Tag: creative

  • WordPress Block Patterns

    I’m not a WordPress expert, but I’m happy to share information about features which I enjoy using on my site. This particular post relates to use of block patterns.

    In order to use block patterns, you must be using the block editor to compose content. Haven’t tried it, yet? Well, here’s information on converting from the classic to the block editor.

    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 is a list of themes which “fully support use of the new block editor to create and edit content”.

    I use the free Twenty Twenty-One (default) theme on my site.

    Block Patterns are a collection of predefined blocks that you can insert into posts and pages and then customize with your own content.

    Source: Support

    Here’s a video demonstrating how you can add block patterns into a post or page on your web site:

    Examples

    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:

    • Example: Patterns > List > Numbered List
    • Example: Patterns > Quote > Image And Quote

    Conclusion

    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!

  • Shoutout To Friends

    Shoutout To Friends

    I have many friends on Twitter and would like to mention a few. Please visit their sites to appreciate their creativity, and, if you find something you like, purchase their artwork!

    01


    Karima Osterlund

    ⭐ visit @KOAbstractArt

    From Dublin/Asterdam, Karima is an incredibly talented intuitive painter who creates with acrylics on canvas & wood, and mixed media on paper. See more…

    02


    Natalie Baca

    ⭐ visit @nataliebaca

    From Oklahoma, Natalie is a creative artist & designer whose art has been featured in People & on HGTV. She loves texture, color and patterns. See more…

    03


    Karen Nicholson

    ⭐ visit @Karedesign1

    From Hawaii, Karen is a talented digital artist, graphic designer, painter and photographer, also with interior design experience. Say aloha and see more…

    04


    Bunny Clarke

    ⭐ visit @ClarkeBunny

    From California, Bunny is a creative artist who works with digital painting, photography and fractal designs, striving to convey a story in each piece. See more…


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Shoutout For A Friend

    Shoutout For A Friend

    Every so often, I like to take time and highlight a friend from WordPress. Today, I’d like to give a shoutout to an exceptionally talented and lovely lady from Arizona, an energetic woman with wonderful wit, dreams, optimism, friendly demeanor and a kind heart.

    Michele Lee Sefton

    In acknowledgment of gratitude for the enjoyment I’ve received through her creative works, including a friendly exchange of comments, I wrote the following short poem:

    Short stories painting pictures
    Photography on a roll
    Expressing freedom through dance
    Her poetry stirs ones soul

    I encourage guests to visit Michele’s web site ~ My Inspired Life ~ and follow her creative endeavors, which will entertain, uplift and inspire.


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Abstract 3D Chaos

    Abstract 3D Chaos

    I think that this artistic endeavor turned out nicely. But, what is it? That’s a good question. I would describe it as an organic structure of random metallic bands of different shapes and sizes, situated inside of a hollow sphere made of mirrors and reflecting various colored lights suspended in space. Alternatively, one might simply refer to it as abstract. Whatever the case, it’s cool and looks great on all sorts of fine products available in my shops at Society 6, Redbubble and Pixels. Come see!!!

  • Brain Waves

    Graphic Art


    Putting a title on this design wasn’t easy. To me, it looked like either a brain, or the shell of a walnut. So, I chose the former. But, it’s the design that really matters and I hope you like it. You can visit my shops for a plethora of merchandise options:

  • Abstract Flower

    Earth Tones Symmetry


    Enjoy golden hues of this balanced, 12-point textural mandala digital artwork. Hang it on a wall. Wear it on your clothes. Give it to a friend. There are many ways to appreciate this image, and each begins with a visit to my shops: Redbubble, Society 6 and Pixels.

  • Song For Today

    Song For Today

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Song For Today

    Song For Today

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Shoutout To Friends

    Shoutout To Friends

    I have many friends here on WordPress and would like to mention a few. Please visit their sites, like their posts and leave comments, too.

    01


    Tiffany Arp-Daleo

    visit web site

    From San Diego, California, Tiffany is a very good painter & mixed media artist, utilizing a style she describes as Bohemian Abstract…

    02


    Carla Milho

    visit web site

    From Lisbon, Portugal, Carla is a very talented creative writer sharing imagination, positivity, courage & her inspirational life experiences…

    03


    Mamen An

    visit web site

    From Spain, Mamen An describes herself as a free thinker with the soul of a poet, with splendid lyrics about dreams, relationships & love…

    04


    Anna Liwun

    visit web site

    From Germany, Anna is Indonesian and trilingual, sharing her experiences on travel, food, faith, communication & also writing fiction…


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Walt Disney Quote

    Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

    Walt Disney
  • Sphere of Reflection

    Infinite Checkerboard


    Look into the reflection of this three dimensional metallic sphere, but don’t let it roll over you. How did it get there? Where is this place? What products are available featuring this surreal digital artwork?

    You can learn more about this cool design in my shops:

  • Song For Today

    Song For Today

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.