Paragraph Block

The paragraph block allows you to craft content easily and is the default block type for text added to the editor.

You can write your content like a regular document and each paragraph will automatically be turned into a block behind the scenes.

Add a paragraph by typing, or, select the paragraph block from the inserter icon

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

Block Interface

To reveal the block toolbar, you can click on the block and the toolbar will display. Each block comes with unique toolbar icons and specific user controls that allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor.

The paragraph block toolbar has basic text formatting options along with a few others

The paragraph block offers basic formatting options in its toolbar:

  • Text Alignment

  • Bold

  • Italics

  • Hyperlink

  • Strikethrough

  • Underline (EXT)

  • Superscript (EXT)

  • Subscript (EXT)

  • Clear Formatting (EXT)

The formatting controls marked with (EXT) have been added by the Conj - eCommerce WordPress Theme and are not part of the core functionality.

Color Scheme

You can choose the text and background colors for your paragraph. Selecting proper colors will help you to call attention to important content with a nice contrast for readability purposes.

The paragraph block with custom color settings

Accessibility parameters are implemented within this color picker panel to warn you when the text may become illegible for persons with reading impairments.

Alignment

A block-specific toolbar will appear whenever you select the paragraph block. Three of the options are for the block’s alignment, right, center, and left. Choosing the right or left will allow you to place another block alongside the paragraph block moreover picking center will return the block to its default, taking up the full width of the post or page content.

Responsive Text Alignment

This control offers left, right, and center alignment responsive classes that can be used to realign the block’s position with the same viewport width breakpoints as the grid system. Basically, they work just like the usual alignment classes, except that they have suffixes that represent the breakpoint from which they come to effect.

Realign the paragraph block across the different viewports

This feature is exclusively available within the Conj - eCommerce WordPress Theme which supports these alignment controls in any given post or page template.

Text Settings

This control allows you to change the paragraph’s font size, either with relative percentages or down to the pixel. You can also add a drop cap to your paragraph.

Dropcaps add more prominence to a paragraph

In addition to the options found in the block’s toolbar, you may locate the block specific settings in the editor sidebar panel. Clicking on the cog icon next to the publish button will toggle the visibility of this panel.

The paragraph block settings can be found in the sidebar

Advanced

The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and apply styles to the block as you see fit.