Blocks »Classic Block

The classic block looks just like the classic editor, but it’s in block form. Custom TinyMCE buttons are found in this block.

When you convert a post or page from the classic editor, it will appear in a classic block by default, but you can choose to change the content to regular blocks by following the steps in this guide.

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Add a Classic Block

To add a classic block, click on the Block Inserter icon and search for the classic block:

Using the classic block

You can also type /classic and hit enter in a new paragraph block to add one quickly:

Quickly insert a classic block by typing /classic

For more, visit our detailed instructions on adding blocks.

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Block Toolbar

Each block has its own block-specific controls that allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor. The classic block offers the ability to edit as HTML, duplicate, or convert to blocks :

Once you add the block, you can edit the text you add as you would in the classic editor, using the tools provided.

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Block Settings

While most blocks have specific options in the editor sidebar in addition to the options found in the block toolbar, the classic block does not have any additional options. All the options you need are in the classic block’s toolbar at the top of the block.

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