As for storage capacities associated with different plans – e.g., 13 GB with the Premium Plan – I was advised via recent Support discussion that added storage will likely be made available (at an undisclosed time) as an a la carte item for purchase.
Reblogging is a common function built into WordPress, used to both share content as well as to increase traffic by displaying interesting posts for ones viewing audience.
Some WordPress site owners choose to discourage other users from sharing their posts, however, by visiting Tools > Marketing > and unchecking the “Show reblog button” option. While this broadly prevents reblogging, at present it is still possible for others to reblog content through The Reader, clicking the “Share” button and selecting their site.
With the growing prevalence of block patterns in use, though, reblogging can at times produce an unpredictable display, as some themes don’t yet adequately accommodate these new features.
Rather than reblogging, a user may instead choose to link to someones content. And, it’s easy to do so properly without copying the work (i.e., art, design or photography) of others.
Suppose that you wanted to link to my post on April 22, 2021 entitled, “A Lesson About Friendship“. You’ll need to include the following information –
Now, create a new post. Use the same or modified title (e.g., “A Lesson About Friendship” or “A Lesson About Friendship – Perkins Designs”) and add an image by typing “/image” (if using the Block Editor), or choosing the add image icon (if using the Classic Editor). Next, choose “Insert from URL”, and paste the image address. Doing so, you’ll see the horse photograph appear within your post only (not in your media library).
Footnote: As a result of this fundamental change, theme updates regarding compatibility have ensued, and several themes have been discontinued. These themes remain in use, however, until such time as owners change the theme used on their respective sites; after which, the previously used (discontinued) theme will no longer be available.
Here’s a video demonstrating how you can add block patterns into a post or page on your web site:
One of my favorite block patterns serving to complement use of a vertical perspective photograph, can be found at Patterns > Images > Images And Text. You can see an example post, and I’ve also included a screenshot below:
After replacing the provided image with my own photograph, I select the desired image size to use from the right sidebar. Then, add text.
If you should decide to delete the block pattern you’ve selected, simply click in the editor on the top edge of the block pattern, then on the three (vertical) dots & choose “Remove block”.
Here’s another one of my favorite block patterns to use. It’s can be found at Patterns > Images > Two Images And Quote. Screenshot:
You can adjust the spacing of your image in Column 1 by changing the Offset numbers (from 0 to 1 shifts the image right, towards center). To do so, first select “Block” at top of the right sidebar. Next, you’ll need to click within the block itself, in between the two columns. Having done so, you’ll see the aforementioned spacing options become available in the right sidebar. Adjust as desired.
Here are linked examples of other block patterns I commonly use:
Though many themes in the past have provided WordPress users with varied aesthetic and functional capacities, the new block editor with block patterns has changed the extensibility of what is possible.
Now, users have the opportunity to create content in a myriad of manners, using block patterns individually, or in combination with other blocks (i.e., Media, YouTube, Lists, Quotes, etc.).
There are presently dozens of block patterns available, with many more in the pipeline. This is the likely future of WordPress, one in which users will have much greater control over their content.
I hope you’ve found this post informative & useful. Thanks for reading!
In case you didn’t already know, it’s possible for WordPress site users to create a Reader List. This is a convenient means with which to see new content from a friend or site(s) of interest, without having to search – simply click their list link in the sidebar to see what’s new!
If you’ve had a request by someone who would like to share content through your web site – per some acceptable renumeration, or other agreement – you might consider inviting them to do so by issuing them the user status of Contributor.
Once granted, the Contributor has no publishing or uploading capability, but they can write and edit their own posts until they are published – published by the site Administrator. Learn more here: Invite People To Your Site.
As a user of WordPress, it may at times be advantageous to invite people to contribute to your web site. And, it’s also easy – visit this link to invite people to your site. Make sure to include the correct email address which that user has registered on WordPress.
Also, you may not know that there are over 40,000 beautiful and useful copyright-free images which you can use on your site. These are provided courtesy of Pexels and can easily be added to your content – visit this link with information on how to use the free photo library.
Themes. There are many themes available for WordPress users, dependent on which membership plan you have – visit this link to see WordPress themes.