Blocks available in the WordPress block editor


In WordPress 4 the post editor looked like a word processor.

You typed your text and then highlighted a section to apply formatting. For instance, you could make the text bold or display your text as list items etc.

When you type into the new block editor you see plain text. You do not see any formatting options until you hover your cursor over the specific block you’re editing.

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Common Blocks

The best way to understand how a block looks is to see for yourself. So I’ve included some screenshots of the most commonly used blocks on this page. However! when I wrote this post, I was using the classic editor on this site, so to see some live examples of the block editor in use, … Read more