In this post, I will take you step by step on how to delete a block, how to delete a blank block, delete multiple blocks, and how to move blocks on WordPress.

When I started using WordPress, I used the classic editor, then Gutenberg came along. At first, I didn’t like the new editor, but after using it for a couple of posts, I grew to love Gutenberg. I would not go back to using the old editor now.

If you are new to Gutenberg WordPress editor blocks, my easy guide will help you get started.

Let’s begin.

Deleting a single block

To delete a single block, first, click anywhere within the block you want to remove. After you do this, a toolbar will appear above the block. Click on the three dots on the right.

How to delete a block on WordPress

In the popup menu, select ‘Delete block’.

Remove a block

There is a shortcut key option, too. Click anywhere within the block you want to remove and select ‘Shift+Alt+Z’.

How to remove a blank block

When you have a blank block and then decide you want to remove it, clicking within the block won’t make the toolbar appear.

Delete a blank block

You can use the shortcut key option, ‘Shift+Alt+Z’, or you can type anything into the block. Once you have a character in the block, the toolbar will appear. In the toolbar, select the three dots and click on ‘Delete block’ in the popup.

Remove a block

How to remove multiple blocks

First, click on one of the blocks you want to remove. Then hold the ‘Shift’ key, then select the other blocks you want to remove.

Select the blocks you want to remove

From the toolbar, select the three dots, then click on ‘Remove blocks’.

Removing multiple blocks

You can also use the shortcut key, ‘Shift+Alt+Z’.

One more option is to hold the left-click button on your mouse and move your cursor over the blocks you want to delete. From the toolbar, select ‘Remove blocks’.

Moving blocks

To change the order of blocks in WordPress, first, click on the block you want to move.

Click on the block you want to move

On the left of the block, there is a toolbar. With this toolbar, you can move the block up or down one position by clicking on the arrow, or, you can drag the blog to where you want it to go on your post by holding your mouse on the two rows of dots.

Drag or move a block

I will move this block to the top.

Moving WordPress blocks


Now you can delete and move blocks in Gutenberg with ease. WordPress does look complicated when you first start using it, but the more you do the easier it gets.

I would appreciate it if you could spare a minute to let me know in the comments if I helped you. If there is something I could improve, again, let me know. I want to be as helpful as I can.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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