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Classic Block

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WordPress Gutenberg Blocks – Classic

This tutorial is part of our WordPress Gutenberg: The Ultimate Guide For Non-Technical WordPress Users series.


Classic Block Description

The Classic Block lets you add content to your posts and pages using the WordPress Classic Editor.

(Add content using the WordPress visual content editor inside the Classic Block)

You cannot convert content created using a Gutenberg Block into a Classic Block.

How To Use The Classic Block

To add a Classic Block:

Let’s go through the above steps:

First, create a new post or page or open an existing post or page and either:

Click on the ‘Add Block’ tool and select a ‘Classic’ block …

(‘Add Block’ Tool – Add Classic Block)

Or, select a Classic Block in the Content Area

(Add a Classic Block from the Content Area)

After adding a Classic Block, type or paste in your content …

(Add content using the WordPress Classic editor)

After adding and editing your content inside the Classic editor, save, publish, or update your post or page.

How To Edit A Classic Block

There are no options for editing settings in a Classic Block. To edit your content, use the Classic Block’s content editing toolbar. …

(Classic Block Content Editor)

To learn about all the features of the Classic Block Content Editor, see the tutorial below:

To learn how to switch from using the Gutenberg Content Editor to the WordPress Classic Editor, see the tutorial below:

The Classic Block provides a couple of additional options in the ‘More Options’ tool that you can use to edit, format, and customize your content:

(Classic Block – ‘More Options’)

To edit your content inside the Classic Block:

(Classic Block – More Options)

Remember to update and publish your post or page to save your settings.

How To Remove A Classic Block

To delete or remove a classic block:

(Remove a Classic Block)

Additionally …

Classic Block Tools, Options & Settings

The Classic Block Settings section includes only the following sections:

(Classic Block Settings)


Installing plugins or themes on your site may add new functionality, options, or settings to Classic Blocks.


Congratulations! Now you know how to use the WordPress Gutenberg content editor Classic Block.


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