How to Update Your Old WordPress Posts with Gutenberg Block Editor

Recently updated to WordPress 5.0 or above but don’t know how to use the new default post editor, i.e, Gutenberg Block Editor? Don’t worry we have got you covered.

Before learning how to update your old WordPress posts with Gutenberg blog editor it would be helpful to understand that in what ways is the Classic editor different from the new Gutenberg editor.

I hope you are familiar with Microsoft Word; the Classic editor was just like it. It had all the formatting options at the top while the large text editing area just below it.

How to Update Your Old WordPress Posts with Gutenberg Block Editor

As the name suggests, in the Gutenberg Block Editor content is added in the form of blocks. There are different blocks for all different types of contents. For example, a block for images and another block for text and yet another for a list, etc. So you’ll have to deal with the blocks while editing your posts in the Gutenberg Block Editor.

How to Update Your Old WordPress Posts with Gutenberg Block Editor

How to edit old posts using Gutenberg Block Editor

You have no option but to use the Gutenberg Block Editor for editing your posts if you are running WordPress 5.0 or later as it is the default editor here. But no need to worry your old posts will be unaffected and it’s not rocket science using this editor if you are familiar with the old Classic Editor.

When you edit an old article that was posted using the Classic Editor, you will see that all your content will be in a single block. Now to edit it you can either edit the content in the classic block that you see initially or you can convert the content into blocks. You won’t find any difficulty editing the content if you go for the first option, it is the same as the Classical Editor.

If you opt for the second option, that is, you want to convert the content into blocks and then edit your post then you just have to click on the three dots on the top right of the Classical Editor. This will do the job.

How to Update Your Old WordPress Posts with Gutenberg Block Editor

Each of the boxes in this editor has its own formatting options. To edit any of these blocks all you have to do is simply click on the block and the formatting options will appear on the top of the block. Under the Block option in the right corner, you will find some more editing options.

How to Update Your Old WordPress Posts with Gutenberg Block Editor

After editing all the blocks you can click on the Update button in the top right corner.

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