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Block field: Always create a new block by hitting enter#293

In the Editor field it was possible to hit enter anywhere in a text, then the new line immediately became a new block. I could just continue writing in a new paragraph or change the type to image, for example, and insert an image. This was very intuitive and made it easy to write a blog ppost directly in Kirby. Also, it was easy to remember especially for clients.

I understand the advantages of having headines etc. as separate blocks, but then I think, every paragraph should also be a separate block. This would be an easy to understand mental model. Hitting enter creates a new block, hitting shift + enter creates a new line in the same block (For those how need a <br>).

In contrast to this, currently in the new block field, if I want to insert an image I have to:
• go into an existing block of text, a few paragraphs
• cut out the text that should follow the image
• create a new text block
• paste the text
• create the new image field above that text
• done

If I want to put this image a paragraph higher, I have to repeat these steps. Not only complicated but also, this creates two types of text blocks: Those with a single paragraph in it and those with mulitple paragraphs.
Hard to grasp for clients/authors and inconvinient for editing latr on.

3 years ago
1

Just for reference, since this suggestion appears to be related: there’s also an active issue on the Kirby repo regarding keyboard shortcuts for blocks. https://github.com/getkirby/kirby/issues/3010

3 years ago

Yes, this would be a step in the right direction.

3 years ago

I really miss this feature as editing content is currently not as easy as it might be (see Christophs example). Notion or other online editors have the desired behaviour and I would be happy to get it for Kirby as well :)

2 years ago
2

Yup, the block editor could have better UX. Things I miss:

  • splitting text blocks at arbitraty point -> this would be solved if each “enter” creates a new block
  • better add before/next buttons, the ideal probably is to put the (+) button in the top and bottom edges.
2 years ago

Is it possible to release this as a plugin if it doesn’t get added to the core?

a year ago
Changed the status to
In upcoming releases
a year ago

This will be possible in text blocks in v4. Either natively on Cmd + Enter (= splitting block at cursor position, which will also create a new empty block when cursor at end of block) or with something like this

myBlocks:
  type: blocks
  fieldsets:
    text:
      fields:
        text:
          type: writer
          inline: true

also directly with just Enter (the inline: true here is what turns that around).

a year ago
Changed the status to
Completed
3 months ago