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Managing Blocks

Blocks are used to provide the basic structure of a web page's content. Blocks allow you to add many different content types and easily organize content on your page.

Selecting Blocks

In most cases, selecting a block is as simple as clicking on it. However, some blocks may be contained within other blocks, with different options available depending on what level is currently selected. In many cases, clicking around the outer perimeter of the row will select the outer block. Because there is no visual indicator of where this is, simply clicking may at times feel difficult and imprecise. To explicitly select a parent block, hover over the icon of the currently selected block to display a button to quickly select the outer parent block.

An animated screen capture of outer block selection by hovering over inner block icon
*Interface styling shown is available as of WordPress 5.5

Another selection option is to use the Block Navigation tool located on the editor toolbar to manually select the desired block. This menu will change depending on the currently focused context. If currently focused on a block containing inner blocks, the menu will reflect the hierarchy of the currently focused block. If no specific block is focused, the menu will reflect all the blocks currently on the page/post.

An animated screen capture of using the Block Navigation feature of the editor toolbar to select blocks

Available Blocks

A full list of available blocks within the NC State Theme is available in the left-hand menu on this page. If you’d like a visual guide to all of the included blocks, there is a PDF available below.

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