Classic content editors have been in use for a long time that helped users to structure and format content even without a basic understanding of HTML coding. The WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface could manage and create the underlying code for you. The visual editor is similar to word processing software and could be used even by laymen to create web content. Not only words, you could also add images, videos, graphs and other graphical content using the classic content editors. Over the years, content editors further evolved, and the classic editor was replaced with the block editor. Block editors bring in a better user experience with its simple drag and drop feature.  In this new editor, content and layout are created and managed in terms of blocks. You can conveniently move, order and arrange content blocks and can create media-rich content easily. Even without knowledge of HTML, a user can customize the layout and design of the content and pages.

Using the block editors is like designing a new page, where you also get the feel of how a page would look like when it gets on a website. What you get with block editors is more flexibility in adding components and elements into a page, including images, buttons, icons, and other elements.

What are the advantages of block editor over classic content editor?

It was always difficult to copy and paste content from applications like MS Word into the classic text editor. The formatting would disappear, and you would have to deal with many HTML codes that would get into the text editor. Block editors remove that annoyance, and you can copy content from other applications without the loss of formatting.

While using classic editors, you may have to use many plugins to add different components and elements to your content. The existence of many plugins in the WordPress platform is a perfect example of how classic editors lack flexibility and utility. With block editors, you don’t have to rely on plugins for your content design setup. Adding an image or a quote within your content is effortless while using a block editor.

Benefits of using Experion’s versatile block editor

Experion has created a versatile block editor for one of our clients in the EduTech industry. The client uses the tool for creating and editing courses and lessons. The flexible tool is used to create both web content as well as mobile content. Experion team focused its attention on creating a user-friendly interface for the editor, that could be used by any course manager, even without any technical knowhow. With the easy-to-use interface for creating and designing lessons and interactive course content, course managers and teachers could improve the overall look and feel of their course content in lesser time than ever before. Experion’s versatile content editor could be used to create different types of content and interactive material. You could create paragraphs, bullet points, videos, audio clips and quiz as course material. The editor could also be used to insert PDF documents and share video URLs.

For the best content editing experience

With rapid advancements in digital technologies and changing customer requirements, the classic content editor could not have withstand with market competition. Now it’s time to change. Experion’s versatile block editor enables a plug and play module that can be incorporated in learning management systems. In addition, it allows for a broad range of features for end-to-end content editing, from text to videos and everything in between, in the most user-friendly interface.