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  • I let my blog die a little these last few years, but I’ve been noodling with it again and discovered Gutenberg. Oy. I get why it was developed as WP moves from a blogging platform to CMS/site builder hybrid (maybe it needs a “Blog mode,” and yes, I’ve discovered the classic plugin). Some questions:

    1. Classic ‘graf seems a bit narrow for writing. Can it be widened?

    2. There’s a thick black, vertical line that runs the length of the left border of the block; it appears and disappears at weird moments: press enter, it goes away, press enter again, it comes back. Click outside the block, it goes away, click inside . . .. you get the idea. Is this normal?

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  • Moderator Tellyworth


    The editor width can be changed by your theme. The idea is that the theme should use a width that’s appropriate for the way it displays your content.

    There is also a plugin that will make it super wide for you if that’s what you want.

    Do you see the black border when experimenting with the editor here? –

    2. Yes, the thick black line along the left border of the block is intentional by design. It indicates that the block is selected.

    @tellyworth: Yep, I see it in the experimental editor.

    @mark: Wow, it’s extremely distracting. It shouldn’t wink in and out like that.

    Thanks for your responses–will prolly be going to the classic plug-in.

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