The WordPress File Block is a feature in the WordPress editor, also known as Gutenberg, which allows you to easily upload and embed various types of files into your posts and pages. It’s particularly useful if you want to share documents, PDFs, spreadsheets, or other file types with your visitors. Here’s a simple guide on how it works:
- Accessing the File Block: When you’re editing a post or page, click on the “+” icon to add a new block. In the block library, you’ll find the ‘File’ block under the ‘Common Blocks’ category, or you can just search for it.
- Uploading a File: Once you’ve added the File Block, you can upload a file from your computer or select an existing file from your WordPress media library. The block supports various file types, including .pdf, .doc, .xls, and more.
- Customizing the Display: After uploading the file, WordPress will display a link to the file in your post or page. You can customize the link text, and for some file types like PDFs, you can even set it to display an inline preview of the document.
- Download Button: Optionally, you can add a download button alongside the link. This makes it clear to users that they can download the file to their device.
- Styling Options: You can also apply basic styling to the text, like bold or italic, and align the block within your content.
- Advanced Settings: In the block settings, you have options like adding a CSS class for custom styling, if you’re familiar with CSS.
This block is particularly helpful for those who want to share resources, publications, or work samples with their website visitors. It integrates smoothly into your content, offering an easy and efficient way to distribute files.