How to Use the Classic Block on the Block Editor on WordPress.com

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AHHH why are WordPress.com forcing us to go the the Block Editor on the 1st June 2020. Well, I am sure you know the reason why.

If you are feeling daunted by this, and nervous, do not fear the block editor is easy to use.

WordPress.com have thoughtfully provided a classic block with the block editor, which is effectively your beloved classic editor.

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How to use the classic block

In this youtube video I show you how to use the classic block in the block editor, so that you can continue to create your wonderful blog post with an editor you are familiar with. Whilst, you secretly learning how to use the block editor!

If you can’t click the video below – click here to see the video. Enjoy.

I also create a youtube video demo-ing the basics of the block editor, which was my first youtube video ever. See below.

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

I hope you found both these video’s useful.

I will be creating more demos / training videos on different aspects of the block editor.

Keep looking out for these. May be subscribe/follow me on my blog or youtube channel to ensure you don’t miss out. Also, let me know if there is anything you want me to specifically cover.

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32 replies

  1. Reblogged this on Wibble and commented:

    For those of you who, like me, have some qualms about using the new ‘Block Editor’, here’s some information from Bella, who points out that there’s a ‘classic block’ we can use in the block editor.

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      • Welcome. I was thinking I was being cheeky linking my blog post. But I know this is a tough time for those facing this change. I do promise you the block editor is great, and one day you will say what was the fuss about. I plan to do some more how to write a basic blog post with block editor, then basic images, and basic audio, so that classic user can feel comfortable fast. Then I plan to do more advance ones may be bi weekly or something.

        This isnt my main blog purpose, but I think it would be helpful to a lot of people. Thanks for reblogging

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      • I don’t think it was ‘cheeky’ at all. The Internet is built on links, and I for one don’t think that anyone should feel awkward about adding them into comments (I’ve even written a post that describes how you can do so in a way that hides the ugly URLs).

        If I may, though, suggest, about your videos: I think you’d do well to make them shorter. I appreciate you’re just learning how to make them, but in the same way that (I think) you need to stop apologising about being ‘cheeky’ about links, you also need to stop apologising in your videos for rambling! 😀

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