The list block is designed to make it easier to organize your content into lists.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s added to the Block Editor.

List block

To add a list block to a page you click on the + icon at the left of any empty block or at the top left of the editor then search for lists, or locate it in the Common Blocks section, and click on the Lists icon.

Add List Block

More detailed instructions for adding blocks can be found here.

Add List

Once you’ve added your list block you type the items you want to add to your list.

Add your items to the list

By default, the list is displayed as a bullet (unordered) list.  To change to a numbered (ordered) list click on Convert to ordered list icon.

List options

Lists can be indented and support mixed ordering such as bullets followed by numbers and vice versa.


You can turn a set of paragraphs into a list by highlighting the paragraphs.

Highlight the paragraphs

Click on the Transform icon and then select List icon to transform to a list block.

Select List block

Here’s what it looks like when transformed to a list. 

Paragraphs converted to list

Block Toolbar

You reveal the block’s toolbar by selecting the block. The list block toolbar has option to change block type, bullet (unordered) list, numbered (ordered) list, outdent, indent, bold, italics, hyperlink inline code, inline image and strikethrough.

The change block type or style icon is used to transform the block to a paragraph, group or quote block.

List options

Block Settings

Unlike most other blocks the list block only provides the option to add Additional CSS Class in the editor sidebar of the block editor.  Click on the Settings icon next to the Publish/Update button if you don’t see the editor sidebar.

List Block Settings