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The Difference Between Reusable Blocks, Block Patterns, Templates & Template Parts


In WordPress, reusable blocks, block patterns, templates, and template parts are all ways to manage blocks and create consistent design elements across your site. Here is a brief overview of the differences between these features:

  • Reusable blocks: Reusable blocks are blocks that can be saved and used multiple times in different areas of your site. They are useful for creating blocks of content that you use frequently, such as a call-to-action or a banner. Reusable blocks are created and edited in the block editor, and they can be inserted into any post or page on your site.
  • Block patterns: Block patterns are pre-designed groups of blocks that you can use to create specific types of content, such as a two-column layout or a quote with a decorative background. Block patterns are available in the block inserter and can be inserted into any post or page on your site.
  • Templates: Templates are groups of blocks that are combined to create a design for a webpage. They often include header, sidebar, and footer areas and can be used to give your posts and pages a consistent look and feel. Templates are edited in the Full Site Editor and can be applied to specific post or page on your site.
  • Template parts: Template parts are blocks or groups of blocks that are used to create specific parts of a template, such as the header or footer. Template parts are edited in the Full Site Editor and are included in templates as needed.

Each of these features can be used together to create a cohesive and consistent design for your WordPress site.

Last updated on January 5, 2023

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