Headings can help structure your page and make your content more readable by humans as well as search engines.
To add a heading, click on the Add Block button. Alternatively, you can type
/heading in a new block and press enter.
Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.
The editor automates a search engine optimized layout by considering the page title is the <h1> tag, so subsequent heading blocks begin at <h2> and so on, but you can choose your heading level according to your style in the toolbar.
There is another simpler way to add the heading text in the editor. Just type ## space to add H2 text, ### space for H3 etc.
Each block has its own block-specific controls that allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor. The heading block offers the following options in its toolbar:
- Align Options
- All heading tags
- Text Editing Options
Heading block can be transformed to a Paragraph, Columns, Group, List, Quote or a Pullquote.
The wide width and the full width align options are available if your theme supports them.
All Heading Tags
You can modify choose the heading tag from the block toolbar.
Text Editing Options
Bold and Italics
Used quite frequently, Bold and Italics formatting have their own buttons on the Toolbar. The shortcuts are CTRL+b (or Command+B) for bold and CTRL+i (or Command+i) for italics.
Use the chain link icon to insert a hyperlink to your highlighted text. Or use the CTRL + k (or Command+k) keyboard shortcut.
The Search mentioned in the text box relates to searched on your own website. If you start typing a keyword, if will offer you a list of post and page titles from your own website for on-site link building.
Open in new tab
The toggle switch allows you to control where the new page should open:
- off in the same browser tab
- on in a new browser tab
By default the switch is set to off, as your site visitors should control how she wants to read your linked page.
Tip: If you already have the URL of the website you want to link to in the clipboard, highlight the text, you want to make into a link and use CTRL + V to add the hyperlink to the text.
More Text Editing Options
Use inline code feature to format code snippets within your text differently. Not only that, but Inline code formatting also prevents the code to be executed instead of displayed.
The inline image feature allows you to add an image into your paragraph. It has one option: enter the desired pixel width for your image.
Using the “Strikethrough” option adds a line through your highlighted text.
The “Subscript” option allows you to add subscript to your highlighted text.
The “Superscript” option allows you to add superscript to your highlighted text.
Using the colors from the inline Text Color tool allows you to change the color for highlighted text.
Hide Block Settings
TheHide Block Settings option hides (or shows) the Block Setting panel in the editor’s sidebar.
Copy can be used to copy a selected block and then you can paste it wherever you want in the editor.
Duplicate can be used to duplicate selected block.
Insert a new block before the selected block(s).
Insert a new block after the selected block(s).
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
TheEdit 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.
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.
-With the Remove Block option, you can delete the selected block from your content.
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, click the ‘cog’ icon next to the Publish button.
If you look to the block settings in the sidebar, you can see the options to change the font size of your heading tag. You can choose from a default size or set a custom size.
You can set a custom color to your heading tags from the block settings.
In the advanced panel of the block options, you’ll see options for HTML Anchor and Additional CSS Class.
The HTML Anchor is a useful tool for creating page jumps. If you toggle the block to its HTML view, you’ll see that the HTML Anchor input is added as a CSS ID to the heading tag. You can also see the CSS class in the block HTML.
- Updated 2021-02-28
- Added images and updated for WP 5.7
- Updated 2020-08-27
- Added images for WP 5.5
- Updated 2020-06-18
- Added ‘Link back to blocks’ to the top of the page
- Added the ‘Changelog’
- Created 2019-03-07