One of the best features in the new Block Editor is you can save and reuse the blocks. This is very helpful for the bloggers who use specific content snippets frequently on their blog posts and pages.
Do you use the same content snippets in your blog posts and pages? Then you’ll definitely love the reusable blocks option in Gutenberg Editor in WordPress. Let’s check How to create and Manage Reusable Blocks in Gutenberg Editor?
What are Reusable Blocks In Gutenberg Editor?
A Reusable Block in Gutenberg Editor is an individual block which saved and used it later.
So many bloggers use the same content like social media links to follow and call to actions at the end of the every blog post.
Usually, bloggers like me save the copy of their regularly used content snippets in their computer for easy access and use to save some time.
Now Gutenberg WordPress editor introduced the new feature called reusable blocks to all WordPress users.
Now you can easily save and use the block anywhere instantly.
How to Create Reusable Blocks in Gutenberg Editor?
First, you need to create a new post in your WordPress blog. Now create a block in your post edit screen by clicking the + button and select the block type. Check this step by step guide on How to Add Blocks in Gutenberg (Block Editor).
After creating the block, add the content that you want to reuse on your blog post and style them according to your needs.
After creating the block, click on 3 dots menu in the toolbar and click on “Add To Reusable Blocks” option.
Now you’ll be asked to provide a name for this block. Give a name and click on save.
This block will be added to reusable blocks and ready to use.
Now let’s see how to use this reusable block and add to your post or page in your WordPress site.
How to Add Reusable Block in Other WordPress Post or Page?
In your post edit screen, click on + add block button and go to reusable blocks. Under the reusable blocks section, you’ll find your saved blocks. You can also search the block by typing the name in the search bar.
Hover your mouse to see the block preview and click on it to insert on your WordPress post or page.
How to Manage Reusable Blocks in Gutenberg Editor?
You can manage all saved blocks by clicking the “manage all reusable blocks“ option.
By clicking this you’ll be redirected to block management page where you can edit, delete, import and export the reusable blocks.
If you decide to edit anything in your reusable blocks, keep in mind that changing the reusable block will change the content in every location wherever you used it.
If you just want to change the content in only that particular post, first convert that block into a regular block and make your changes that will only effect in that post.
Click on the 3 dot menu in the block toolbar and click on “convert to regular block” option.
Now you can make changes that will not affect the original reusable block.
How To Export And Save The Reusable Blocks In Other WordPress Websites?
If you have more than 1 website, you no need to create Reusable Blocks for every website.
You can just export and import Reusable Blocks to use them on other WordPress websites.
In block management page click on the export option below the block. Now that reusable block will export as a JSON file.
You need to export every single reusable block to use on other websites.
Now go to another website admin area and go to block management screen. Then click on “Import from JSON” button.
WordPress now ill ask you to choose the file to upload. Click on choose option and select the JSON file you downloaded earlier.
Now click on Import. WordPress will import the file and save the blocks in your WordPress database which are available to use on your new website.
We hope this article helped you in creating and managing Reusable Blocks In Gutenberg Editor.
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