How to Justify Text in WordPress (Block Editor)

Just like any other word-processing program, WordPress used to have a Justify button too. But it got canceled after the 4.7 update, stating issues with text readability across browsers. Although the Gutenberg editor is missing a button or keyboard shortcut for justifying text, you can still do it in your posts.

So, if you have ever struggled with text alignment in the Block Editor trying to justify your texts, this little tutorial is for you. In today’s how-to, we will cover the A-Z of how to justify text in the WordPress block editor. 

Let’s get right into it!

How to Justify Text in WordPress (Block Editor)

The recent updates of the WordPress block editor don’t really have anything for justifying text, so you will be needing a plugin for that. My vote goes to EditorsKit. It is quite handy and gives plenty of text formatting options as a bonus to the text-justifying feature.

First things first, you need to install the EditorsKit plugin. For that, go to your WordPress Dashboard. Then navigate to Plugins, and click Add New Plugin. Now search for EditorsKit. Click the Install Now button and then Activate the plugin. 

Now go to the post or page where you want to add the justified text. Then, select the paragraph block and click the expand/more icon from the block toolbar. And lastly, click Justify.

Your justified text should look something like this-

That’s pretty much it. You are done.


So, that is how you justify text in the WordPress block editor. Justifying text has to be maintained for any lengthy writing piece.  Plus it gives your content an even cleaner look, making it seem more professional.

As you can see, the entire process is really easy. If you don’t like the default WordPress text alignment options, just try this one out.

Hope this helped, thank you.

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