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The reusable block allows you to save a block or group of blocks which you can later use in any post or page on your site. If you are often adding the same content to the same block or group of blocks, the reusable blocks will save you a great chunk of time.

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Create a Reusable Block

Let’s say you have a paragraph block that you quite often fill with the same text and then you place it at the end of your post. You can turn any individual block or group of blocks into a reusable block.

Example Paragraph block to reuse elsewhere on the site.

To avoid creating the same content each time, you can make the content into a reusable block by following these steps:

  1. Select a block.
  2. Click on the three dots that appear in the toolbar.
  3. Click on Add to Reusable blocks.
  4. Give it a name.
  5. Click Publish and then Save.
A gif showing the steps to create a reusable block, by selecting a block, clicking the three dots in the toolbar, and selecting "Add to Reusable blocks"
Add a reusable block

After you add a reusable block, you can identify it by its name in the following four places in the editor:

Page editor showing four locations to find the Reusable Block title, from the document Outline at the top, the block toolbar, the breadcrumbs toolbar at the very bottom of the editor, and in the sidebar settings on the right when the block is selected.
Locating the Reusable block in the editor, by its name (click to enlarge the image).

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Find Reusable Blocks

All the reusable blocks you create on your site are in the Reusable blocks section at the top right corner of the editor.

In the block picker, the Reusable blocks is the tab on the right, next to Blocks and Patterns.

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Edit a Reusable Block

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When you edit a reusable block, the change will be reflected in all the places where that reusable block was used.

If you wish to update a reusable block on a specific page or post only, you can use the Convert to Regular Blocks option below.

If you’d like to edit a reusable block in all the places on your site, add the reusable block and edit it by adding more paragraphs or other types of blocks. When you’re done with the changes, click the Publish button and then the Save button.

A gif showing that you can edit a reusable block directly, then hit Publish on the top right. It will show confirmations that you are editing the Reusable block before you hit Save.

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Group Multiple Blocks into a Reusable Block

A reusable block doesn’t need to be only one block. It can be a group of blocks! In the following example, we’ll create a reusable block out of two paragraph blocks.

A gif showing that you can select multiple blocks, then click the three dots in the block toolbar and choose "Add to reusable blocks" to add a new Reusable block.
Drag your cursor to select multiple blocks or hold SHIFT and select the blocks you’d like to select.

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Convert to Regular Blocks

After inserting a reusable block, you can select Convert to regular blocks if you wish to make any changes to the block on that page or post only.

A gif showing that you can click on a Reusable block's title, then click the double-block icon to Convert to regular blocks.
Convert to regular blocks

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