Post Excerpt

Display a post’s excerpt.

This block is available in the latest version of WordPress and does not require the Gutenberg plugin.

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Block Grammar & Markup

Context

Context is used to pass values from a block to a descendant block; for example, a query and post template passing the query ID to the inner blocks.

Documentation

Uses context. Optional. Type: Object.

[
  "postId",
  "postType",
  "queryId"
]

Block Attributes

Optional. Type: Object.

Attributes provide the structured data needs of a block. They can exist in different forms when they are serialized, but they are declared together under a common interface.

Documentation

{
  "textAlign": {
    "type": "string"
  },
  "moreText": {
    "type": "string"
  },
  "showMoreOnNewLine": {
    "type": "boolean",
    "default": true
  }
}

Block Supports

Optional. Type: Object.

A set of options that enables or disables block controls in the editor, for example gradient colors or padding.

Documentation

{
  "html": false,
  "color": {
    "gradients": true,
    "link": true,
    "__experimentalDefaultControls": {
      "background": true,
      "text": true,
      "link": true
    }
  },
  "spacing": {
    "margin": true,
    "padding": true
  },
  "typography": {
    "fontSize": true,
    "lineHeight": true,
    "__experimentalFontFamily": true,
    "__experimentalFontWeight": true,
    "__experimentalFontStyle": true,
    "__experimentalTextTransform": true,
    "__experimentalTextDecoration": true,
    "__experimentalLetterSpacing": true,
    "__experimentalDefaultControls": {
      "fontSize": true
    }
  }
}

Transforms

Optional. Type: Object.

Transforms provide rules for what a block can be transformed from and what it can be transformed to.

Documentation

Transforms from: Post content.

Transforms to: Post content.