WordPress Embed

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With the WordPress Embed block, you can embed WordPress posts into your posts and pages. You don’t need a WordPress account to be able to use it. You can only embed public posts, though.

An Example:

Steps to embed a WordPress Post

  1. You need to find the URL of the Post.

Find the URL of the WordPress post you want to embed in your page. Copy the link of that post from the search bar.

  1. Go to your post or page
  2. Add the WordPress block

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

  1. Paste the link into the text box and click the “Embed” button

If it’s a link that can be successfully embedded you will see a preview in your editor.

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If you’re using a link that cannot be embedded, the block shows a message, “Sorry, this content could not be embedded.

You will have two choices: Try again with a different URL or convert it to a link.

6. Click on “Preview” to see how it will look on the front-end.

Block Toolbar Block Toolbar

Besides the Mover and Drag & Drop Handle, the Block Toolbar for the WordPress embed shows four buttons:

  • Transform to
  • Change alignment
  • Edit URL, and
  • More Options. 

Transform to:

You can transform a WordPress embed to a Group. This would give you the ability to change the background color around the WordPress embed.

Editor view of an WordPress Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
WordPress Embed with a green background.

Change Alignment – use reusable Block 

  • Align left – Make the WordPress post left aligned
  • Align center – Make the WordPress post alignment centered
  • Align right – Make the  WordPress post align right

Edit URL

Via the edit URL, you can change the WordPress Embed URL in the embed block. Overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” Button.

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

Media Settings

Via the Media Settings you can control the behavior of your post embed when viewed from a smaller device, like on a phone screen.

The Toggle switch turns on or off the resize functionality for smaller devices. The default setting is “on” or blue.

“Off:” This embed may not preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. In the off position the toggle switch is gray.

“On:” This embed will preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. The toggle switch turns blue in the “On” position.

Advanced

The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

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

Changelog

  • Updated 2020-08-18
    • Replaced “More Options” – new screenshot
    • Added “Move To” and “Copy” section under More Options
  • Created 2020-05-25