Blogging Tip: Reusable Blocks On WordPress

Block Editor

WordPress’s block editor known as Gutenberg is here, and we are all using it!

Whether we like it or not.

I am beginning to like it a bit, and I am trying to explore all the different blocks and what can be done.

Today, I want to talk about Reusable blocks. It is possible you are already using them and that is fabulous. If you are, then please comment below and share your wisdom with the rest of the group.

But, if you don’t know what a reusable block is. Let me get you acquainted. They are fun and so easy to create and use. Your life will be greatly improved after this quick 5 minute lesson!

Oh, Yeah – these tips are for WordPress.com. But, I guess wordpress.org users will have the same functionality too? I am a wordpress.com user only!

Why would you want to use a Reusable block

I love reusable blocks.

Basically, it is like a posh “copy and paste”.

I have certain standard elements to all my blog posts. For example: Thank you, Social Media, Images and Copyright.

It can be a bit of a chore to rewrite these every blog post, or even copy and paste. This is where reusable blocks come into play.

I have created reusable blocks for these common elements to my blog post. Here, they are. All I do is click on the one I want and they appear on my blog post.

Life is so much easier.

Actually, you can just search for the name of your reusable block and bingo!

How To Create A Reusable Block

Step 1: Create the text that you want to reuse.

This could be a simple paragraph block , or an image, or buttons. Whatever, it should not matter.

Step 2: Convert it, or rather Add it to become a reusable block.

Click on the 3 dots, and look for “Add to Reusable blocks” and click on that.

Step 3: Save it

Give your reusable block a name and save it

Step 4: Use it

You can now search for the name of your block and use it. So Easy!

There you go. If you haven’t tired a reusable block, give it a go and enjoy extra few seconds you get free!

For more tips on reusable blocks read the wordpress.com support page.

Here is another useful article on reusable blocks – click here

Step 5: Create beautiful Graphics for your blog post with canva.com

Read my recent blog post on “How to Create a Simple Pinterest Graphic for your Blog Post”.

I am trying improve my blog with better graphics, especially Pinterest friendly ones. Do you like my feature image?

Step 6: Publish your blog post.

Thank you for reading. Do comment if you have any questions or if you have more tips to add so we can all learn. Please like, share or subscribe.

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67 replies

    • Oh no you are not a luddite. Actually, it so much fun. You have paragraphs blocks or sentences. Because they are in blocks, you can move them up and down, or even complete remove them with so much easy. No copy, paste, or cut and paste, or highlight and delete. Oh it makes such a difference, honestly.

      Give it a go. It might feel weird, but after a short while you will love it…

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    • Kate, your posts are beautiful. Your layouts, your images and your poetic words are all stunning.

      I think blocks just make it easier to edit.

      At first I found them annoying and went back to classic. But the Hugh said in a post of his, classic will discontinued . So I just jumped in to blocks. Because my mind set was different, ie. I have no choice, I started to use to it fairly fast. Some things are annoying only because I haven’t got the hang of it. But all in all blocks are fab when it comes to editing. 🥰❣🤩😉

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  1. I’m still using the classic editor. I might be the only one…
    But I remember playing with the blocks a little and seeing the potential for reusable blocks. It would save some times instead of copying and pasting from other posts. One day I will get to it. Or not. LOL.

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