Yesterday Garry slipped into the block editor and wrote a whole piece. He didn’t make any special effort. He just wrote it. How humiliating for me!
Of course, he doesn’t deal with the finer points — like design, editing, proofreading, or adding graphics. He gives me the raw copy. Which works well because my editing skills are far superior on his writing than on my own.
So I edited it. I used the block editor because you can’t switch from one to the other without encountering major glitches — which, to be fair, they warn you will happen. The two formats are not compatible. I think that’s a mistake. It is especially irksome we who have thousands (in my case, more than 11,000) older posts which won’t easily translate to the new format.
But, having been handed a piece done using the block format, I figured if Garry could do it, clearly so could I. It made me feel stupid.
So, having gotten the piece, I worked on the typography and then, it was time to add a few photographs.
I found the “image” block and added a picture. I could enlarge it, give it round edges. What I could not do was center it . Today, I think I figured out how to center it, though it would be nice if you could do it in the media file or at least in an image-centric section that relates specifically to graphics rather than text. Oh well. WordPress has never handled graphics well. We work around it, but we have yet to make it do quite what it ought to do.
I just figured if Garry could — without thinking about it — make the block format work, maybe I was trying too hard. Or not nearly hard enough.