Gutenberg’s block editor alignment-selection dropdown has its mysteries. Read to avoid confusion…
How many alignment options do you see in the image?
There are 2 options in the dropdown, and 2 types of icons (
Clicking the already-selected Wide width option thickens the plot…
Now, how many alignment options?
The Wide width option is now apparently unselected. There are still two options in the dropdown. But now there are actually 3 types of icons! Two, those we have already seen, are named – Wide width (
Few questions are then raised:
- How can one guess clicking a selected option unselects it? (dropdowns don’t usually behave this way)
- If one first encounters the state captured by the first screenshot – how can one know there are 3 alignment options, rather than 2?
- What’s the name of the anonymous, third alignment option?
The Gutenburg guys will probably sort it out eventually. In the meantime, don’t get confused.