Intro to Publishing with the Block Editor

So you’ve gone through the famous 5-minute install, and now you have a blank edit screen sitting in front of you. Where to start? Creating content on a WordPress site is centered around the editing experience. For posts and pages, we use the block editor to create engaging content for our sites.

In this workshop, geared towards beginner to intermediate users, we will cover:

  • What is an editor and, more specifically, what is the block editor
  • What are blocks, and how to use them
  • Creating a full post, from scratch, using the block editor
  • Ways to level-up your block editor knowledge for the future

This workshop will primarily be conducted via screenshare with a voice-over to help attendees visualize the information and instructions being shared. At the end, you’ll be familiar with the block editor, popular blocks, and how to create a post or page using the block editor in WordPress. Let’s get started!

This workshop is the first part of the Intro to Publishing with the Block Editor series. For the next videos in the series, please visit Intro to Block Patterns and Intro to the Block Directory.

Learning outcomes

  1. Familiarize attendees with what the block editor is, and the editing experience in general.
  2. Give attendees a foundational understanding of what blocks are and how popular blocks are used in content creation.
  3. Complete understanding of how to create a post or a page using the block editor.
  4. General familiarity with Gutenberg and its role in relation to the Core editor.

Comprehension questions

  1. What is the block editor?
  2. True/false: The editing experience is static and never changes.
  3. Can you give an example of a block? Where or how might you use this block?
  4. Where can you use the block editor? What type of content?
  5. Have you created your own post or page using the block editor?
  • Length 39 mins
  • Topic Block Editor, Publishing
  • Level Beginner
  • Language English
  • Captions English

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I am a Community Wrangler sponsored by Automattic and based in the New York area. I spend most of my time contributing to the Polyglots, Community, and Training teams. My WordPress journey began about 10 years ago, when I started my blog while working as a freelance writer. In my offline life, I love travel, coffee, dogs, and learning languages (ping me in français, italiano, português, o español – I love any chance to practice!)