More Block Testing

Don’t ask me how I got here. Jen messaged me with something about the block editor versus the classic editor. I went from there to looking at the Support Forums, and from there I discovered that there is a classic block. That’s a block inside the block editor that operates like the classic editor but only for that block of text.

I didn’t test it out, but I assume that is someone used the classic block to write a post, then they would have to start a classic block for each new paragraph. That sounds fun…

Anyways, that is not what this post is about, because en route to finding out about the classic block I saw that someone had asked about the [More] thingumajig whereby someone could write an intro and then continue it on the full post. Frankly I forget why one would want to do that. And I don’t know where the bit beyond the [More] would appear. But.. there is a [More] block as part of the Block Editor.

I probably saw it a million times and never thought more about it (haha?)

So now I want to use it here, and I am going to have to post this in order to see how it works. So, if it comes to nought, I might delete this post or change it to talk about something else. So here goes and I am saying now that there is more after the [More] which should appear right now. Here goes!

“The Owl and the Pussy-cat” is a nonsense poem by Edward Lear, first published during 1871 as part of his book Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets. Lear wrote the poem for a three-year-old girl, Janet Symonds, the daughter of Lear’s friend poet John Addington Symonds and his wife Catherine Symonds. The term “runcible”, used for the phrase “runcible spoon”, was invented for the poem.

In a case of life imitating art. we now know a runcible spoon as a spoon with little holes in it, making it suitable for dusting castor sugar on a cake, or something of that nature.

And here is an image.

And now I understand it. If I simply go to this site but not into this post, then after the opening paragraphs I see the text ‘READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP (BUT WHERE TO CAPTAIN?)

Oh, I didn’t expect it to be an actual link when I pasted it here. If I am right then clicking it should lead in a loop right back here. And yes it does.


  1. JenT says:

    Hi David, You said, “but I assume that is someone used the classic block to write a post, then they would have to start a classic block for each new paragraph.” Not at all! The Classic block, which I am busily writing about for the next post on my site, is self-contained. If your blog content is basically text with an image or two, you can do just about everything you need in that single block.


    1. Thank you for the information. I’ll look out for your post 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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