Page Break Block

The Page Break Block lets you split your content into smaller sections with multiple pages …

WordPress Gutenberg Blocks – Page Break

WordPress Gutenberg - Page Break Block

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


Page Break Block Description

The Page Break Block lets you split your content into smaller sections with multiple pages.

Add page breaks to WordPress using the Page Break Block

(Add page breaks to WordPress using the Page Break Block)

How To Use The Page Break Block

To add a Page Break Block:

  • Select a place in your content to add a page break (i.e. before or after), then either:
    • Click on the ‘Add Block’ tool in the Editing Toolbar section and select a ‘Page Break’ block (in Most Used or Layout Elements section), or
    • Add the ‘Page Break’ block in the Content Area.
  • Add as many Page Break Blocks as you need to split your content into readable sections.

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 ‘Page Break’ block …

'Add Block' Tool - Add Page Break Block

(‘Add Block’ Tool – Add Page Break Block)

Or, select a Page Break Block in the Content Area

Add a Page Break Block from the Content Area

(Add a Page Break Block from the Content Area)

WordPress will automatically break your content into sections where the Page Break Block has been inserted and add pagination to each section, allowing users to continue reading your content on the next page, or navigate back to the previous section …

Add page breaks to split pages into smaller sections.

(Add page breaks to split pages into smaller sections)



  • After adding a Page Break Block, there is nothing else to do. WordPress automatically applies the Page Break to your content.
  • You can:
    • Reposition your block using the ‘Move Up’ and ‘Move Down’ arrows or the Drag and Drop handle tool (see our ‘How To Use Blocks‘ tutorial if you need help with this step).
    • Convert Page Break Blocks into Reusable Blocks.
  • You cannot:
    • Edit a Page Break Block.
    • Change a Page Break Block into another block type.

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

How To Remove A Page Break Block

To delete or remove a page-break block:

  • Click inside the Page Break Block to select it.
  • Select the ‘More Options’ tool in the Block Editor.
  • Click on ‘Remove Block’.
  • The block will be removed from your post or page.

Remove a Page Break Block

(Remove a Page Break Block)

Page Break Block Tools, Options & Settings

The Page Break Block includes:

  • Page Break Block Editor
  • Page Break Block Settings

Page Break Block Editor

Page Break Block Editor

(Page Break Block Editor)

The Page Break Block Editor displays:

  • Block Type (See ‘Page Break Block – Additional Info’ section below.)
  • More Options

Page Break Block Settings

Page Break Block Settings

(Page Break Block Settings)

The Page Break Block settings section includes only a description of the block. There are no options or settings for this block.

Page Break Block – Additional Info

  • The Page Break Block cannot be converted into other block types.
  • Installing plugins or themes on your site may add new functionality, options, or settings to Page Break Blocks.


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

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Originally published as Page Break Block.