How to create a Reusable Block in WordPress

I’m using Reusable Blocks a great deal on the Digital Owl’s Prose developer blog and my bass fishing niche website. Reusable Blocks are easy to create and use, but oh so powerful. I like ’em. A lot. Continue reading and learn how to create a WordPress Reusable Block. πŸ‘‡

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Suppose I like the paragraph text, “But this is even cooler if I put a button on it” and the Fancy Button button and plan to reuse these pieces of content on several places throughout the site.

(Please ignore the horrid – or lack thereof – design on this test site as it is just that, a test site. 😁)

This is how we can make them into a WordPress Reusable Block.

Using the List Tree view, I’ve placed both the individual paragraph block and the button block into a Group. Then clicking on the 3-dot hamburger menu, choose Create Reusable block selection.

Now you can name the WordPress Reusable Block. In this example, I name it My-Block:

Click the Save button and the WordPress Reusable Block is saved.

To use a Reusable Block, simply choose it from the Block Type menu as you would any other block while drafting a blog post:

Previewing the post, we can see the My-Block WordPress Reusable Block is displayed in the body of the post:

And that’s it. As you can see, it’s a breeze to create Reusable blocks in WordPress. In a follow-up post, I’ll show you how you can edit an existing WordPress Reusable Block.

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Josh Otwell has a passion to grow as a PHP Developer, SQL expert, and technical blogger/writer.

Disclaimer: The majority of examples in this post, are performed in a personal development/learning workstation environment and should not be considered production quality or ready. Your particular goals and needs may vary. Like always, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. My opinions are my own.

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