How to Hide Unwanted Gutenberg Blocks in WordPress

How to Hide Unwanted Gutenberg Blocks in WordPress

WordPress 5.2 is out now and it brings several useful new features, both large and small.

One of the nice small improvements is the ability to disable unwanted blocks. By default, WordPress arrives with dozens of blocks and every time you install a plugin, there’s a chance that the plugin will add many more. There are some excellent plugins such as Advanced Gutenberg that can super-charge your site with even more powerful blocks.

If your site ends up with hundreds of blocks, your writing interface will be slow and confusing. Here’s a preview of all the block areas, even in a default WordPress site:

all the blocks

If you want to remove any of these block areas, or individual blocks, click the 3 dots in the top-right corner, and then click “Block Manager”.

block manager

Now you’ll be able to disable any blocks you don’t want to use. Just uncheck the boxes next to the blocks you want to hide.

disable blocks


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  • Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.

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Syed Shah Zahurullah Hussaini

Thank you for this helpful article. 
It hides it for one user only. 

How do we hide it for all users?

Nate

This plugin can disable for all users: https://wordpress.org/plugins/block-manager/

mikall

Thank you, Nate!

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