If you would like to know how to switch/convert your pages/posts that are currently using the Classic Editor to the Block Editor a.k.a Gutenberg, then this tutorial is for you!

You will learn how to activate the native/built-in Block Editor (no plugin required), and how to convert existing pages/posts that are using the Classic Editor to the Block Editor (Gutenberg).

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jamesde Premium
Hi Chrystopher, I have an issue with the block editor that has me stumped. I have asked in the questions section on the WA site but nobody seems to know this. I want to insert an Amazon sitestripe image into a table in the block editor. I can't get it to work. When I try the HTML editor it always throws up an error message. Any ideas?
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etseil20 Premium Plus
Hi Chrystopher,

Thanks for the brief tutorial on the block editor.

It helped out a lot as I consider switching over from classic to block. I'll do some testing on some of my posts/pages if I like block better, but it's worth trying out.

Interesting tutorial- well explained and easy to follow. I learned something new today.

Thanks again for the training

Best,

-Eric
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
You’re welcome Eric :-) As long as you follow Lesson 2’s page to enable users to switch editor, you will be ok and you can choose which one you want for each page/post. Even if you removed the Classic Editor plugin completely, so that you only have the native block editor, the block editor has a Classic Block so you will be ok regardless :-)
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Kiranoppa Premium
Thank you for this tutorial. I don't have the classic editor plugin installed anymore, but I tried if this would work without it. And it did! I have many older posts made with the classic editor, and I tried to edit one. I just clicked ´convert to blocks´ like you instructed, and it worked!

So I just wanted to inform you this seems to work even if you don't have the classic editor plugin installed.
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
That's great to know Kirsti thank you for letting me know :-)
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DBlanchard Premium
Hey Chrystopher!

I think, that with this training you have almost convinced me to move to the Block Editor.

It seems very stable and user friendly. I went through your training and changed one of my articles to "block editor" and I was able to find my way...

I have been reluctant to change from the classic editor until now...Probably because of habit more than anything else and I didn't want to learn a new method while "the old method" still works good for me.

I have been using WA's Site Content for a few years now (Since it's inception) to write my articles and once I am ready to publish, I send them to Wordpress via Site Content.

Then I use the classic Editor for editing the images and some text. Then I insert an adsense code (where I want it, not where Google wants to put it) by going in the "text editor" of the classic editor.

I see that I can do the same with the "code editor", however the "language" doesn't look quite the same as the text editor. There will be some getting used to there too! Is there any help/training on how to use the new "block language" (if I can call it that) that you know of?

Also, what I do like about Site Content is that I can drag and drop images directly into my article (And choose from millions of royalty-free images within Site Content), set the size right then and there, and when I publish them they are automatically added to my media library.

With Wordpress Block editor, do we still have to add the image to the media library first and then go get it there?

Thanks in advance! 🙂

Denis
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
You're welcome Denis :-)

For the AdSense code you will want to add the HTML Block, not the Code Block. So you shouldn't need to learn a new language.

For Images, I add them to the SiteContent Article at the end, then publish to get them into WordPress's Media Library, I then do ALL formatting from within WordPress. You might want to try this approach?

Hope this helps,
Chrystopher
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DBlanchard Premium
Nice! Thanks Chrystopher!

Oh!!! So there are a lot of different components (for lack of another descriptive word) in the block editor to make things easier...

And you still use Site Content, then, when in Wordpress you go with the Block Editor. Humm...That sounds like a plan 🙂

I might just be "converted" then hahaha.

Thanks one more time!

Denis
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
You can leave your default setting in WordPress to Classic Editor, then once published from SiteContent, you can follow the steps in this training to convert it to the Block Editor. I haven't tried publishing from SiteContent to a WordPress site that doesn't have the Classic Editor installed yet, as I only have a few websites here at WA, mainly setup to follow the training step-by-step. But all client websites and sites outside of WA use the Block Editor.

I made an analogy yesterday for Cassi that it's like having a pedal car, then going out to purchase the latest sports cars, only to take the engine out so that it feels like like the pedal car ;-)
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DBlanchard Premium
You make an excellent analogy 🙂

Will definitely look into this for my next article...Should be publishing later today!

I'll come back here if I run into a snag!
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
No worries :-)
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ChigsGohel Premium
Thanks for sharing this Chrystopher.
Chigs
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
You're welcome Chigs :-)
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