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The WordPress Block Editor

The block editor is the new way to edit content in WordPress and has amazing possibilities. Here are some resources to help you learn to use it.

First things first. What is the block editor and why should you use it? This video explains all:

Where to learn how to use the block editor

This page lists resources and places to learn to use the block editor, also known as Gutenberg. Our aim is to expand it as time goes on.

Yoast Academy free block editor course

If you really want to learn the ins and outs of the block editor, then this course from Yoast is a good place to go.

But the whole course may be overkill for some. For example if you’re one of our clients then you won’t need to watch the section on migrating to the new editor because we’ll have done that for you!

Patrick Barnes successfully completed the Block editor training course!

Teaching is done through video, a question and answer section and practical exercises, and section 2 is especially helpful. You also get a certificate like this when you complete the course. You need to create an account to do the course, but that’s free too.

WP Beginner – How to use the block editor

If you’re looking for something less formal than structured learning, then this post from WP Beginner is aimed at a non-techie audience and gets updated from time to time: How to use the block editor (Gutenberg tutorial)

WordPress.org guide

The WordPress project also has its own guide: The WordPress Editor

Block editor resources

We’ve found it useful while learning the block editor to have a list of available blocks handy. Here are the basic blocks that come with WordPress.

We also use the Generate Blocks plugin to build pages. Here’s the documentation and user guide for that.

On some of our client site we use the extra blocks available in the Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg plugin. These extra blocks are listed here.

WooCommerce and the Block editor

Of course, for online shops, WooCommerce is increasingly using the Block Editor. Here’s a useful guide to all the WooCommerce Blocks, what they do and how to use them.