There are so many editing blocks with different features. It has been interesting to discover how they work, but in many cases we have also realized they do not work in Reader. I don’t think we are going to be using the blocks that don’t work in Reader. It does not make sense to us. But we will see! Perhaps they may come in handy at times. It has still been worth the effort to play and explore in our Raspberry Rippling series.
Well this week I wanted to try the Post Carousel widget. As far as I can see, it displays the three most recently published posts on the site. I really like the concept, but I was trying to think of why this might be a feature bloggers would want to use this. Some bloggers do a weekly round up (mainly at weekends), and I thought maybe they would want to use their weekend post (when perhaps there are more readers) to draw attention to some of their previous posts? Anyway, even though it might not be the most useful widget, I do think it looks good. Well it looks good on the website, I suspect it won’t work at all in the Reader.
There are other widgets which can be used to display previous posts. I am going to play around with some of them here, but I have a feeling none of this will appear in Reader. In fact I am wondering if when this post is published, will there will be anything to catch your eye in Reader at all?
This is the Latest Posts widget. I have been keeping an eye on it to check if it automatically updates if I amend the scheduling, and I believe t does. Clever little widget. I am trying to push the Latest Posts widget and the Calendar widget over to the right hand sidebar, but I am not so sure it is working properly. These widgets seem like great ideas, but in practice, I am struggling to use them.
I am going to keep trying though! I guess blogging is like trying to perfect the art of selfies. You have to take a lot of pictures to find the perfect angle.
Then I noticed the calendar widget. The calendar widget is another way for readers to find your posts. My only problem with some of these widgets is that they would be better utilised in a sidebar surely? I don’t know how to push them over to a sidebar to accompany my main post. I might play around and see if I can figure that out.
Are there any blogging tips or advice about which features from the block editor might be useful? We are still new at using WordPress and we are grateful for all the support and advice we have received.