Spacer Block

If you want to have a space between two blocks, the spacer block is what you will use. 

In this video, you can see how you can use the spacer block and the different settings to modify it.

To add an spacer block, click on the Add Block icon.

You can also type /spacer and hit enter in a new paragraph block to add one quickly.

Add Spacer Block

Block Toolbar Block Toolbar

In order to reveal the block toolbar, you can click on the block and the toolbar will display.

Every block comes with unique toolbar icons and blocks specific user controls that allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor.

The Spacer block shows three buttons:

  • Transform to
  • Moving handles
  • More options

Transform to:

When you click on the “Transform” button you can convert the Spacer block into a “group”. The “Group” would give you the ability to change the background color around the Quote.

Moving handles:

The up and down arrow icons can be used to move a block up and down in your document.

Detailed instructions on moving a block within the editor can be found here

More Options:

Hide Block Settings

The Hide Block Settings option hides (or shows) the Block Setting panel in the editor’s sidebar.

Copy

Copy can be used to copy a selected block and then you can paste it wherever you want in the editor.

Duplicate

Duplicate can be used to duplicate selected block.

Insert Before

Insert a new block before the selected block(s).

Insert After

Insert a new block after the selected block(s).

Move To

If you select Move To, you will get a blue line inside your content, you can then use the arrows to move that line up and down to where you want the selected content to be moved into, hitting return on your keyboard at that point moves the block to that position.

Edit as HTML

The Edit as HTML option allows you to modify the HTML code of the embed block.

Add to Reusable blocks

Using the Add to Reusable blocks option lets you add the selected block to a list of reusable blocks, so you can use them on other posts or pages as well.

Group

Select the Group option if you want to create a group of blocks and treat them as a unit. You can for instance add a common background color or other blocks to the group.

Remove Block

With the Remove Block option, you can delete the selected block from your content.

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Block Settings Block Settings

Every block has specific options in the editor sidebar in addition to the options found in the block toolbar. If you do not see the sidebar, simply click the ‘cog’ icon next to the Publish button.

Spacer Block Settings Panel

Spacer Settings

On this tab, you can adjust the height (in pixels) of the space you want to add by either typing the number or clicking on the up and down arrows to make the height bigger or smaller respectively.

Advanced

The “Advanced” tab lets you add HTML anchor and CSS class(es) to your block.

The advanced section lets you add HTML anchor and a CSS class to your block.

“HTML anchor” allows you to make a unique web address for a particular “Shortcode” block. Then, you’ll be able to link directly to a “Shortcode” block of your page.

The “Additional CSS class(es)” lets you add CSS class(es) to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

Changelog

  • Updated 2020-09-28
    • Updated 5.5 screenshots
    • Updated the block toolbar
    • Updated the block settings
  • Created 2019-03-07