New WordPress “Block” Editor

WordPress 5.0 was released last month and your website has automatically updated to it. Many of you will already have noticed that the Edit Page Editor has changed in look and feel.

It is now a “block” editor, the idea being you can create one or more text blocks which you can then drag and drop / reorder to suit the page look. Apart from that the new editor has no new features.

The Add Media button is now an icon along with the other Word icons and switching between Visual and Text tabs is now accessed by clicking on the 3 dots top right :

New WordPress Block Editor

By default the Visual Editor is always activated, and you should rarely, if ever, need to activate the Text / Code Editor (used for html code).

You should find it pretty easy using the new block editor. If however you prefer the old editor just let me know and I will install a plugin on your site to reinstate it.

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