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How to Add or Remove Blank Space Between WordPress Blocks (4 Ways)

Do you want to add or remove blank space between WordPress blocks?

Adding or removing blank space between your WordPress blocks gives you more control over the design of your WordPress site.

In this article, we’ll show you how to add or remove blank space between WordPress blocks, step by step.

How to add or remove blank space between WordPress blocks (4 ways)

Why Add or Remove Blank Space Between WordPress Blocks?

WordPress makes creating custom pages and posts easy with the built-in WordPress block editor.

However, you may notice that when you add certain blocks, there’s too much or too little spacing. By adding or removing blank space between your WordPress blocks, you can create custom page layouts exactly as you’d like.

With more control over your final WordPress website design, you can offer your visitors a better user experience.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to add or remove blank space between WordPress blocks on your website. Simply use the quick links below to jump straight to the method you want to use.

Method 1. Adding Blank Space Between WordPress Blocks with Block Editor

The easiest way to add blank space between your blocks is using the WordPress block editor. There’s a built-in spacing block that lets you add blank space with a couple of clicks.

To use this, open up the post or page you want to edit and click the ‘Plus’ add block button.

Then, search for ‘Spacer’ and select the block.

Add spacer block to page

This will automatically insert a spacer into the page. 

You can make it bigger or smaller by dragging the block up or down.

Resize spacer block

Once you’re finished, click the ‘Update’ button to save your changes.

Keep in mind, this method only allows you to add space between blocks. To remove space, you will need to use one of the other methods below.

Method 2. Adding or Removing Blank Space Between WordPress Blocks by Adding Custom CSS

Another way to both add and remove blank space between your blocks is by adding custom CSS code to your theme.

If you haven’t done this before, then we recommend you take a look at our guide on how to easily add custom CSS to your WordPress site before you begin.

Next, open up the page or post you want to edit and then click on the block where you want to add or remove the blank space.

Then, click the ‘Block’ menu item in the right hand options panel.

Click block menu option

After that, scroll down to the ‘Advanced’ drop down and click it. This brings up a set of additional options for that block.

Then, in the ‘Additional CSS classes’ box add the following code:

.add-remove-bottom-space

This snippet creates a new CSS class specifically for that block. 

Add new CSS class

After that, click the ‘Update’ button to save your changes.

Next, navigate to Appearance » Customize to bring up the WordPress theme customizer.

Go to WordPress theme customizer

Then, scroll down and click the ‘Additional CSS’ menu option.

This brings up a field where you can add CSS code.

Click additional CSS

Next, paste the following code snippet into the box.

.add-remove-bottom-space {

 margin-bottom: 0;

}

This code snippet sets the bottom margin to zero and will remove the blank space from the block. If you want to add space to the bottom, then simply change the ‘0’ to something like ’20px’.

Add CSS code

Once you’ve made your changes, make sure to click the ‘Publish’ button to make your changes live. 

Saving Custom CSS Code Using a Plugin

By adding custom CSS to the WordPress theme customizer, it will only save for the theme you’re currently using. If you change the WordPress theme, then you’ll need to copy over the CSS code to your new theme.

If you want your custom CSS to apply no matter what theme you’re using, then you’ll need to use the Simple Custom CSS plugin. 

First thing you need to do is install and activate the plugin. For more details, see our guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, simply go to Appearance » Custom CSS and add your custom CSS code.

Add code with Simple Custom CSS plugin

When you’re finished, click the ‘Update Custom CSS’ button to save your changes.

Method 3. Adding or Removing Blank Space Between WordPress Blocks with CSS Hero

Another beginner friendly way to add or remove blank space between WordPress blocks is by using a WordPress custom CSS plugin. This lets you make visual changes to your WordPress blog without editing any CSS code.

We recommend using the CSS Hero plugin. It lets you edit almost every CSS style on your WordPress site without writing a single line of code. 

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First thing you need to do is install and activate the plugin. For more details, see our beginner’s guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Activate CSS Hero plugin

Upon activation, you need to click the ‘Proceed to Product Activation’ button to activate the plugin. You’ll find the button directly above your list of installed plugins.

This brings you to a screen where you need to enter your username and password. Then, follow the on-screen instructions, and you’ll be redirected back to your dashboard once your account is verified.

Next, you need to open up the page or post you want to edit, then click the ‘CSS Hero’ button at the top of your WordPress admin toolbar.

Click CSS Hero

This will open up the same page with CSS Hero running on top of it. The plugin uses a visual editor, so you’ll be able to make your changes in real-time.

When you click on any element on your page, it will bring up a toolbar on the left side of the page for you to make customizations.

CSS Hero page customizer

To remove or add blank space between your blocks, simply click the ‘Spacings’ option and then scroll down to the ‘Margin-Bottom’ section.

Here you can move the slider up or down to add or remove blank space.

CSS Hero change bottom margin

Any changes you make will automatically show up on your page.

Once you’re done making changes, you need to click the ‘Save’ button to make your changes live. 

Method 4. Adding or Removing Blank Space Between WordPress Blocks with SeedProd

SeedProd is the best drag and drop page builder used by over 1 million websites.

SeedProd

You can use the library of 150+ templates to create custom 404 pages, sales pages, landing pages, and much more. SeedProd can even be used to create a custom WordPress theme without writing any code.

With the drag and drop builder, you have full control over the design of your site, and you can easily remove or add spacing to any website element.

To learn more, see our guide on how to create a custom page in WordPress.

As you’re customizing your page, you can add space anywhere by using the Spacer block.

SeedProd spacer block

Simply drag and drop it anywhere on the page where you want to add more space between blocks.

Then you can use the slider to adjust its height.

Use the slider to adjust the height of the SeedProd Spacer block

You can also control the spacing between any block. To do that, simply click on any block that you want to add or remove space from.

This brings up the options panel on the left. Then, click on the ‘Advanced’ tab.

Click advanced tab in SeedProd builder

Next, scroll down to the ‘Spacing’ drop down and click it.

This brings up a menu where you can control the ‘Margin’. Simply enter a number into the bottom margin box to add space, or delete the number to remove any existing blank space.

Change bottom margin

Once you’re finished making changes, click the ‘Save’ button and select the ‘Publish’ drop down to make your changes live.

Save and publish SeedProd page

We hope this article helped you learn how to add or remove blank space between WordPress blocks. You may also want to see our guide on how to start your own podcast and our expert picks of the best free website hosting compared. 

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