Common Block Editor Questions from Clients

Here’s a collection of common block editor-related questions that I’ve received from clients while conducting WordPress training.

I can’t see the editor sidebar!

You have the editor sidebar hidden, you can click on the settings button to show/hide the sidebar.

The settings button can be found next to the blue Publish/Update button.

Where are the block settings?

You might be on the page/post panel, quickly switch between page/post and block panels on top of the editor sidebar.

  • The page/post panel contains settings for the entire page/post.
  • The block panel contains settings for the selected block.

Is there some way to see all blocks used on a page?

Use the list view to see a top-level view of all the blocks on the page.

The list view can also be used to move, delete or duplicate blocks. Just hover over and click on the options menu for a block in the list view to see all the options.

You can find the list view by clicking the Document Overview button, this button is next to the redo button.

Help! I can’t see the dashboard sidebar!

Disable the Fullscreen mode to view the dashboard sidebar along with the editor sidebar.

In the top toolbar click on options (3 dots) and click on Fullscreen mode to enable or disable.

The options button can be found next to the settings button.

Is there any easier way to select nested blocks?

Yes! When you click on a block, there is a breadcrumb trail at the bottom of the editor.

The breadcrumb trail is useful for seeing all nested blocks and can be used to easily select blocks like the group or columns/column block.

Is there a faster way to add blocks to a page?

You can use the slash command feature to quickly add blocks without using the block inserter window.

Type / followed by the block name. For example, /image will add the image block or /columns will add the columns block.

Don’t know the full block name? No worries, the moment you start typing after the slash it will autocomplete and suggest blocks.

The slash command feature is like summoning objects with magic but instead of pulling a rabbit out of a hat, it will let you create pages with blocks faster.

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