How to Add Space Between Blocks in WordPress Using the Spacer Block

How to Add Space Between Blocks in WordPress Using the Spacer Block

Are you looking to optimize the layout of your posts and pages in WordPress? One effective aspect of doing this is by adding spaces between blocks. Sometimes adding spaces between the heavy graphic content and text elements becomes a must to increase the website’s readability score.

Gutenberg provides a Spacer block by which you can easily insert empty spaces between any blocks on your site. Whether you want to create a clear separation between paragraphs, images, or other elements, the Spacer block can significantly help you enhance the overall look and feel of your website.

In this tutorial post, I will show you how to add space between blocks in WordPress using the Gutenberg Spacer block.

Step 01: Select the Suitable Place to Add the Spacer Block

Take your cursor on your desired place on the post/page where you want to add a space. Hover your cursor there, you’ll see the Gutenberg plus (+) button has appeared.

Select the Suitable Place to Add the Spacer Block

Step 02: Add the Gutenberg Spacer Block to the Place

Click the plus (+) button. Type Space in the search box. You’ll see the block below instantly. Click to add it to the place.

Add the Gutenberg Spacer Block to the Place

See the Gutenberg Spacer block has been added.

The spacer block added

Step 03: Customize the Gutenberg Spacer Block

Come to the Settings tab on the right sidebar. You’ll get the HEIGHT option. You can increase or decrease the height of the spacer block by directly putting value or by dragging the scale. For this tutorial, we have placed 30px as the height for the block.

Change the height of the Gutenberg Spacer block

Next, come to the Styles tab. Under the Dimensions, you’ll the get MARGIN option. Using it, you can add margin on top and bottom of the Spacer block.

Change the Margin of the Spacer block

Thus, you can fully utilize the Gutenberg Spacer block and add spaces between blocks in WordPress.

Best Practices to Follow When Adding Spaces Between Blocks in WordPress

When adding space between blocks in WordPress using the Spacer block, consider the following best practices.

Consistency: Maintain consistency in the amount of space between blocks throughout your website. Use the same spacing measurements to ensure a harmonious and unified design.

Purposeful Placement: Add space between blocks to improve readability and create a visual hierarchy. Use space to separate different sections or elements, such as paragraphs, images, or buttons.

Responsive Design: Consider the responsiveness of your website when adding space between blocks. Test the layout on different devices to ensure the spacing remains effective and visually appealing.

Avoid Excessive Space: Be mindful not to overuse the Spacer block, as excessive space can negatively impact the user experience. Use space strategically and sparingly, focusing on enhancing the overall design and readability.

Final Words!

Many people still confuse themselves between the Spacer block and the Separator block. Once they hear the Spacer block, they think it can do all the same things as the Separator block can do. But not. Here’s a tutorial post I have covered on how to use the WordPress Separator block.

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