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WordPress block patterns are a powerful way to streamline your content creation process. By saving frequently used layouts, you can ensure consistency and save time when building new pages or posts. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to create and implement patterns in WordPress.

WordPress block patterns are generally added in block themes, so if you are creating a new block theme, we highly recommend using the Qrolic WordPress Block Theme Skeleton, a powerful tool that provides a solid foundation.

Step 1: Access the Block Editor.

Initially, we’ll craft a WordPress pattern using the Block editor, and subsequently, we’ll incorporate it into the code.

– Go to your WordPress admin panel and log in( /wp-admin ).

– Navigate to the post or page where you want to add the custom pattern.

– Click on the edit button to open the Gutenberg block editor.

If you want to learn more about WordPress backend, read our blog on WordPress Admin Panel

Step 2: Create a Block Pattern.

Next, we’ll design a layout by assembling multiple blocks, which we’ll then package as a WordPress pattern.

– Start by adding and arranging the blocks to create the layout you want to save as a pattern.

– Highlight the blocks that you want to include in the pattern. This can be a combination of different blocks that work together.

– Example: If you want to create a pattern like a heading and description, you have to add a default heading and description block.

– You can group the heading and description. Next, we’ll need to extract the code for this layout.

– Now, locate the three dots at the top of the screen, and select “Code editor” to copy the pattern code.

Step 3: Register your Pattern.

With the layout code already copied, the next step is to register the new pattern within the theme, making it permanent and accessible for use wherever needed. to register your WordPress pattern, follow:

– Open your theme directory and create a new folder. Ex: Patterns.

– Create a file named “custom-pattern.php” inside the Patterns folder.

– You have to register the pattern inside the custom-pattern.php file, using this function.





– Next, you have to add the code of the pattern that you have copied from the WordPress code editor.

Below is an example of a custom pattern.

Note: To register a custom pattern, it’s essential to provide a pattern category name; otherwise, the pattern won’t be visible.



    ‘themename/custom-pattern’, // WordPress pattern slug.


        ‘title’ => __( ‘Custom Pattern’, ‘themename’ ), // Pattern Title.

        ‘description’ => _x( ‘This pattern include custom pattern for display heading and description.’, ‘themename’ ),

        ‘content’ => ‘<!– wp:group {“className”:”custom-pattern section-padding”,”layout”:{“type”:”default”}} –>

        <div class=”wp-block-group custom-pattern section-padding”><!– wp:heading {“textAlign”:”center”} –>

        <h2 class=”wp-block-heading has-text-align-center”></h2><!– /wp:heading –>

        <!– wp:paragraph {“align”:”center”} –><p class=”has-text-align-center”></p>

        <!– /wp:paragraph –></div>

        <!– /wp:group –>’,

        ‘categories’ => array( ‘qrolic-patterns’ ), // Pattern Category.



– Finally, you should establish a link to your new pattern file within the functions.php file, allowing WordPress to recognize and utilize your pattern..

require_once ‘pattern/custom-pattern.php’;

Step 4: How to use WordPress Pattern.

– First, go to the admin side (/wp-admin) and click page or posts.

– Click on the edit button to open the Block (Gutenberg) editor.

– Click the Patterns tab menu, select your pattern category, and your new pattern will be visible over there.

– Finally, after adding a pattern, you can customize the pattern and use it in different places.


Creating and using patterns in WordPress is a powerful way to streamline your content creation process. By saving frequently used layouts, you can ensure consistency and save time when building new pages or posts. Experiment with different combinations of blocks and patterns to find what works best for your site. Happy pattern building!

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