OK, I completed the entire course from beginning to end. Now, I’m trying to add a cover block, but the screen prompts don’t look anything like the tutorial blocks looked.
Instructions were to: (1) highlight the heading block. (2) Change block type (this starts out on the tutorial as a capital T and when clicked becomes a key with opposite arrows. Once clicked, one of the choices is “COVER.”
Then upload, then media library.
BUT …. I don’t know why this is happening but when I highlight the heading block, I don’t get ANY of the options shown on the tutorial. Instead I get three boxes to the left. On the far left, it looks like a square box, with a little trianle in the lower right corner of the box. The 2nd to the left box shows H2. The third box indicates Left Align, and the 4th box has Bold, Forward Slash, Link, and a down arrow. The final box to the right has three dots.
what’s going on???
In the tutorial video, we were demonstrating how to change a block from one type to another. You don’t have to change a Heading block to a Cover block. If you just want to add a Cover block, select the Cover block from the Block Selector.
Hope that helps!
Thanks, Shawn! I found the Cover Block! … where can I switch back ad forth w/Gutenberg and Classic? Also, do I have to exit my Storefront theme so I can design an attractive landing page? I started a new page, vbut still seem trapped in that configuration. Thanks in advance!
More great questions. Probably deserve their own separate questions in our forum, so others can find these answers!
To switch between Gutenberg and the Classic Editor plugin, install and activate the Classic Editor plugin:
Then, go to: Settings > Writing and enable the option to “Allow users to switch editors”.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll find two new links whenever you view your Posts or Pages. Beneath the page or post title, you’ll find links to edit the page/post in either the Block Editor or Classic Editor.
To your second question, you may have to change themes. When we spoke, I recommended you look at the Storefront Powerpack:
That add-on enables you to customize Storefront from top to bottom, and it’s worth a look.
That said, you may have a particular layout in mind, that you cannot create without changing themes. That’s why I also recommended that you look at Astra:
If you’re going to change themes, I recommend Astra, because it offers a tremendous amount of flexibility, enabling you to create just about any type of page layout you can imagine.
Astra is the fastest-loading WordPress theme on the market. At less than 50 KB, it loads in just half a second! It’s SEO-friendly, and it works with Elementor, Beaver Builder, LifterLMS, and more.
Plus, they’ve created a library of instant page layouts so you can create nearly any type of website.
Hope this helps!