Default Blocks

The block editor can be extended by themes and plugins to give deeper functionality and formatting to your site, but before we dig into those I want to take a look at the default core blocks. These are blocks that unless have been disabled by your theme or a plugin will come with every install of WordPress.

The folowing list is accurate as of WordPress 6.1.1 and come directly from the WordPress documentation:

Design Blocks

Widgets Blocks

The amount of tools that you get out of the box with the block editor is more than enough for many sites. Let’s say though your site has some needs that push the default blocks, or is outside of their scope. Tomorrow we’re going to look at reusable blocks, followed by block patterns, and then custom blocks.