Block Editor: How to Remove Blocks

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With blocks, it’s easier to add chunks of content. However, when you need to remove a chunk of content, you need to know how to remove the block without affecting the ones around it.

Make sure you are using the Gutenberg Block editor. If you upgraded to WordPress 5, then your post and page editor will default to use the Gutenberg editor. If you are still using WordPress 4 (or earlier) or have the Classic Editor installed, then your editor will not work with this tutorial.

How to Remove Blocks

To remove blocks from the Gutenberg Block editor, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the block you want to remove
  2. Click on the More Options menu dots in the top navbarmore options image
  3. In the drop-down, click Remove Blockremove block image

This process will remove the selected block from the page or post.

Updated on November 4, 2021

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