Block Directory

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The Block Directory is a new way block editor users discover, test and install new blocks for their website. It is only available to content creators who also have the capabilities to install and activate plugins.

How to use the Block Directory

  1. Type a keyword in the search field of the Inserter, like “team” or “staff”.

In the background, the system first searches the current site and if it doesn’t find a block, it also searches in the Block Directory, a special corner of the WordPress plugin repository, where single block plugins are available. If it finds blocks, they will be displayed in the inserter, including a preview section.

  1. Decide which block to use and click the button “Add Block.”

In the background the single-block plugin is installed and activated, and the user can continue creating the team page.

  1. If the first choice not work out, you can go back to the search and select a different one that also will be installed.

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Examples of tested single block plugins:

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How to uninstall the block

Installed block is the plugin. You can uninstall it from Plugins Screen.

Demonstration on how the Block Directory works

In this video shows you how the Block Directory works. It’s starts at 3:00 time stamp. Start it at the beginning if you are new to the block editor and need a refresher.

On contributors started creating workshop videos for self-study and scheduled discussion groups online. Check it out.

Resource Links:

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  • Updated 2022-06-14
    • Removed one of the single block examples that was out of date.
  • Updated 2020-08-17
    • Embeded video from
    • Added link to original source of the video
    • Added link to Series “Introduction to Publishing with the Block Editor
    • Added shout-out to site with links
  • Updated 2020-08-10
    • Added Changelog
    • Added Resource Links
  • Created 2020-07-27

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