Do you struggle to find the blocks you use the most on the Block editor? With over 160 (and rising) blocks, it can be a daunting task.
Do you want an easy way to see the blocks you use the most, so you don’t have to find them?
Of course, you can use the search bar, but there is an easy way to show the blocks you use the most on WordPress.
Here’s how to do it.
- On the draft page of a blog post, click on the kebab menu (located in the top right-hand corner), and on the new menu that opens, click on Preferences.
- In the new window that opens, click on Blocks.
- Slide the ‘Show most used blocks’ button to the on position.
- When you click on the add a new block button (‘+’), the blocks you use the most will now be displayed at the top of the blocks library list.
- Job completed.
My thanks to Jen, who blogs at WPcomMaven, for passing this information on to me.
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43 thoughts on “How To Access The Blocks You Use The Most On The WordPress Block Editor”
Fabulous! Thanks for the walk-through Hugh – this will be a nice little time saver 😀
I’m glad it’s helped, Deborah.
Congratulations Hugh! You won again! A Preference button? Who knew?
More great news. Thank you, Janice.
Good tips Hugh, well my website is a WordPress.com site and it is not self hosted thus my block editor is just fine, I use the paragraph, gallery and buttons to creatively blog my fashion posts.
Thank you. I’m glad they help. Good to hear you’re using the Block editor.
Well I saved this post Hugh because I only use the paragraph and image blocks and wondered why image is not up top like the paragraph. I think I remember you doing a post in the past about creating favorite blocks, but since I only use photos, I just search and start to type “image” and it comes up. I don’t drag as I put markers in my Word document what photo I want and load it into the post – easier for me that way.
When you’re only using a small number of blocks, the recommendations in my post won’t be beneficial, Linda. I always tell users to do what is best for you to do.
Thank you Hugh. Now changed my settings. I would say I had to log on through the website rather than the App, just in case someone struggles. 😀
Thanks, Brenda. I should mention in these posts that everything is done via the website than the app.
I love these quick and easy tips that I never knew existed! many thanks Hugh and Jen!
You’re welcome, Debbie.
Thanks for another handy tip Hugh 🙂 x
You’re welcome, Debby.
Great tip! I’ve not counted how many extras clicks I make to look up the blocks I used most, but for one posts every week I estimate its 1000+ a year!
Look after the pennies; the pounds will look after themselves, James.
Thanks so much for this, Hugh!
You’re welcome, Michelle.
This is a wonderful tip, Hugh! Thank you.
Very handy. Thanks, Hugh. KL ❤
You’re welcome, KL.
That is so helpful, Hugh. Most of us have our favorites, and this will cut down on time searching for them.
On a separate topic, I noticed that my email notifications used to take me directly to my comment when the writer responded. Now, they often do not. If the person has a lot of comments, I have to search through all of them, looking for mine. When there are over 100, that can take a while. Any idea how to remedy this?
Hi Pete, it’s an ongoing problem with WordPress. It also happens when pressing the ‘like’ button on some email. Some seem to think it is related to WordPress themes that have been retired, but I’m not so sure.
The only remedy is to use the Bell notification button on your blog’s dashboard or to respond via the comments sections (rather than use the email). Hopefully, it’ll get fixed, but I don’t know if WordPress has prioritised the error.
Bless you for sharing this! 🙂
That’s a great tip! Thank you for posting this.
You’re welcome, Janis.
Thank you so much! I’ve struggled with this for way too long
You’re welcome. Glad to have been of help.
This is a great tip! I’ll log in and sort imthid out tonight!
Great. Let me know if you have any further questions about this, Ritu. But hopefully, it’ll work.
Thanks, Hugh 😁
Yes, this has been a little bit of an issue, Hugh! Thank you, and I will get this figured out this week!
You’re welcome, Terri. There are so many hidden bits of treasure on WordPress.
Awesome! You just solved one of my drafting problems. Thanks 🙏
I’m delighted to have helped.
That’s brilliant! Thanks Hugh! 🧡
You’re welcome, Collen.
This is a great tip, Hugh. Thanks! And thanks to Jen.
Thanks, Dan. No more scrolling through all those 162 (and rising) blocks, looking for the right one.