When you begin working on a new blog post or page on your WordPress CMS, each piece of content you want to include, such as a paragraph of text or an image, will be converted into a block.
Think of a block as a neat wrapper around any given piece of content on the page. However, the fact that it’s indeed a block doesn’t change anything concerning the content itself. A paragraph of text is still a paragraph of text and simple as it is.
Using blocks is very intuitive and effective. As soon as you begin working on a new post or page, WordPress will invite you to start writing text or choose a block type.
When you are done typing a paragraph text, just hit the enter on your keyboard and WordPress will automatically transition you to the next block. And so on. So, it is as simple as typing in Microsoft word.
To add a block other than a paragraph of text, click on the ‘+’ icon, which you’ll find in the upper-left corner of the block editor.
Depending on the type of block you choose, you will be able to customize it in a number of ways, all to make it look exactly how you want.
Introducing this block wrapper has a range of benefits. Chief among them is the fact that you can rearrange blocks much more easily than you could with the previous editor.
Each block has controls for moving it one spot up or down, and also supports drag and drop when you click and hold onto the icon in the middle of those two arrows.
Previously, to move content around within a blog post on WordPress, you needed to cut and paste it in place. This often resulted in various formatting issues (depending on the text editor you were using), or whole sections of content getting lost whenever you erased your clipboard by accident. The new blocks don’t suffer from those old issues anymore and are much more maneuverable.
So that you can enjoy your blogging more.