How To Remove A Block In WordPress Block Editor

The new Gutenberg Block Editor has totally changed our content design and organization game. It gave us full control and flexibility over our websites, making content creation easier and more efficient than ever before. But sometimes, you might stumble upon a block that does not exactly meet your requirements.

It could be a formatting issue, or that particular block is simply unnecessary. So in that case, you need to get rid of that block.

And it’s not even that hard to do. In today’s tutorial, you will get to know how to remove a block in the WordPress block editor. I’m going to show you different methods for doing so, as well as how to remove multiple blocks in one go. You will get it all. 

So, without any further delay, let’s get right into it.

How To Remove A Block In WordPress

So we will start with the easier way. To remove a block you just need to select a block, and press the Backspace or Delete key on your keyboard. That’s it. 

If you don’t like this method, there’s something else you can try. You can remove a block from the block toolbar. For this, you need to click the three dots in the block toolbar.

And then click Delete. And you are done.

How To Remove Multiple Blocks In WordPress

Now if you are in a rush and want to remove multiple blocks at once, you can try doing this method. For this, you need to hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and click on the blocks you want to remove. When they’re all selected, click the three dots, then click Delete blocks

That’s pretty much it. Blocks, removed.


When you are removing a single block, make sure you do it without ruining the other blocks around it. Sometimes there are blocks within blocks that are difficult to spot and remove. So, in my opinion, before removing a block, you should always double-check.

So that was everything you needed to know about removing a block in WordPress block editor. Try following each step in the how-to section carefully; I’m sure you won’t have any problems getting it done on your own. Hope this tutorial helped. Thank you.

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