Embed Blocks

Easily add videos, images, tweets, audio, and other content from third-party sources to your post or page.

Overview

Embed blocks allow you to insert third-party content (video, audio, images, tweets, etc.) onto your WordPress site. With Gutenberg, you have a generic embed block, as well as a handful of more specific ones for a variety of popular services.

Gutenberg YouTube embed example

List of Embed Blocks

Aside from the generic embed block, here is a complete list of embeds that Gutenberg officially supports:

  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Vimeo
  • Soundcloud
  • Spotify
  • Flickr
  • Animoto
  • Cloudup
  • CollegeHumor

  • Dailymotion
  • Funny or Die
  • Hulu
  • Imgur
  • Issuu
  • Kickstarter
  • Meetup.com
  • Mixcloud
  • Photobucket
  • Polldaddy
  • Reddit

  • ReverbNation
  • Screencast
  • Scribd
  • Slideshare
  • SmugMug
  • Speaker
  • TED
  • Tumblr
  • VideoPress
  • WordPress
  • WordPress.tv

Still using the classic editor? Check out our previous articles on embedding YouTube videos, playlists, Tweets & Facebook posts.

Embed Alignment

All WordPress embeds in Gutenberg can be aligned in three ways:

  • left
  • center
  • right

Left & right alignments will wrap the following text around the embed, while the center alignment will simply center it on the page.

Embed Captions

Every WordPress embed also supports an optional caption displayed beneath the embed. Bold, italic, strikethrough & links are supported in captions.

Embed block caption example

Additional CSS Class

The only other option for embeds is the ability to add a custom CSS class. This can be found in the advanced settings panel in the right sidebar.

More Gutenberg Blocks

Updated: March 8, 2018