Common Blocks

Common blocks are listed first in the Gutenberg Editor. If you have already been using WordPress, these blocks will probably look familiar:

Paragraph Block

This is the most common block. If you start a new Page or Post and start typing, you will be in the Paragraph block. It includes a simple formatting toolbar.

You also have some options like using a Drop Cap or changing the background and text colors.

List Block

The List block adds bulleted or numbered lists.

  • Bullet One
  • Bullet Two
  1. Number One
  2. Number Two

Image Block

The Image block helps you insert images from your Media Library, upload or from a URL. This is an example of an Image block.

rainy day

Heading Block

Heading blocks help you to add headings to introduce new sections and organize your content. You can change the style and add links using the formatting toolbar.

Formatting toolbar for Heading blocks.
Formatting toolbar for Heading blocks.

Quote Block

The Quote block gives your quotes visual emphasis.

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”

Mahatma Ghandi


The Cover block helps you add an image or a video with text overlay. This is an example of a Cover block.

Squirrel in a tree.

Gallery Block

The Gallery block displays multiple images in a rich gallery. This is an example of a gallery.

Audio Block

The Audio block helps you add a simple audio player.

Cat Meow from Wikimedia

File Block

The File block helps you add a download button to a downloadable file, like a PDF.

Video Block

The Video block helps you embed a video from your Media Library or from a URL. We recommend using YouTube or Vimeo to host your videos as these services have the proper codexes to play them well.