The wonderful world of ‘blocks’?

Stumbling blocks more like…

Or perhaps word blocks…

And certainly not wonderful yet, for me. Gutenburg, the latest WordPress development, has left me completely bamboozled and in a blog panic. I gather I’m not the only one, which is a tiny comfort, but it’s not much help when I am just longing to get going on my marionfsblog again.

And, I must just warn you, that there may be some more delays ahead, as I have decided to move my blog to a more local host than the current USA one in the hopes that I will feel a little more supported and – eventually – in control. So this post is a general and very apologetic apology.

Meanwhile, a very quick catch up since my last post, written as one huge Gutenburg induced paragraph just after a very happy family Christmas in London.

In February John and I went down to Devon where I was delighted to have been asked to talk to the Ringmore Historical Society about my parents’ house, Barnford. I quickly got over the sobering thought that my knowledge of the house and village goes back almost exactly 60 years. I feel young but it turns out I am History.

We have more recently been down to London where we had a truly memorable time, seeing family, friends, Don Quixote at the Opera House and enjoying a Mothering Sunday afternoon tea cruise on the Thames. We also enjoyed a very special reunion which I shall tell you about next time.

And yes, I do have already have another post up my sleeve, but I am going to send this first, a tentative experiment, by way of an explanation, if not a warning…

And if anyone can point me the way to some very simple WordPress tutorials about blocks for the simple-hearted, please do so.

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Marion Fuller-Sessions

Retired and downsized, and sadly now widowed, but keeping in touch with family and friends and friends far and wide via my blog

2 thoughts on “The wonderful world of ‘blocks’?”

  1. Hi Marion- You are indeed not the first person to report struggling with “Blocks” and all else that Gutenberg brings with it!

    There are three core directions you can take here, effectively:

    1) Persevere with Gutenberg (it takes some getting used to but will continue to get better over time… – and easier to comprehend/work with)..
    2) Ditch Gutenberg and revert to the “Classic Editor”
    3) Move over to another Page Builder (such as “Elementor”, “WP Bakery” or others).

    We can discuss this next time we speak! Hang on in there!


    1. Thank you John. I am beginning to feel just a little bit less apprehensive, but still have a great deal to learn. I’m in London today for a Guardian Masterclass on WordPress, courtesy of daughter Ruth, who was probably tired of hearing me complain! Hopefully I will learn a bit more…

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