 🙂


      2. in your own time, I shared your link many times already … must reblog that lesson tonight! Admit that I’m most grateful to still be using the old classic editor 🙂

        WIll try the block when time allows ..

        Liked by 1 person

      3. I forgot to say I have recorded a music clip video. It on the youtube channel. I have to put on my blog. May be next week. I am trying go slow this week on blogging as all the videos took it out of me. You have no clue how many times I did just this video to get it semi right. Then I shared two others and they took just as long. I keep making mistakes recording, or I think I am recording and I wasnt.. lol

        Liked by 1 person

      4. I created another video that is on youtube already, but will be on my blog tomorrow. It is a work around for those who want a baby step into the block editor. It is all about the classic block , which is effectively using the classic editor in the block editor 🙃😉😁. Again it is easy.

        Liked by 1 person

      5. you darling, so precious .. looking forward to it!

        I only watch a few youtubes if someone I know sends it, so you are breaking me into the unknown also 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  5. I responded to your comments but since you deleted the old post, I was unable to send them.
    “Wow. I’m sorry I kept you up that long. I am glad though that you gave it a go, especially since you’ve been thinking about it for a while.

    Thank you for letting me know that you can change the color of a single word without coloring the whole block. I remember quite a few people had issues with that.

    I will take a look at your YT. Thank you for coming up with the initiative to help us learn the new editor.”

    You really went all out with this. A Power Point presentation? I’m totally impressed by how professional all this looks.

    I watched the whole thing. Really good job and I hope this grows for you. You’ve inspired me to go back to a post I started on the Block Editor back in June of last year. I will play with it.

    Stay golden!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Excellent you will enjoy the editor. The PowerPoint presentation helps keep my eyes forward otherwise I would be looking down …lol

      Thanks for the encouragement, do subscribe I could do with all the help possible.

      Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: