WordPress Blocks – Part 1 – Headings & Paragraphs

If you’re unfamiliar with WordPress Blocks or just want a quick recap this article can help. We’ll go through the basics of setting up a page, some do’s and don’ts and getting a page started. Lets Begin!

Always begin with a Heading 1

Every new page should start with a heading 1 (H1). The heading introduces the page and should explain what the new page is about in a few words. For example I’ve named this page WordPress Blocks – Part 1. It explains to you the page is about WordPress Blocks and it’s Part 1, so more to follow!

Now with that out the way lets get to creating our heading. Look for a + symbol inside a circle somewhere near where you want your heading to be. See the screenshot below to give you an idea of what to look for.
Click this and either search for, or scroll through the blocks to find the Heading Block. Click this to add the block.
Great, now all we need to do is give our heading a name. Click within the heading block and simply type your heading.

Adding a heading block in WordPress Blocks

Adding a paragraph

To add a paragraph simple follow the steps for adding a heading but this time search for paragraph instead of heading. The same process is used for adding any block type so once you understand hte process you shouldn’t have any issues finding what you want. See screenshot below:

Adding a paragraph block in WordPress Blocks

Saving / publishing your changes

When you’ve made your changes and want to make them live, look for the blue update / publish button top right.
If on the other hand the page isn’t complete and you simple want to save it and continue later you can use the ‘Save draft’ option just to the left of your blue update button. The page will be marked as a draft in your list of pages in the admin area.

NOTE: If a page is already live don’t use the save draft option as this will remove it’s live status and become unavailable to your website viewers.

Quick recap

  • Always start your pages with a heading 1
  • Make your heading 1 describe the page in a few words
  • To add new blocks look for the + symbol with a circle near where you want the new block to be
  • Blocks can be searched for if you can’t find them by scrolling.
  • Don’t forget to save or publish your page

That’s it, I hope you found part 1 helpful. If you’re eager to learn more, you can find the next steps and more advanced tutorials in our WordPress Blocks Tutorials.