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Disable Gutenberg Blocks – Block Manager


The Gutenberg Block inserter can quickly become cluttered. There are currently over 200 free blocks available, in addition to the 34 core blocks. This plugin allows you to disable the blocks you or your clients don’t need.


  • Add search function to the block list.
  • Add ‘enabled/disabled’ filter to block list.
  • Add ‘Block Author’ filter to block list.

Missing Blocks

If you find a block you can’t disable using this plugin, please create a support thread.



  • Block Inserter with all Blocks disabled.
  • Disable Gutenberg Blocks list.


Upload ‘Disable Gutenberg Blocks’, activate it, and you’re done!

Navigate to wp-admin -> Settings -> Disable Blocks to use the plugin.


Ogwomwenda (Mutunda) 30, 2021
The plugin made it super simple to disable some of the blocks that I wanted to be kept away from the general editors to avoid confusion. WOW, it just needed a click and done. Thank you for this amazing work!
Mugulansigo 13, 2020
Did just what I needed! No complaints whatsoever.
Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 6, 2018
I love how it's so easy to disable blocks in order to clean up the block inserter a bit - and more importantly, ensure that only relevant blocks are available. Great job Danny!
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Contributors & Developers

“Disable Gutenberg Blocks – Block Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Compatibility check.


  • Fix console error when block plugins are deactivated


  • Improve Spacing Consistency


  • Fix localization issues


  • Fix issue with blocks registered using register_block_type()


  • Further compatibility fixes


  • Add compatibility for 5.0RC


  • readme updates.


  • Initial release