Block Editor Live in Most Forums 

As discussed in early December of last year, the MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. and Support teams have implemented the blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor in all international support forums, as well as in all pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and theme forums/reviews.

The overall feedback has been positive. Specifically, a number of people have highlighted how adding images has become considerably easier.

In addition, some Rosetta (non-English) forums are already successfully using the block editor, including Russian, Swedish, and Dutch. Before rolling out the block editor in the remaining Rosetta forums, we will first test it in a single RTL (right-to-left) language forum.


A new documentation page has been created, which explains how to use the block editor in the forums, and other references throughout the existing documentation have been updated. 

Known issues, reporting bugs, and suggesting enhancements

There are a couple of remaining known issues we are currently working on. As always, any help would be most welcome!

  • To paste most types of code, you must use a code block; otherwise, it’s stripped out. An upstream issue to resolve this is still under discussion, and it would not only solve the issue in the forums, but for all sites using the block editor.  
  • Emojis sometimes display an </img> tag 
  • There is an issue with the underline option outputting inline code.
  • This Meta Trac issue outlines other known issues.

To report bugs or suggest enhancements, follow this guide. If you are unsure and need help reporting any issues, you can add a comment here or swing by the #forums channel in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

Opting out of blocks

You can opt-out of the block editor completely in your forum profile settings, by checking the “Disable the Block Editor for new topics and replies” box, as seen below:

Screenshot of the forum profile settings, highlighting the "Disable he Block Editor for new topics and replies" checkbox.