Knowledge Base

How do I add a new block?

Here we are going through how to add a new block to your website.

 

Step 1 - Log into the WordPress Dashboard

 

Step 2 - In the left side-menu, Select ‘pages’ if you would like to create a content box like an About, Contact or Services page. Click on the option ‘Posts’ if you would like to create a blog entry for your site.

 

Step 3 - Once you have made the above selection a list of current pages, posts should appear depending on what you have selected.

 

Step 4 - Click on the option ‘Add new’ at the top of the page to create a new page or post.

 

Step 5 -To edit any of the items that you have already created, you will need to hover your mouse over the title. You will be shown a list of hyperlinks, click the option ‘Edit’

 

Step 6 - Once the editor is open, click on the option + in the top left of the post/page.

 

Step 7 - You will see a list of the most used blocks in WordPress.

 

Step 8 - If you don’t want to use any of them, you can again use a keyword search to find something specific. Or alternatively, you can through the list of categories, selecting a category will open the category fully.

 

Step 9 - All you need to do now when you have found the Block that you would like to use, is click on it and it will be placed on the page/post.

 

Below is an overview of some of the most popular blocks:

 

  • Formatting - Formatting blocks like a table, HTML code and text formats to style quotes, verses and preformatted blocks.

  • Layout Elements - Allows you to edit the layout of your page content by adding page breaks with automatic pagination, spacers columns buttons and much more.

  • Widgets - Allows you to use widgets, this block type implements shortcodes from plugins and other blog-type features like archives, categories.

  • Embeds - Allows you to embed external content from various social media such as Facebook, Instagram,Tumblr, Reddit and more.