Exploring the Power of WordPress Text Blocks – Part 1

WordPress Hartford CT Meetup
April 18, 2023
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Watch Recording on YouTube


  • Speaker Introductions
  • Background Behind Block Deep-Dive Series
  • Paragraph Block (Peter)
  • List Block (Ray)
  • Heading Block (Peter)
  • Wrap-Up
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Ray Michno

Cute Yellow Wapuu WordPress Mascot
  • Hartford WordPress Co-Organizer
  • 25+ years in IT
  • Developer/Software Architect
  • Pratt & Whitney, Aetna, UnitedHealthGroup
  • 7+ years using WordPress
  • Self-employed – CTWebGeek
  • Married, No Kids, Lives in Newington, CT
  • Geek
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Peter Ingersoll

  • Hartford WordPress Co-Organizer
  • 25+ working on the Web
  • Marketing, communications, design, tech guy
  • Hartford Courant, logistics, agency
  • 10 years using WordPress
  • Self-employed – Ingersoll Interactive
  • Married, two adult kids, lives in South Windsor, CT
  • WordPress Admin & DIY Advocate – IngersollWP.com
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  • What motivated this series of Meetups?
  • What will the format be?
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Paragraph Block

  • The paragraph block is the default block
  • The most ubiquitous block, often used within other blocks and block patterns
  • Can be transformed to several other blocks
  • Consider adding content as just paragraphs and then transform and style as desired
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List Block

  • HTML Lists allow you to group a set of related items.
  • The most common types of lists are Ordered Lists <ol> and Unordered Lists <ul>
  • WordPress refers to these as Numbered Lists or Bulleted Lists
  • A third type of list is a Description List (a list of terms, with a description of each term) – not supported by List Block, but there are plugins that can create them.
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Heading Block

  • Heading blocks add organizing, formatted text
  • Use H2, H3, etc. in proper outline order (H1 is the page title)
  • Initial formatting defined by theme, can be customized
  • Used by table of contents blocks (not yet core)
  • Keyboard shortcuts: /h2, /h3, etc. or ##+space for h2, ###+space for h3, etc.
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Wrap Up & Q&A

Wapuu with laptop and cat
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