Blocks are used to provide the basic structure of a posts's content. Blocks allow you to add many different content types and easily organize content within your post.
There are several ways to add blocks to a web page. The option you choose to use to add a block will likely differ based upon where you’re trying to add a block and the type of work that you’re doing.
The Consistent Option
The easiest and most consistent way to add a block is to go to the “Add Block” button in the upper left-hand corner. When this option is used, it will add the selected block to the bottom of the post/page. This is the most consistent option because the “Add Block” button is always displayed in this location.
The Precise Option
This option lets you choose exactly where you’d like to add a new block. To use this approach you will want to go to the location between two existing blocks where you’d like to insert a new block. You should then see an “Add Block” button appear when you hover your mouse pointer between the two blocks. Clicking “Add Block” in this scenario will insert the new block in that precise location.
The Power User Option
This slightly more hidden option allows you to add a new block without having to use your mouse. You can press “Enter/Return” at the end of existing block, and Gutenberg will automatically drop you down into a new paragraph block. Instead of typing a paragraph, simply type a forward slash (/) and you will be presented with a list of blocks. Continue typing to filter down to the block you want and then press enter.
A block can be easily moved up and down a page. To do so, hover over the block you would like to move, and then use the controls (the up/down arrows or the grab-and-drag button in between the two arrows) that appear on the block’s left-hand side.
A block can be deleted by hovering over the block and clicking on the “More Options” icon that appears at the top of the block. A “Remove Block” option should then appear.
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