Top 10 Amazing Blocks on WordPress that you must use on your website

Abdul Adhl Azeez


It’s no secret that WordPress has an amazing editor known as the Block Editor or Gutenberg Editor for its website editing interface. The Block editor has truly changed the way that websites are made. So let’s have a look at the top 10 blocks on WordPress that you must use on your website.

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Top 10 Blocks that you must use on your WordPress website

  • Slideshow Block
  • Post Carousel Block
  • Latest Posts Block
  • Tiled Gallery Block
  • Business Hours Block
  • Cover Block
  • Buttons Block
  • Poll Block
  • Resuable Blocks
  • Search Block

Bonus: Navigation Block


Slideshow Block

The slideshow block is a really amazing way to add a little colour to your homepage or your Gallery. Showcase your beautiful images using a slideshow!

Here is an example of it in action:

Have fun playing about with the effects, timings etc.


Post Carousel Block

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to show off your blog posts as a slideshow? Yes, it’s possible with the Post Carousel Block. Adjust what posts you want and play around with the settings until you are happy.

Unfortunately this theme doesn’t support this block at the time of writing. If you would like to view it in action, please click here.


Latest Posts Block

Display your most recent posts with this block. You can display the excerpt and play about with the different formats of this block to show off your recent posts.

Here is what it looks like in action.

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Tiled Gallery Block

Do you have a Gallery for your website? Add a little colour and excitement to it with the Tiled Gallery Block.

Here is what it looks like in action:

There are different settings and layouts for you to choose from. Have fun and see what best suits your theme.

This is using the 1977 theme


Business Hours Block

Did you know that there is a specific block that allows you to add your business hours easily? Are you surprised? This is so much easier than trying to do it manually.

Here is what it looks like in action:

Mon
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat
Closed
Sun
Closed

Cover Block

The Cover Block allows you to add a picture and some text to your website. This is so amazing as it is a great idea for your website’s home page. You can even select the option to have the entire image as the background of your website. No more messing with a photograph/ picture editing software.

This is what it looks like in action:

Ten Amazing Blocks on WordPress


Buttons Block

Buttons are so much better for a website than just links. This is why WordPress is unique in adding a Buttons Block so that you can add amazing and beautiful buttons to you website.

Here is what it looks like in action:


Poll Block

Did you know that you can take Pills directly from your WordPress website? Add a Poll Block and view the results directly from your Crowdsignal dashboard. This block reduces the pain of integrating a third party application with WordPress.

Here is what it looks like in action:

Setting up a Poll on your WordPress website

  • Add the Poll Block
  • Go to crowdsignal.com and login using your WordPress account.
  • View your results!

Note: This may not work on self hosted WordPress sites.


Reusable Blocks

Reusable blocks save you a lot of time on creating blocks. Use this for your biography in blog posts as mentioned in my article on Tips and Tricks on Writing A Blog Post on wordpress.com

It is more effective if you could create a Group Block and then add it to your Reusable Block Collection. Our Footer is a reusable Block


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Search Block

Add the Search Block for your visitors to search your website if you don’t want to add this as a widget.

Here is what it looks like in action:

You can edit the block to your liking.


Bonus: Navigation Block

There are two types of Navigation Blocks, vertical and horizontal. The vertical navigation block will not differ from the horizontal navigation block significantly when viewed on a mobile device.

What is really amazing us that you can custom create menus or use the existing menus.

Let’s see how this looks like in action.

Horizontal Navigation Block

Vertical Navigation Block


Do you use these blocks regularly on your website? Do you know of any other blocks that are really amazing but we’re not mentioned in this list? Feel free to share your experience in the comments below.


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Abdul Adhl Azeez is the author of The School Detective Gang and the admin of AStar Blogs. He can be found on Twitter @AbdulAdhl




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