Thank You Fellow Bloggers

On Sunday, in this post, I asked a question to the WordPress blogging community about how to create single-spaced text within the paragraph block in the block editor instead of having to use the verse block. A number of you offered suggestions.

Some suggestions could work on a Windows computer with a full-sized, physical keyboard, but not on the virtual keypad of an iPhone. Others suggested going into the HTML and making changes using the <br> tag, which inserts a single line break. And still others suggested using an external text editor to draft the text that I wanted to single space and then cut and paste it into the paragraph block.

Well, I ended up going with the external text editor, writing my seven-line “poem,” and copying the text into the paragraph block. And here’s what I got:

This is a test
Of some HTML code
Within the paragraph block
To see if it permits
Me to single space
Without using the
Verse block

Woo hoo! That is exactly what I wanted to do. Yay!

So I want to offer a huge thank you to those of you who took the time to respond to my post and to offer help. I am now more determined than ever to master this block editor because I can’t imagine blogging anywhere other than on WordPress because of all of you. You are the most generous, supportive, encouraging, helpful, and most sincere community of bloggers there is. Thank you for being who you are.

And for those of you who are interested in this sort of thing, here is what the HTML view looks like for the six lines of single-spaced, center-justified text.

18 thoughts on “Thank You Fellow Bloggers

  1. bushboy April 27, 2021 / 4:54 am

    Well done Fandango. Yes our blogging community are the best especially when a favourite son or daughter may disappear from our lives.
    I am sure using the words “Write on” are appropriate. Anyway who would I have to compose silly comments for 🙂 🙂

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  2. Paula Light April 27, 2021 / 7:03 am

    Yay! Glad you are working it out. I’d hate to see you leave. 🙂

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  3. Maggie April 27, 2021 / 8:59 am

    One of the greatest things about this community – their willingness to help. Happy to see you found something that works for you.

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  4. ellenbest24 April 27, 2021 / 11:54 pm

    Hi Fandango, I am there’s ino point in denying a a tech inept being the html … tab … instructions mean nothing to me. I am sure most understand or maybe should do if they tried, but I have and It does not stick. My glue has depleted with that ole chestnut … time. But I dislike the blocks when poemming I am unable to make word patterns anymore, or just form a smooth beat with line breaks … I guessed that you want to do, or something simular? On the one hand we can revert back to the old editor, with a guide or a bunch of steps to do it but I thought Guttenberg was supposed to make things simpler, more … professional looking. I agree it is for story or memoir, displaying art and photography but not when I want to simply flow a poet through my fingers. I designed my piece in word and cut and pasted it into the block on my Blog it kept form but somehow became tiny condensed and lost its power. I guess playing with font size in word might eventually work, but it wasn’t broken before Guttenberg so why did they do it? Sorry to rant on your post but sometimes my > sighing < needs a temporary place to land. 🤔 Do delete my comment if it offends, oh and have a great week. 🙄

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    • Fandango April 28, 2021 / 3:37 am

      I agree that the block editor, which WP claimed would make blogging easier and more intuitive, does the opposite. I feel like I have less control, not more, in how the end product (my posts) look. I can’t do a lot of the things I used to be able to do with the classic editor (including fine tuning the appearance of my posts via HTML), and it’s frustrating.

      That said, since this block editor was forced on us — I blog from an iPhone and they totally removed the classic editor from the iOS app, so no amount of hoop jumping will get me to the classic editor — I have experimented with other blog hosting sites and none compare to WordPress, especially when it comes to the highly interactive blogging community. So if I’m to continue blogging on WordPress, there’s no choice but to embrace the block editor and try to make the most of it, even if it’s a painful transition.

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      • ellenbest24 April 28, 2021 / 4:22 am

        The is where I am currently, working at getting used on it. Good luck.

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  5. annieasksyou April 28, 2021 / 6:56 am

    HTML looks like Greek to me. How did you master it so quickly? Damn glad you did, though!

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    • Fandango April 28, 2021 / 9:52 am

      I got some good advice and a little experience with HTML.

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