WordPress Wednesday: Reusable Blocks

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We all know that disclosure statements are an important thing to include in your blog posts, but there aren’t many easy ways to make sure you’re putting them in the right spots every time. One of the features that you may have missed in the new WordPress update is the ability to save blocks and be able to insert them wherever you want them in future blogposts.

In the Gutenberg style of editor, your blog post is created using blocks – these blocks can be thought of as paragraphs in terms of text, but they cover so much more like images, videos, and other things to embed.

Reusable blocks means that if you write something in one post, that you’ll want to use in other posts, you can save it and it will be stored for you to use whenever you want. If you have a paragraph in a post that you want to use again, all you need to do is tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the block, and select “Convert to Reusable Block”. A bar will appear at the bottom of the block – click edit to name the block something then click save.

If you need to edit the block in the future, just add it to your post, then click the option marked “Edit”. Thisallows you to edit it, then you can save it again.

Some ideas for reusable blocks…

  • Disclosing when a post has affiliate links in
  • Disclosing when you have worked with a brand on a gifted basis
    • If the network you have worked with the brand requires a specific disclosure just for their posts, you could save this as their own reusable block – there doesn’t seem to be any limit on the blocks.
  • Disclosing when you have been paid to write a post

Here are some examples of the text you could use:

Affiliate links:

This blog post contains affiliate links. If you buy something from a website after clicking a link in this post taking you to that site, I may receive a tiny percentage of your order in commission. Your price won’t change by clicking my link. If you’d like to learn more about affiliate links, head over to Bonjour, Blogger! for more information.

Gifted items:

The items featured in this post were provided by the brand for review. This does not affect my opinion of the item, and being sent the item for review did not guarantee a post. You can read more about this in my disclosure statement.

Paid Post:

This post contains links that were purchased for placement by the brand. Thank you for supporting posts like this that help us create better content!

As we talked about in our best practice for disclosure post, we recommend putting these disclosure blocks at the very start of your post (or at the very least, at the start of your text but after images) to make sure that your audience is aware of what’s going on in the post.

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