Simple Code Block


A simple block to the new WordPress editor Gutenberg to insert and show code with Ace Editor.

Now is very easy to share code in your own web with Gutenberg and this simple code block with the power of Ace: the successor of the Mozilla Skywriter (Bespin) project.

Ace is an embeddable code editor written in JavaScript with the features and performance of native editors such as Sublime, Vim and TextMate.

For each block you can choose many languages and styles:

  • Lot of languages avalaibles: html, php, css, javascript, python,…
  • Syntax highlighting with more than 20 themes to choose.
  • Other options to select the font size of the code and lines to show without scroll.

What You See in the backend with Gutenberg editor Is What You Get! and the plugin only enqueue the selected assets to highlighting your code with your own selected options.

Feedback and support

I would be happy to receive your feedback to improve this plugin.
Please let me know through support forums if you like it and please be sure to leave a review..

Also you can contact me on my personal page Pablo Cianes or even visit Github of Simple Code Block where you can find all the development code of this plugin.

I hope it is useful for you and look forward to reading your reviews! 😉 Thanks!


  • Backend configuration view.
  • Frontend view.


  1. Upload simple-code-block.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Search into post the blue block ACE Code Editor into Formatting category.


What can I do with this plugin?

You can create very easily a dynamic block into Gutenberg to write your own code to share in your web.

How do I setup this plugin?

Just insert it like others blocks this blue block ACE Code Editor into Formatting category.
You can change the language of your code and also the styles very easly and dynamic.


Very Useful

Very useful for gutenberg editor. Please add more language.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Compatible with WP5.0


  • First publicly available version.