Gutenberg Block Manager


The Gutenberg Block Manager is a standlone plugin for WordPress that allows site adminstators to globally remove unwanted blocks from the Gutenberg editor for all users.

Disabled Gutenberg blocks will be removed from the block inserter on all post edit screens.


  • Globally enable/disable blocks – Unlike the block manager inside the Gutenberg editor, this tool will globally enable/disable blocks for all users not based on personal preferences.
  • Block Search and Filter – Quickly locate blocks using the block search and filter tool.


  • Block Manager Admin


How to install Block Manager.

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘Block Manager’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download
  2. Extract the block-manager directory to your computer
  3. Upload the block-manager directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Then navigate to wp-admin -> Settings -> Block Manager to use the plugin.


March 14, 2020
Used on WP 5.3.2 works perfectly to unclutter Block editor.
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Contributors & Developers

“Gutenberg Block Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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1.0 – January 6, 2020

  • Initial release