WordPress Block Patterns

I’m not a WordPress expert, but I’m happy to share information about features which I enjoy using on my site. This particular post relates to use of block patterns.

In order to use block patterns, you must be using the block editor to compose content. Haven’t tried it, yet? Well, here’s information on converting from the classic to the block editor.

Footnote: As a result of this fundamental change, theme updates regarding compatibility have ensued, and several themes have been discontinued. These themes remain in use, however, until such time as owners change the theme used on their respective sites; after which, the previously used (discontinued) theme will no longer be available.

Here is a list of themes which “fully support use of the new block editor to create and edit content”.

I use the free Twenty Twenty-One (default) theme on my site.

Block Patterns are a collection of predefined blocks that you can insert into posts and pages and then customize with your own content.

Source: Support

Here’s a video demonstrating how you can add block patterns into a post or page on your web site:

Examples

One of my favorite block patterns serving to complement use of a vertical perspective photograph, can be found at Patterns > Images > Images And Text. You can see an example post, and I’ve also included a screenshot below:

After replacing the provided image with my own photograph, I select the desired image size to use from the right sidebar. Then, add text.

If you should decide to delete the block pattern you’ve selected, simply click in the editor on the top edge of the block pattern, then on the three (vertical) dots & choose “Remove block”.

Here’s another one of my favorite block patterns to use. It’s can be found at Patterns > Images > Two Images And Quote. Screenshot:

You can adjust the spacing of your image in Column 1 by changing the Offset numbers (from 0 to 1 shifts the image right, towards center). To do so, first select “Block” at top of the right sidebar. Next, you’ll need to click within the block itself, in between the two columns. Having done so, you’ll see the aforementioned spacing options become available in the right sidebar. Adjust as desired.

Here are linked examples of other block patterns I commonly use:

  • Example: Patterns > List > Numbered List
  • Example: Patterns > Quote > Image And Quote

Conclusion

Though many themes in the past have provided WordPress users with varied aesthetic and functional capacities, the new block editor with block patterns has changed the extensibility of what is possible.

Now, users have the opportunity to create content in a myriad of manners, using block patterns individually, or in combination with other blocks (i.e., Media, YouTube, Lists, Quotes, etc.).

There are presently dozens of block patterns available, with many more in the pipeline. This is the likely future of WordPress, one in which users will have much greater control over their content.

I hope you’ve found this post informative & useful. Thanks for reading!

Beauty Is In The Eye of The Beholder

As true today as the first day it was stated, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. This colorful typographic design features my digital rendition of abstract expressionist painting, somewhat similar to Jackson Pollock.

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Journey From Earth

It’s Latin


“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via”

There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.

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Terms of Nature

Typographic Design


Enjoy this textural, three dimensional graphic art featuring terms related to the great outdoors (nature, hike, peace and quiet, etc.). I used Bryce, Affinity Photo and Adobe Photoshop to create this image, now available in my shops at Society 6 & Redbubble.

Typographic Design

Stay On Target


This grunge style geometric graphic design may test ones wherewithal to remain on the path, without loosing focus. Or, if you suffer from Vertigo, it could be trouble.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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A Poem Then And Again

© 2020 Phil Perkins

I’m a photographer, designer and artist. And, from time to time, I indulge myself with words. I’m not a poet, per se, but there are times when I do enjoy the creative process of writing short poems. Yet, to do so requires a source of inspiration…

Fortunately, I have a good friend named Carla Milho, a gifted writer from Lisbon, Portugal, with whom I converse on a regular basis. I’m grateful for her friendship, and always enjoy her writings – some of which have inspired these poems as my response:

Were the day night, and night to be day,
The tables changed of linens and wax.
A challenge of discovery,
Unraveling to be my task.

Response to “Uncover Me If You Are Able“, by Carla Milho


The story you write in the book that you share,
the smiles and the laughter contagious.
True friendship with Carla is really a treat,
her sense of humor outrageous!

Response to “I Already Know What I Need…A Pinch of Salt“, by Carla Milho


Beauty in the pen,
Through the hand,
From the mind.
To share inner thoughts,
Conscientious and kind.

She writes from the heart,
Thoughts collected
By choice.
Her topics refined,
Developed and with voice.

Response to “Muse“, by Carla Milho


⭐ A light to the east,
After dark
In the sky.

🕊 A dove is released,
And my wish
Came to fly.

🙏 Bound for the heavens,
With trust
In a prayer.

❤️ The woman I love,
With hope
We will share.

Response to “Make A Wish To A Star And It Will Come True“, by Carla Milho

Nothing To See Here

It may be near 100-degrees and you’ve been walking around downtown for several hours. You’re exhausted and need a place to rest, but there’s no shade in sight. That’s okay, you’ll survive. Keep moving, and –

Please Do Not Get In The Water!

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A Bundle of Newspapers

Enjoy this textural photograph of a stack of old newspapers bundled together with twine. I’ve added this image to my gallery at Fine Art America, where guests can discover a variety of different print types available – framed, canvas, art, metal, wood and acrylic.

Jumbled Text Pattern Pillow Shams

Featuring a graphic design using words, these pillow shams are printed on soft, fuzzy 100% polyester for rich colors and sharp images that don’t fade. The reverse side is a white 50/50 poly-cotton blend with an envelope closure down the middle to keep pillows snug. Machine wash cold (no bleach), tumble dry low. Sets of 2 are available in standard (20″ x 26″) or king (20″ x 36″) sizes. Enjoy!