Last Updated on September 12, 2020 by scottkandh
This page is for my entertaining pleasure. I want to get creative with some of the different things that Word Press has to offer. Why? Because I’ve only been using Word Press for 2 weeks or so and I’m trying to learn things that it has to offer. Right now I have to tell you that this page is going to look wild. But it’ll provide me with a ready frame of reference for if I’m looking to do this or that I’ll know where to look for it in Word Press. Right now I’m going to start with a glossary of some of the items that I don’t use on a regular basis.
Most used section
Page Break – Separate your content into a multi-page experience.
Paragraph – a backwards P – not sure how to use it.
Heading – this will come in handy because I don’t know at the moment to how to change the heading below to a different size.
List – used to make a bulleted list
Audio – embed an audio file
Cover – add an image with a text overlay — Great for headers.
Cover – Insert text here
Highlight the text and then select quote to change to this format. Add the citation below.
Common Blocks – Video – to embed (insert) a video file
Markdown – I don’t think I’ll be using this feature.
Star Rating (it gives a star rating as depicted below). By default it comes with one star. If you want more or less click on the # of stars you want.
Write the code here - not sure how this is used.
Classic – will convert the Gutenberg editor to the Classic editor. Word of caution don’t try this unless you’ve backed up your info. I don’t know if it will prompt you to go back to the Gutenberg. This might come in handy to underline something if I need to. I’ll need to add a picture of the classic editor for comparison.
Custom HTML – Add custom HTML code and preview as you edit. Useful for some of the Pinterest buttons – see Buttons page.
Preformatted – Adds text that respects your spacing and tabs and also allows styling.
I have no idea what this does yet or why to use it. This is preformatted. Just looks indented to me.
Used to insert poetry. The only thing I noticed about this is that it's indented.
Image Compare: Compare (for before and after) two images with a slider. Works best with images of the same size. (takes a little while to load the images). Viewers can drag the slider back and forth to see the difference. Notice that my two pictures aren’t the same size so you can’t see exact changes from one to the other. Something to heed for when I do a post about using Canva (an online imaging program).
Tiled Gallery – display images in a tiled layout. Notice that it will separate with a space between the pictures.
Buttons – prompt visitors to take action with a group of button style links. However, it’s puts a big space between the text and button.
Columns: Add a block that displays content in multiple columns, then add whatever content to the blocks that you’d like. You’re provided with the number of blocks that you selected to input whatever.
Group: A group that blocks other groups (huh?). I’ll need to look at this to see how it’s used.
Media and Text: This is one that I have been waiting to have offered. I didn’t know that this was available. It’s going to make it a whole lot easier to lay out some of my text and graphics together. It sets media and words side-by-side for a richer layout. Sweet!
On this side is the text. On the left hand side is the image to select that can be uploaded or pulled from the media library.
Although it appears you’ll be able to put in one image at a time (in the block).
Next block allows you to insert a calendar (but only for the current month I think).
Prior to this post, I haven’t been printing out any of my posts. This one is going to be the exception rule. Because I’m going to want to refer to this one from time to time.