Distraction free writing tips for Gutenberg

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Your either going to love It or Hate It, but If you are like me and enjoy creating new blog posts regularly, you are going to love using the new WordPress Block Editor also known by Gutenberg when it was In development.

I’m often easily distracted, oh look something shiny! I’ve enjoyed useing the distraction-free settings that are built into the Block Editor so, I thought I’ll create a blog post about it.

The is the first thing you see when you create a new post is very distractive writing area pictured below, follow the steps to make the work area less distractive.

This image shows a very distractive writing area.

How to Hide the Settings Sidebar

One of the first steps to make a distraction-free writing experience is to hide the settings sidebar.

Click the X button at the top right of the screen to close the sidebar. to get the settings sidebar back all you need to do is to click the cog icon and it will reappear.

How to Turn on “Fullscreen Mode”

Many WordPress users are not aware of the block editors “Fullscreen mode” that puts the writing in the centre of the page and hides the WordPress admin menu sidebar.

Click the three dots button at the top right of the screen to open the menu an then click the full-screen mode to toggle it on/off.

How to Turn on “spotlight Mode”

The Spotlight mode also helps you focus on editing individual blocks and greys out all the content except the current block, which allows you to focus on one block at a time.

To turn on spotlight mode simply click the three dots button at the top right of the screen to open the menu and then click the spot light mode to toggle it on/off.

Well thats it for now, i hope that you enjoyed this post, Cheers Mick

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