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Using the Default Editor

The following article is adapted from the WordPress website. For more information, have a look at the information there.

The default editor, also known as the WordPress editor, or the Gutenberg editor, is the editor you’ll be using for any pages and posts you create in your MooTunes site.

Each element of your page or post is seperated into Blocks. For example, there are blocks for paragraphs, headings, quotes, images, and gig guides. Move, edit, and customize each block, and the editor will display visual elements the way they’ll look on your actual site. You can confirm that via the Preview button at the top right of the editor before you hit “Publish”.

Blocks

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

There are many block types for you to choose from, which you’ll see organized by category and by most recent use. You can edit or move each block independently of other blocks, and individual blocks sometimes come with their own formatting settings for even greater control over layout and function.

Adding a block

When ever you see the ⊕ you can click on it and get a list of blocks, in a little modal window. On top you see the ‘Most Used’ blocks. You can scroll down and open up other categories, like Layout, or Common, or Widgets, and find more blocks.

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

  • The ⊕ button to the right of an empty block
  • The ⊕ button in the Top Tool Bar
  • The ⊕ button in the centre between blocks
  • Typing ‘/’ in an empty paragraph block
  • The 3-dots (More options) Menu on the Block Toolbar

Configuring a block (and your page or post as a whole)

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. To display the sidebar, press the ⚙️ icon at the top right of the editor ([4] in screenshot below).

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.

Removing a block

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

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