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Shortcode Block

WordPress Gutenberg Blocks – Shortcode

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


Shortcode Block Description

The Shortcode Block lets you insert custom elements into WordPress using shortcodes.

(Add shortcodes to WordPress using the Shortcode Block)

How To Use The Shortcode Block

To add a Shortcode 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 ‘Shortcode’ block …

(‘Add Block’ Tool – Add Shortcode Block)

Or, select a Shortcode Block in the Content Area

(Add a Shortcode Block from the Content Area)

There is nothing to edit after adding a Shortcode Block and entering your shortcode. Save, publish, or update your post or page to save your settings.

How To Remove A Shortcode Block

To delete or remove a shortcode block:

(Remove a Shortcode Block)

Additionally …

Shortcode Block Tools, Options & Settings

The Shortcode Block includes:

Shortcode Block Editor

(Shortcode Block Editor)

The Shortcode Block Editor contains only the following:

Shortcode Block Settings

(Shortcode Block Settings)

Shortcode Block settings include only:

Shortcode Block – Additional Info


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


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