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Using the Spacer Block

The Spacer Block adds an adjustable amount of empty space between blocks. You can use the Spacer Block to create padding and white space on pages and blog posts. The Spacer Block can also help resize images and other blocks.

Tip: You can add padding in other areas, like below banners or above footers, using the Style Editor. To learn more, visit Making style changes.

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Step 1 - Add the Spacer Block

  1. Open a page or post editor.
  2. Click an Insert Point or the +.
  3. Select Spacer from the menu.
  4. For more detailed steps, visit Adding blocks.

Step 2 - Place the block

Click and drag the block to its new location. The guideline will indicate its placement. For more help, visit Moving Blocks.

As a column

You can also click and drag the Spacer Block so the guideline displays vertically. The block will then create its own column.

Step 3 - Resize the block

Spacer Blocks can be used to resize other blocks in a content area. As the Spacer Block is resized, the surrounding content will adjust accordingly.

Tip: While dragging the resize handle, hold the Shift key to resize the block in even increments.

Vertically

To resize a Spacer Block vertically, click on it, then drag the resize handle up or down.

Horizontally

To resize a Spacer Block horizontally, click on it, then drag the resize cursor left or right.

Mobile display

Spacer Blocks placed beside other blocks (including other Spacer Blocks) don't display on mobile. Instead, your site content expands to the full width of your mobile screen.

Spacer Blocks placed above or below other blocks only appear on mobile for the following templates. Templates are grouped by family.

  • Brine family - Aria, Basil, Blend, Brine, Burke, Cacao, Clay, Ethan, Fairfield, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Impact, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Kin, Maple, Margot, Marta, Mentor, Mercer, Miller, Mojave, Moksha, Motto, Nueva, Pedro, Polaris, Pursuit, Rally, Rover, Royce, Sofia, Sonny, Sonora, Stella, Thorne, Vow, Wav, West
  • Farro family - Farro, Haute
  • Pacific family - Charlotte, Fulton, Horizon, Naomi, Pacific.
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