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Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor. Thank you Jay .

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The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting. What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Beautiful landscape
If your theme supports it, you’ll see the “wide” button on the image toolbar. Give it a try.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing. Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂


Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavor to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery. Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back. Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important — don’t forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher. Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

https://vimeo.com/22439234

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.


Thanks for testing Gutenberg!

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“THE C-O-R-N-Y P-A-S-T-O-R!”

“THE C-O-R-N-Y P-A-S-T-O-R!”* da poem. SUNDAY (09/23/18)

There ONCE was a time, when-”corny-pastors” got respect!

FOR they kept-the-service-LIGHT – ‘cause – They would reflect,

The joy and the happiness that Jesus transmitted;

All-these-serious-preachers – seem-so slimy and pitted,

Like Horatio Jones, a pastor from “Queens,”**

Who died late one Sunday – He ate jelly beans –

One-got-lodged in his throat – ‘Twas a terrible scene!

He-got-sent to a place – that was smoky and mean!!

Now, don’t get me wrong! His parishioners, they LOVED him,

As-he-urged-all-to-be-serious-with-propriety-and-prim,

And to donate their tithes and their sweat and their souls,

So, they got lots of cash – in the platinum collection bowls!!

Well, so there’s our Horatio! and he’s tied down real good!!

The DEVIL is coming! (I-guess) we knew that He would,

Be coming for Horatio – with big, blood-shot eyes,

And Horatio’s just screaming, and the figure just cries:

“I WANT YOUR SOUL, and I’LL TORTURE YOU LONG!”

And The Devil’s so fast – and vicious – and strong!!

AND CAME WITHIN INCHES (pause) Before TAKING IT OFF?!

‘Twas a mask He was wearing! It was Jesus – “Enough!”

As He laughed: “LIGHTEN UP, lose the blues, Pastor Guy!”

And Horatio is (suddenly) BACK (here!) – You ask (me) well, WHY?

Well, he’s back – to remind-folks-of-a-choice-Bible-lesson:

“LIGHTEN UP! The-burden’s-light!” It’s a real nice blessin’,

To know that-all-this-serious – is WAY OVERDONE!

But most-congregations – don’t appreciate – having that much fun,

So, they fired poor Horatio, but his work now is sweet:

As he sells lots of masks! on a busy city street!

And-he-has: Devil Masks – and kittens – Corny Pastors – and witches,

Jesus and Mary – and-some-will-put-you-in-stitches!!

Yet, HE NEVER WEARS A MASK! And when folks ask him “WHY?”

He says: “I’m-just-a-CORNY-PASTOR! My mask is NO LIE!

I like the-mask-of-humility! For I-try to be LIGHT!”

IF WE LAUGH AT OURSELVES – THE WHOLE WORLD CAN BE BRIGHT!

fin. ❤

* – OR – you can substitute any other, “appropriate” two-word term that MIGHT fit there!! 🙂

** – This could be “Queens,” an area of New York City, New York, U. S. A., or the northern-most area of Australia (Queens Land), where a lot of people go to visit the wonderful beaches and see fascinating sights!

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Zuckerberg Testimony Full Text: After two days of ‘ so-called grilling ‘ by Congress he’s still in ‘ business ‘ and a lot richer: Hearings ended with ‘ no consensus by lawmakers on how, what or when legislation if any would be forthcoming: Zuckerberg refused to make any promises on changes to site or how he does business or even if wether he would support any form of legislation …ALL IN ALL he played the ‘ little boy lost look ‘ and wins the day #AceNewsDesk reports

via (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Zuckerberg Testimony Full Text: After two days of ‘ so-called grilling ‘ by Congress he’s still in ‘ business ‘ and a lot richer: Hearings ended with ‘ no consensus by lawmakers on how, what or when legislation if any would be forthcoming: Zuckerberg refused to make any promises on changes to site or how he does business or even if wether he would support any form of legislation …ALL IN ALL he played the ‘ little boy lost look ‘ and wins the day #AceNewsDesk reports

Mystic Poet 💥💥

“WHEN TO BREAK THE RULES: HARD-AND-FAST RULES ARE FOR FOOLS, NOT JEWELS!” a poem Sunday: August 12, 2018

Break some rules, IF it works,

But-IF-you-break -em – – – there-may-be-no-”perks!!”

Here’re some GROUND RULES!! or, maybe, laws:

“STUFF WILL TURN,”

and

“BEWARE OF PAUSE!!”

I ate-me a – candy mint, so sweet,

Was it THE BEST THING – I’ll ever eat?!

It melted – and – I dreamed of MORE,

And, so-I-ate-”mint-ies”-by-the-score,

And the tasty treats, soon became,

My tummy ache! It’s not the same;

It’s like a first puff, on a cigarette,

It’s JUST SO WONDERFUL, but – you can bet,

As you smoke, the flavor “sours,”

So you won’t go smoking on, for hours!

Our business plan – is so secure,

We opened – and our gain was clear:

A million bucks came overnight,

And then we lost it-all – CLEAN OUTTA SIGHT!!

Just remember, what we call FLUX;

You’ll see some swans, and then – some ducks,

And both are fine, and both a fow(u)l,

So, please keep smiling – lose the growl!

My gal and me, we started “small;”

We ate cheap veggies – and learned to crawl;

We sipped some milk – and discount cheese;

We often kissed – and would say: “Please!”

JUST KEEP IT SIMPLE was our plan,

And, then, we hit “The Isle of Man,”

‘Cause we thought-we-needed-a-bit-more-room,

PLUS-a nice lap-top – in our bigger tomb!?

Yet, with these fine additions, Dear,

There’re TAX increases – and-a-bit-more-fear,

Imagining (pause) that we might lose,

Our-acquisitions, but-there’s-always-booze:

We can’t afford it, but (now) we need to drink,

It helps to relax us – and lets us think!!!

BUT! Not of yesterday? – a more simple time?

‘Cause YOU CAN’T LOOK BACK – isn’t that a crime?

The thing is: SIMPLE’S FINE – AND COMPLEX TOO,

But you need a balance, between the two,

And LOOKING BACK – it is NO SIN;

There’s light there too, so let it in!!

AND LET IT OUT – and keep on smiling,

To live and UNlearn, are we “com-piling?!”

IF we would stop – relax and breathe,

We-really-don’t-LACK; we just – conceive,

That maybe we need this – or more of that,

But SATURATION CAN BE A CAT:

It still has lives, yes – and-9′s-a-lot,

But, eventually, KITTIE MIGHT DIE – then there’ll be a plot,

Where we can bury all our silly rules,

NOW, RULES ARE GOOD – BUT THEY’RE ONLY TOOLS,

And these tools WE USE – don’t let ‘em use us!

USE THE TOOLS YOU NEED, and DON’T PUT UP A FUSS!

You want the perfect rule – or spouse – or life!?

Well, IT’S ALL PERFECT – or – YOU-CAN-LABEL-IT-(ALL)-STRIFE,

But – there’ll be stuff you like – and-also-NOT-SO-MUCH,

So, be-careful-’bout-changing-drastically – STAY IN TOUCH,

With what we might call: “sensible aspirations!”

Yes! But-of-course you can always have some new libations,

Tasty drinks – & treats – & Lovers,

BUT – “down-sides” lurk, even-”under-the-covers!”

KEEP ON SMILING, and – may YOUR SIMPLE be:

SIMPLY ACCEPTING EVERYTHING – WITH DIGNITY,

And LOOK BACK IF IT SUITS YOU; look forward IF you want,

Don’t expect they-won’t-kick-the-ball – even though you-want-the-punt!

RIGHT NOW! You’ve got everything you need!

(You don’t see that?) – Well, perceptions can impede,

Your ability to stay relaxed and loose,

And take change gracefully, so it doesn’t-become-a-NOOSE,

That, in-the-beginning, is OK-a-little-vertebral-release,

But, then, as weight is applied, your consciousness might cease!!

So, eat a little candy (?) BUT – don’t go crazy,

WIN THE LOTTERY – but give a lot to Mazie –

Hold on loosely – to the one you love,

‘Cause she might be – caught-up-in-the-clouds-with-Jesus – up above!!

APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE NOW – BUT TAKE A FEW DETOURS,

And, when things change, open and/or close several doors!

KEEP ON SMILING – even when others frown,

And if they ask you WHY?* say (that) you’ve gained “a crown,”

OF UNDERSTANDING – that things DO “turn around,”

And there’ll be starts and stops – and who knows where we’re bound!

YOU CAN O. D. ON DRUGS – OR LOVE – OR CANDY,

And, if you get too emotional, you can get “hooked” on Brandy!

Easy does it! You’ve all the time that you need,

To do LOTS OF STUFF – and you can even read,

And dream of fantasies – that WILL COME TRUE,

IN THEIR GOOD TIME! So, be red; be blue;

Be UP; be DOWN – with equal passion,

And then you won’t get “caught up” in the latest fashion,

Or the next BIG TREND – of the latest cell phone,

For – you’ll be waiting in line – but – NOT ALONE!!

For the World is a trickster, and it wants you to believe,

‘Til the day you die, that BETTER you can receive,

And THEN! – “Better than that!” – and you’ll be running amok,

When you can just stay at home with Sweetie – and U2 can _____!** 🙂

fin. ❤

    • you are smiling …

** – watch TV or something, or smoke a cigarette, but maybe just a puff or two – OR – smoke the whole, blessed thing! Mmmmm! ❤ 🙂

City A.M.: Google’s record-breaking $11bn fine over Android market dominance set for Tuesday — ResearchBuzz: Firehose

City A.M.: Google’s record-breaking $11bn fine over Android market dominance set for Tuesday. “Sources have said that technology superpower Google is set to face the music on Tuesday, as European Union antitrust regulators are rumoured to have made a final decision against its Android operating system. A meeting deciding the company’s fate had been scheduled […]

via City A.M.: Google’s record-breaking $11bn fine over Android market dominance set for Tuesday — ResearchBuzz: Firehose

Amid investigations and tensions, Trump-Putin going 1-on-1 — INKLING LEAGUE

HELSINKI – With rattled world capitals watching, President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin are ready to go one-on-one in a summit that plays out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, a new peak in the investigation into Russian election meddling and fears that Moscow’s aggression may go unpunished. Monday’s meeting was condemned in […]

via Amid investigations and tensions, Trump-Putin going 1-on-1 — INKLING LEAGUE

American Horror Story guest stars announced as Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Kyle Allen join cast — Metro

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman will be joining American Horror Story (Picture: Getty)American Horror Story has cast Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Kyle Allen into the upcoming Coven/Murder House series. Jeffrey, who starred in series UnReal, and Kyle, known in the US as the star of The Path, will be heading into Ryan Murphy’s wonderful twisted world when the show…

via American Horror Story guest stars announced as Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Kyle Allen join cast — Metro

American U.S. CONSTITUTION guarantees the right to freedom of speech🇺🇸

10 Rights the First Amendment Absolutely Does Not Grant

You’ve seen the headlines dozens of times. A movie star or professional athlete gets fired for making an insulting or racist comment during a TV interview. The person’s response: “Last time I checked, it’s a free country!”
That’s true. The First Amendment to the U.S. CONSTITUTION guarantees the right to freedom of speech. But that doesn’t mean that people won’t be offended by your words or that the First Amendment protects the right to say anything, anywhere or anytime without repercussions.

So does that mean you can say absolutely anything to anyone at any time? Absolutely not. The Supreme Court and lower courts have identified TEN types of speech that are not protected under the First Amendment [source: First Amendment Center]:

• Obscenity
• Fighting words
• Defamation (including libel and slander)
• Child pornography
• Harm to others
• Perjury
• Blackmail
• Incitement to imminent lawless action
• True threats
• Solicitations to commit crimes

These particular types of speech are unprotected because they either actively break the law, incite others to break the law, or create a potentially violent or unsafe situation.

“Sonnet #151” William Shakespeare

Love is too young to know what conscience is;
Yet who knows not conscience is born of love?
Then, gentle cheater, urge not my amiss,
Lest guilty of my faults thy sweet self prove:
For, thou betraying me, I do betray
My nobler part to my gross body’s treason;
My soul doth tell my body that he may
Triumph in love; flesh stays no farther reason,
But rising at thy name doth point out thee
As his triumphant prize. Proud of this pride,
He is contented thy poor drudge to be,
To stand in thy affairs, fall by thy side
No want of conscience hold it that I call
Her “love” for whose dear love I rise and fall

DANCE for The World;😁😁

“THE DOWNSIDE TO DANCING!” a poem a.k.a.: “Salome, Re-visited!” Sunday – July 15, 2018

Salome! Salome! Dances today!

Spinning her “eros,” that sexy, young fey;

DANCE for The World;

DANCE for Your Life;

DANCE for Your Mother,

Your step-daddy’s wife!

And when you do dance, (pause) you’ll never know what,

You might be getting, so “keep your eyes shut,”

And your ears too, (pause) so you won’t hear,

Your mother’s plea: “Oh, please, Sally Dear,

Ask for John’s head, on a nice platter;

He’s-no-one-important! His death will not matter!”

Well, mom was a “snake,” like one long before,

In A Grand, Spacious Garden! (pause) Don’t open THAT door,

To-hear-a-voice-calling; one filled with lust,

A voice that your conscience will often mis-trust!

Salome, Salome dances today; please dance to cast – our cares far away!

fin. ❤

Spinning her “eros,” that sexy, young fey;💜💜

“THE DOWNSIDE TO DANCING!” a poem a.k.a.: “Salome, Re-visited!” Sunday – July 15, 2018

Salome! Salome! Dances today!

Spinning her “eros,” that sexy, young fey;

DANCE for The World;

DANCE for Your Life;

DANCE for Your Mother,

Your step-daddy’s wife!

And when you do dance, (pause) you’ll never know what,

You might be getting, so “keep your eyes shut,”

And your ears too, (pause) so you won’t hear,

Your mother’s plea: “Oh, please, Sally Dear,

Ask for John’s head, on a nice platter;

He’s-no-one-important! His death will not matter!”

Well, mom was a “snake,” like one long before,

In A Grand, Spacious Garden! (pause) Don’t open THAT door,

To-hear-a-voice-calling; one filled with lust,

A voice that your conscience will often mis-trust!

Salome, Salome dances today; please dance to cast – our cares far away!

fin. ❤