Description List Block


Displays a description list or definition list using the <dl> element consist of a series of term and description pairs (<dt>, <dd>) and displays that elements in definition form like a dictionary in the Gutenberg block editor.


  • Shortcuts
  • Default and Grid styles
  • Create a description list with n-elements
  • Insert a new term (<dt>) and description (<dd>) before selection
  • Insert a new term (<dt>) and description (<dd>) after selection
  • Delete the selcted term (<dt>) and description (<dd>) pair


  • Cmd(⌘)+E (Mac) or Shift+E (Window): Insert before selection
  • Cmd(⌘)+D (Mac) or Shift+D (Window)): Insert after selection
  • Cmd(⌘)+Y (Mac) or Shift+Y (Window)): Delete selection
  • Shift+ENTER (Mac or Window): Line break (<br>)


While using this plugin if you find any bug or any conflict, please submit an issue at Github (If possible with a pull request).


  • The Description List Block in the front-end view.
  • Rendered HTML
  • From the Block control or with shortcuts, you can insert description list pairs (dt, dd) before or after the current selection or delete a description list.
  • Grid style
  • Block Styles 'transformation' without change any code.


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Description List Block


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/description-list-block directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


How to add only dd elements?

Just use or add also pairs (<dt>, <dd>) and leave the <dt> element empty.


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Contributors & Developers

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



1.1.0 – Mai 09th 2021

  • Shortcut Delete selected description list

1.1.0 – Mai 09th 2021

  • Grid style

1.0.0 – Mai 02rd 2021

  • Shortcuts

0.1.0 – April 05th 2021

  • Release