Read this first
Between posting this a few minutes ago and now, I have changed the theme to the new TwentyTwenty theme. It doesn’t have the same post format options, but it allows full-width images within Gutenberg editor – just like the previous theme (the one I was using before McKinley) allowed.
With that out of the way – read on!
Does anyone recall what the Post Format options looked like in the Classic editor before Gutenberg? Maybe someone is still using the Classic editor?
I changed themes a couple of days ago and I thought that this new theme (McKinley) could not display images that stretch across the page. Then I noticed the ‘Post Format’ option.
I simply never think about post format and use ‘Standard’ all the time.
I changed the post format to ‘Image’ and for this theme at least, it allows for full width images. If I keep the document in Standard format, the image is narrower – like this:
Which just goes to show that I have published hundreds of posts without ever thinking of the post format options, even though I know they exist.
Does anyone recall what the options look like in the Classic editor before Gutenberg?
Here’s what the options look like in the back end:
Iris against a dark background
I ‘manufactured’ the photo at the top of this post, of an iris against a dark background. The original is an iris against an out-of-focus jumble of greenery. It looked a mess and so I darkened everything and then painted in the rest to make this composition.