Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor

Of Mountains & Printing Presses

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.

What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Beautiful landscape
If your theme supports it, you’ll see the “wide” button on the image toolbar. Give it a try.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavour to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important — don’t forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.


Thanks for testing Gutenberg!

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Testimony Tuesday 7-24-18

Erica has shared her testimony on the new Hydrating masque and the new Serum. Doesn’t her hair look fabulous.

Erica Nichols‎Monat Hair testimonies

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Try one of our many shampoos  and conditioners just for you too..  Shampoo and Conditioners

 

Take the quiz first to identify your hair issues and they will recommend what is right for your hair.  Quiz 

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10 Bible Studies to Bless Your Heart and Grow Your Faith

I run across and marvelous blog on Pinterest. If you haven’t noticed yet I absolutely LOVE Pinterest.   So again I give Pinterest a big thumbs up and I give the writer of this a really huge thumbs up.  Her name is Arabah. She helps women grow in intimacy with God so they live lives of purpose, joy, and passion, and leave a legacy of faith and strength for others to follow.  (her words not mine)

I take no credit for any of her writings.  I am simply sharing what I see and you may want to read here writings too.  URL is: https://arabahjoy.com/

The link to her 10 bible studies is here: https://arabahjoy.com/love-notes-10-bible-studies-to-savor/

All ten of these books can be purchased through her website..

The one that caught my eye was the book about Trust Without Borders: A 40-Day Devotional Journey to Deepen, Strengthen, and Stretch Your Faith in God.

Trust Without Borders is a vulnerable and compelling 40 day devotional intended to deepen, strengthen, and stretch the reader’s trust in God. This unique devotional is story- driven, taking the reader on a magnificent journey from leafy suburban America to the chaotic streets of Asia. Part memoir and part spiritual guide, Trust Without Borders gently weaves biblical truth with life’s everyday situations, from the daily mundane of dishes and laundry to helping a needy stranger on a crowded subway. The result is an invitation for you too to see every aspect of your life as an opportunity to trust God, an invitation to trust without borders.

You can read her books on Kindle on a free app ($5.99) for a very low price or buy the paperback ($11.99) copy.

 

Enjoy your day everyone.

 

 

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Hello world!

Welcome Everyone To My Blog “Lynn Sparks”

My name is Elaine Babb and I have started a brand spanking new blog for my Lynn Sparks brand. Let me tell you just a little bit about Elaine BAbb aka Lynn Sparks and what she stands for.  First off I am a mother of one son and seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and one on the way.  God has blessed me with my family. I live in La Porte, Texas and enjoy life with my children and working from home.  I retired at 62 and needed to stay busy so I decided that social media was the best way to get involved and to help people around the globe. Which brings me up to why I am doing what I am doing today.  This is my first blog as Lynn Sparks.   I chose Lynn Sparks because my middle name is Lynn and I use it a lot and I used Sparks because I love to spark a fire under people to get them going and motivated to see the potential that is in each one of us.  I am a business owner and for the last few years I have struggled like some of you have to build my brand and to be seen by the masses. I am dedicating my life to help others that like me struggle with the whys, the how’s, and what do I do next in this world of social media..  If there is one thing I have had to learn that is, not everyone thinks like I do.  Thank God right..  Well I am here to help you the business owner, the want to be,  the one who don’t mind learning from others.  It don’t make any difference what type of business you are in, contractors, work at home mom with a health and wellness business or the hairlady like me.  I am here for you to help you thrive in what you do.  Together we will help each other grow.

 

To better serve you please go to my Lynn Sparks Page on facebook at: Dreamers 

 

 

 

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