Post Categories Block
Use the Post Categories block to display the posts’ categories. This block is primarily nested inside a query loop block and helps to customize the appearance of the query loop.
To add a Post Categories block, click the Block Inserter icon when editing the page template. Search for the Post Categories block. Click on it to add the block to your page template.
You can also type /post-categories and hit enter in a new paragraph block to add the Post Categories block quickly.
Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.
To view the block toolbar, click on the block and the toolbar will be displayed.
Every block comes with unique toolbar icons. These block-specific controls allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor.
The Post Categories block shows five buttons in the block toolbar:
- Transform to
- Drag icon
- Move arrows
- Change text alignment
- More options
Click on the “Transform” button to convert the Post Categories block into a “Group” block or “Columns” block.
To drag and drop the block to a new location on the page template, click and hold the rectangle of dots, then drag to the new location. The blue separator line indicates where the block will be placed. Release the left mouse button when you find the new location to place the block.
The up and down arrow icons can be used to move the block up and down on the page.
Detailed instructions on moving a block within the editor can be found here
Change text alignment:
Click the “Change alignment” button in the Block toolbar to display the alignment drop-down. You can align the block text to the left, make it center-aligned or align it to the right.
The More option on a block toolbar gives you more features to customize the block.
Show/Hide more settings
The (Show)Hide more settings option hides (or shows) the Block Setting panel in the editor’s sidebar.
Copy can be used to copy a selected block and then you can paste it wherever you want in the editor.
Duplicate can be used to duplicate selected block.
Insert a new block before the selected block(s).
Insert a new block after the selected block(s).
When you select Move To, a blue line will be displayed inside your content. You can then use the arrow keys to move the blue line up or down based on where you want the selected block to be moved into. Once the blue line is in the new location, hit ’Return’ on your keyboard. This will move the selected block to the new position.
Make template part
The Make template part option allows you to convert the selected block into a template part.
Add to Reusable blocks
The Add to Reusable blocks option lets you add the selected block to a list of reusable blocks, so you can use them on other pages.
Select the Group option if you want to group multiple blocks into one unit. This option is useful if you want to add a background color to multiple blocks.
Remove Post Terms
With the Remove Post Terms option, you can delete the selected block from your page.
Click here to learn more about the More options.
In addition to the block toolbar, every block has specific options in the editor sidebar.
If you do not see the sidebar, click the ‘cog’ icon next to the Save button.
You can customize the text color, background color, and link color for the Post Categories block. The color options available will vary based on the theme.
On this tab, you can adjust the Font size, Appearance, Line height, Letter case, and Letter-spacing.
To access all the typography options click on the + button in the right corner of the Typography tab.
To change the font size, you can select the numbers 1 (for small), 2 (for medium), 3 (for large) or 4 (for extra large).
Click on the slider icon to the right of Size to add custom font size in the text field.
Clicking on PX will open a drop-down with options for other font units -PX, Em, and Rem.
Click on the Appearance drop-down to change the font weight for the Post Categories. The values in the drop-down will vary based on the theme.
You can increase or decrease the value for the line height by clicking on the up or down arrow handles in the Line height text field or by typing in your custom value inside the text field.
You can change the Letter case from uppercase (all letters are in uppercase), lowercase (all letters are in lowercase) or capitalize (where the first letter of each word is uppercase).
You can adjust the Letter-spacing by typing in a custom value in the Letter-spacing text field. Clicking on PX will open a drop-down with options for other units -PX, %, EM, REM, VW, VH.
You also have the option to Reset all the typography changes you made by clicking on the Reset all option in the dropdown.
The “Advanced” tab lets you enter character(s) that can be used to separate the category terms. The default setting is a comma.
You can also add CSS class(es) to your block. This will allow you to write custom CSS and styles to the block.