List Block

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List block allows you to create a bulleted or numbered list and thanks to the new editor of the WordPress organizing content into lists has just gotten easier.

To add a list, click on the Add Block button and select the List block. Alternatively, you can start typing /list in a new paragraph block, then press enter.

Use the slash command /list to insert a list block

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

Block Toolbar

Every block has its own block-specific controls that allow you to manipulate the block directly in the editor.

There are two types of lists, unordered and ordered
  • Change block type

  • Bullet (unordered) list

  • Numbered (ordered) list

  • Outdent

  • Indent

  • Bold

  • Italic

  • Hyperlink

  • Strikethrough

  • More Options

List block comes in two styles, Unordered (bulleted) and Ordered (numbered).

You can use the indent icons in the toolbar to indent your lists:

Indent lists with the indent icons

List Shorthand

You can add lists by typing a hyphen followed by your list item name and then a single press of the Enter or Return key:

You can write lists with hyphenated shorthand

The same can be done for numbered lists:

You can write lists with numbered shorthand, too

In addition to the options found in the block’s toolbar, you may locate the block specific settings in the editor sidebar panel. Clicking on the cog icon next to the publish button will toggle the visibility of this panel.

The list block settings can be found in the sidebar

Advanced

The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and apply styles to the block as you see fit.