I am forging ahead blindly determined to use the block editor with no research, no help and no videos to guide me. I am determined to see just how persnickety this block editor is. I was inspired to write this because Melanie over at Sparks From a Combustible Mind chose the word persnickety as her Word of the Day today. (I have now wasted several minutes trying to find out how to link to Melanie’s post. I will circle back and research. If you see a link above, you will know I was successful.
So, just for fun, I am putting in some columns. I found the shortcut for links. The problem is I am on an iPad and my keyboard does not have the standard control keys. I selected a two column block and inside this column, I inserted a paragraph block. It is still persnickety.
I had typed a bunch of stuff here but I guess I hit the wrong button and it just disappeared. I am going to resize the text I hope. (It defaulted to HUGE. and the text size does not apply to just the word highlighted.) I am not sure why the photo did not go in the second column above. This is the option to add text beside a photo. (Media and text.)
I guess this is a caption for the above photo.
persnickety: when things behave wonkily (definition by Maggie)The above is a quote block
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I had to add a paragraph to try and space below the widget. It did not help.
Above I was able to insert a widget within my post. Normally widgets are in the sidebars or the footers. Adding blocks is not difficult, but on a touch sensitive device, the keyboard sometimes gets in the way of the list of blocks. The block editor does not seem well designed for mobile devices.
Now I am going to see how persnickety it is to format individual pieces of text. I will change the color of this line. Now I want to change back this line to the default color, but just this line. That did not work. It does not seem to let me isolate a phrase and make it a different color. It treats the entire block that way.
This block and the one above are paragraph blocks. This is the color I attempted to use. Below I will see what happens if I use the CLASSIC block. (I have returned from below to test the color RED.)
I will attempt to change the color of the word pink and only that word. Okay this works only if you use the inline Code option in the floating menu. I am going to pop back to the prior block and see if that is available there.
I am back to the paragraph block. I tried to insert a video, but it quickly told me that was a premium feature to which I did not have access. Back to YouTube I guess.
Thanks, Melanie. I am now going to search for a link which I could not find in my first paragraph. It is above in the floating menu. The symbol is (-)