The WordPress Block Editor transforms your way of writing from a single document to a collection of meaningful elements (blocks), with explicit structure. Jetpack includes some blocks of its own, which can help you create your pages exactly the way you want them.
What are blocks?
Blocks are the individual sections that make up a page. There are many block types for you to use, each block can be edited or moved independently of other blocks, and blocks can have their own formatting settings. For more information on blocks, read our guide to the WordPress Block Editor on WordPress.com
How can I add Jetpack’s blocks?
You can add a block using any of the ⊕ buttons, as explained here. You’ll then find all available Jetpack blocks under the Jetpack block category:
You can also search for a block by name using the search box, or by typing a forward slash followed by the block name, e.g. /markdown
Note that some Jetpack blocks require certain Jetpack features to be enabled, and some require a Jetpack plan. See the list below for further details.
What blocks does Jetpack include?
The following is a list of all blocks currently available in Jetpack.
- Ad Block - The Ad block allows you to insert a Jetpack Ad unit anywhere within the content of any post or page.
- Business Hours Block - The Business Hours block allows you to display your business’s opening hours on your site.
- Calendly Block - Jetpack's Calendly block allows your visitors to schedule one-on-one appointments, group events, and team meetings directly from your website.
- Contact Info Block - The Contact Info block lets you add your contact information (email address, physical address, phone number) to any post or page.
- Donations Block - The Donations block lets you add a payment button to any post or page for donations, tips, and other contributions, using Stripe as the payment gateway.
- Eventbrite Block - With the Eventbrite block you can embed events on posts or pages.
- Form Block - The Form block lets you add a form to your post or page.
- GIF Block - The GIF block allows you to easily search for and embed an animated GIF image from Giphy directly into a post or page on your WordPress site.
- Google Calendar Block - The Google Calendar block allows you to easily embed a Google Calendar into your post or page
- Image Compare Block - The Image Compare Block allows you to display and compare the differences between two images side by side (or above and below) thanks to a slider.
- Latest Instagram Posts Block - The Latest Instagram Posts Block lets you display your most recent images from Instagram on your site. The block update automatically updates when you post new images to Instagram.
- Mailchimp Block - The Mailchimp block allows visitors to join your Mailchimp list.
- Map Block - The Map Block allows you to add a map to any post or page on your site.
- Markdown Block - With the Markdown block you can create formatted content using only regular characters and some punctuation marks.
- OpenTable Block - With the OpenTable block, you can add a reservation form on posts or pages.
- Pay with PayPal - Pay with PayPal lets you add a payment button to any post or page, and immediately start taking PayPal payments for physical products, digital goods, or donations.
- Payments Block - The Recurring Payments Block lets you add a payment button using Stripe as the payment gateway. It works for one-time and recurring payments or donations.
- Pinterest Block - The Pinterest block is the easiest way to embed Pinterest content to your site: it allows you to embed boards, profiles, and pins.
- Podcast Player Block - Jetpack's Podcast Player block allows you to easily show your visitors a listing of recent episodes from a podcast and play them on your website.
- Related Posts Block - The Related Posts feature scans all of your posts' contents, analyzes it, and uses that to display contextual posts your visitors might be interested in reading after they're finished with the current post.
- Repeat Visitor Block - The Repeat Visitor block enables the author to control the visibility of its nested block(s) depending on how many times a visitor has previously visited the page.
- Revue Block - The Revue block creates a simple signup form for readers to opt-in to receive your newsletter.
- Slideshow Block - The Slideshow block lets you insert an image slideshow into a post or page.
- Star Rating Block - The Ratings block allows any site author to add reviews to the site.
- Subscription Form Block - The Subscription Form Block allows you to insert a subscription form within the content area of any post or page, enabling your readers to get notifications when you publish new posts.
- Tiled Gallery Block - With Tiled Galleries you can display your image galleries in four styles: tiled mosaic, circular grid, square tiles, and tiled columns.
- Video Block - The Video block enhances the existing WordPress Video block and allows you to upload videos from your computer to be hosted on WordPress.com, rather than on your host’s servers.
- WhatsApp Button Block - The WhatsAPP Button block will allow your customers to send them a message to enquire about their product or services, or ask for support. Clicking on the button will open WhatsApp and pre-fill the phone number and initial message.
Jetpack has also created extensions for some WordPress core blocks:
- Unrolling Tweet Threads – This extension to the Twitter block allows you to import an entire Tweet thread into the editor as native blocks.
- Social Previews – This extension of the Block Editor allows you to preview what your post / page will look like on search engines and social media.
If you’re having trouble with any of the Jetpack blocks, please contact support for help.