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Preformatted Block

WordPress Gutenberg Blocks – Preformatted

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


Preformatted Block Description

The Preformatted Block lets you add text with spacing, tabs, and styling.

(Add Preformatted text to WordPress using the Preformatted Block)

Preformatted Blocks:

How To Use The Preformatted Block

To add a Preformatted 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 ‘Preformatted’ block …

(‘Add Block’ Tool – Add Preformatted Block)

Or, select a Preformatted Block in the Content Area

(Add a Preformatted Block from the Content Area)

After adding a Preformatted Block, you can add preformatted text by typing or pasting in your content …

(Preformatted text added)

After adding preformatted text:

How To Edit A Preformatted Block

To edit a Preformatted Block:

(Edit a Preformatted Block)

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

How To Remove A Preformatted Block

To delete or remove a preformatted block:

(Remove a Preformatted Block)

Additionally …

Preformatted Block Tools, Options & Settings

The Preformatted Block includes tools, options, and settings for:

Preformatted Block Editor

(Preformatted Block Editor)

The Preformatted Block Editor includes tools that let you perform the following operations:

(Preformatted Block Editor)

Preformatted Block Settings

(Preformatted Block Settings)

Preformatted Block settings include:

Preformatted Block – Additional Info

The Preformatted Block can be converted into the following block types:

(Change Block Type – Preformatted Block)


(Change a Preformatted Block into other block types)


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


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


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