9/7/18 5:48 am

5:48 am 9/7/18

I can feel
the weight of carrying something I cannot see. 
This something is blocking me from easy decision.  It weighs on me, like a mourning.  It’s a pain from somewhere deep in the recesses
of my mind.  I wonder what it is.  It may be the beginning of a remembrance that
has crippled me that needs to be rewritten. 
It may be initiating the end of something I thought was permanent.  It’s something that needs to be done.   Or it leads to something that needs to e
done. It is unceasing.  It is not a question
of if I will have to deal with it, but when. 
Why does it have weight?  Why is
it distracting me from everyday stuff?

I lit 2 candles.  1 blue for clarity and 1 white for strength

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 endeavor 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!

👋

The Greatest Love of All!

Did my ancestors know to make position me in choir when this song was popular so that @ 12 I could memorize the words and sing Lead even before I understood the meaning?

Did they know that within the next year my innocence, my accent, my bravery, my cultural identification, my integrity and my very life would be challenged? Challenged by people who looked like me and worse.  Challenged by people who claimed to be my family. (think Killmonger, but more Rapy). I had to chose to live so many times that year, moving away from everything and everyone I knew to a very unwelcoming environment in the midst of puberty!?!?!?!

But in the back of my mind was my little voice staining to sing as loudly as I could that I was created to find my strength in LOVE!

Thank you, #WhitneyHouston! I shall forever try to sing that great…and I will forever steal you hairstyles

#NothingIsWasted #NoWeaponFormedAgainstMeShallProsper