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#53434 new defect (bug)

Reusable Blocks - raised a ticket in March (now closed) but still have a problem

Reported by: hicklingadmin Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: critical Version: 5.7.2
Component: Editor Keywords: needs-design-feedback
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Hi!
#52873: Reusable Blocks
I raised an issue about this in March but I still cannot make it work ...
I've been avoiding this issue and just trying not to have to remove reusable blocks from individual pages in the hope that the issue would be corrected in updates but it hasn't been. Now I'm in a situation where I need to delete a reusable block on one page without losing it on all the other pages that it appears on.
I really am an amateur and much of the advice and comment on the ticket and the links that you provided just don't make sense to me - I can't see how the breadcrumb at the bottom of the page helps and I can't alter/remove a reusable block and update the page without the new save function applying the change everywhere.
I attach a screenshot; I am trying to remove the 'empty page' graphic from the top of the page because I am now adding material to the page and it isn't empty anymore.
I am crying tears of frustration as only an amateur out of her depth can do!!
I would be very grateful if you could explain how to do this, please.
Best wishes,
Jane.
(I have a couple of screenshots but I can't see how to attach them ...)

Attachments (4)

wordpress ticket screenshot March 2021.JPG (266.5 KB) - added by hicklingadmin 4 months ago.
empty page graphic - screenshot 160621.JPG (298.8 KB) - added by hicklingadmin 4 months ago.
Select-Reusable-block-top-container.jpg (138.7 KB) - added by paaljoachim 4 months ago.
How to select the Reusable block container surrounding the inner content.
Remove-Reusable-block-top-container.jpg (155.1 KB) - added by paaljoachim 4 months ago.
After having selected the Reusable block (not inner blocks inside the Reusable block) one can click the 3 dots and then Remove block.

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Change History (6)

#1 @paaljoachim
4 months ago

Hi @hicklingadmin

It sounds like what you are asking about is how to remove a Reusable block without it affecting the same Reusable block used in other pages.

Unfortunately WordPress 5.7 made it too easy to remove the contents inside a Reusable block.
Clicking into a Reusable block selects the content. Example selects a heading that is located inside the Reusable block. One has to move up to the "top level/container" and from there click the 3 dots and then click Remove block.

I will add in two screenshots.

@paaljoachim
4 months ago

How to select the Reusable block container surrounding the inner content.

@paaljoachim
4 months ago

After having selected the Reusable block (not inner blocks inside the Reusable block) one can click the 3 dots and then Remove block.

#2 @paaljoachim
4 months ago

I went ahead and made this Github issue:
Reusable block: Making it easier to understand that one is removing the Reusable block from a page.
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/32748

Do also comment there. Thanks!

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