Updated in 2020, the page editor is now based entirely on blocks. The block-based page builder makes it easy to lay out pages, edit your content and deliver your unique message.

Every piece of content on a page — each paragraph, heading, photo, button, etc. — is a separate block. Blocks are easy to add, edit and move, making page building fast, flexible and, dare we say, a little fun!

The block editor is a new core feature of WordPress. If you’ve edited WordPress sites before, you’re familiar with the Classic Editor, which has one editing pane for a page’s content. You also may have used a page building tool like Tailor, entering content in separate, movable elements. The new block editor replaces the Classic Editor and Tailor, combining their features into a single editor.

Get the basics

Ready to start building custom page layouts with blocks?

Meet the blocks

Follow the links below to learn more about each block and view the tutorial.

Text formatting


*The Slideshow and Tiled Gallery blocks are part of the Jetpack package. Jetpack is a third-party plugin. WashU Sites affiliated with the School of Medicine have Jetpack enabled by default; all other WashU Sites must activate Jetpack prior to use of these blocks.

Layout and design

Embed multimedia, forms and more

Special content types

Convert pages to the new page editor