Block Styling Backend


This plugin revolutionizes the Gutenberg editing experience by introducing groundbreaking visible guidelines for blocks .
These guidelines, seamlessly integrated into the WordPress backend, serve as visual aids that dramatically enhance the readability and organization of blocks. With these clear visual cues, users can effortlessly identify block edges, alignment points, and content boundaries, leading to an unparalleled level of precision and control. This enhanced visual clarity not only simplifies block manipulation but also elevates the overall user experience, making block editing a breeze.


Gutenberg is the code name for the new block based editor introduced in WordPress 5. It replaces the classic WordPress editor which is built on TinyMCE.

It is a significant change in how content is created.

With Gutenberg, you can add multiple media types and arrange the layout within the editor using blocks.
WordPress is changing the editor to make it more approachable to non-coders.

The main problem is that: blocks backend Ui is not as clear and intuitive as it should be.


  • How it works
  • Plugin in action on pages
  • Plugin working on posts
  • Focus on title and columns


  1. Upload block-styling-backend.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. that’s it. It works out of the box.


How does it work?

It basically works. It’s magic.
(Behind the scenes adding small CSS and bytes of code to change Gutenberg blocks layout ).

I really don’t understand how it works?

This plugin enhances the Gutenberg editor by offering clear visual indicators. These indicators assist in understanding the layout and relationships among blocks, enabling the creation of organized and visually attractive pages. Furthermore, the plugin includes features for previewing the markup, headings, and names of your blocks. This functionality aids in building well-structured and semantically coherent pages, which is beneficial for improving SEO.

May I have any extra heavy resources or bloat ?

Nope. Just, on backend, few bytes of compressed code which work only upon Gutenberg blocks.

What’s the killer feature ?

Now you can easily spot the markup you’re doing and also headings’ placement, to improve your on-page SEO and writing better content.


ඔක්තෝබර් 5, 2022 2 replies
Very simple, but yet useful! Waiting for more tweaks!
ඔක්තෝබර් 5, 2022 1 reply
It makes it easier to navigate Gutenberg blocks. Fell in love with it. Great work.
ඔක්තෝබර් 4, 2022 1 reply
I tested myself, and lol… I am also the coder behind itself. But.. hey! It works and it’s also a missing feature that may improve the Blocks Ui, as it may help also color blindness people.
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Contributors & Developers

“Block Styling Backend” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Bugfix and ui improvement


Improved code and overall stability


Improved HTML Headings tag.
* This has been a highly requested feature which might help SEO.
Now suddenly, if you care about the SEO on page, you could spot all the headings you have in your pages.
* While on previous version you should have seen just that you have been using any heading, from now on, you shall also check which heading tag you are using, of if you’re doing a semantically good job on your website.
* Near each of the title you will see a small square that indicates the closest tag element.
* Yep, of course, you need first, to write something and while doing it, remember that you are writing for users. Humans, not robots.


  • Added titles to each section
  • Microinteraction while mouseover blocks
  • Microinterations on active blocks
  • Improved code
  • Improved plugin’s bagdes and icons
  • Plus: fixed Pattern sidebar


  • Second test.
  • Added screenshot.


  • First test.