Do you want to know how to modify your web content created with the Phoenix approach? In this article, we will explain the steps to follow to get there. We leverage the new WordPress block editor to create reusable blocks . For those who don't know what the WordPress block editor is, we'll briefly look at what it is and how it works.
A Brief Overview of the WordPress Block Editor
Since version 5.0 of WordPress, there has been a fairly modern approach to content management. Indeed, in the past, WordPress only offered a WYSIWG form in which users could add their text. A fairly common approach to easily create websites was extensions such as Elementor, DIVI or WP Backery. The WordPress block editor is therefore a revolution because it eliminates the need to subscribe to extensions or have a website that is difficult to manage.
What is special about the block editor vs the classic editor (formerly used)
The Block Editor, also known as Gutenberg, is a major overhaul of the old classic WordPress editor. Here are some of the main differences and special features of the block editor compared to the old editor:
- Modular approach:
- The block editor divides the page content into modular blocks. Each element, whether it is a paragraph, an image, a quote, etc., is an independent block.
- This allows for more flexible and granular manipulation of content, with the ability to move and customize each block individually.
- Modern user interface:
- The Block Editor UI is more modern and provides a more visual, real-time editing experience.
- Users can directly see how their content will render on the page during the editing process.
- Richness of media and blocks:
- The block editor offers a variety of built-in blocks for different content types like text, image, gallery, video, table, etc.
- Adding media and creating complex layouts is more intuitive with these reconstructed blocks.
- Simplified customization:
- Customizing the appearance of a page is more accessible with the block editor. You can adjust the settings of each block individually, such as background color, text size, etc.
- Improved mobile responsiveness:
- The block editor is designed with responsiveness in mind, which means content creation is more user-friendly on mobile devices.
- Real-time editing:
- Changes made in the Block Editor are displayed in real time, allowing users to immediately see the impact of their changes on the final layout.
- The block architecture makes it easy to add new features to the editor as WordPress evolves, providing a solid foundation for the future.
How to edit content using the block editor?
To edit content using the WordPress block editor, follow these steps:
1 – Connect to your WordPress site:
- Access the login page of your WordPress site and log in using your credentials.
2 – Access the block editor:
- Go to the WordPress dashboard.
- Navigate to the page or post you want to edit.
- Click the “Edit” button at the top of the page to open the block editor.
3 – Select the block to modify:
- Locate the block you want to modify. Each section of content is usually represented as a separate block.
4 – Make the modifications:
- Click on the block you want to modify.
- Edit the text or content inside the block as needed.
- Use the formatting options available in the Block Editor toolbar to format your content.
5 – Add new blocks if necessary:
- If you want to add additional content, click the "+" button to add new blocks. You can choose from a variety of blocks for different types of content.
6 – Save your modifications:
- Once you have made the necessary changes, click the "Refresh" or "Publish" button to save your changes.
Note that WordPress versions may vary slightly, but the general idea of using the block editor remains the same. WordPress introduced the block editor (Gutenberg) starting with version 5.0, so make sure you are using a recent version of WordPress to benefit from the newest features of the block editor.
What Phoenix brings more
With our approach, we create a set of reusable blocks to complete what you find in the WordPress library. The blocks are directly compatible with the specifications of your website. Therefore, for management, you will follow the same principle that we described above. Do you want to create your website? Contact us .