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Styles Library


A block pattern creation, management, and template library tool.

Block Pattern Library

The Styles Library enhances the block pattern browsing experience. Browse core, theme, and your custom defined block patterns, and quickly use them. BlockStyles free block patterns are included. Easily import a block pattern into the editor in just a click.

The library is extendable with the premium BlockStyles membership. Get ready-to-use wireframe, section, and full-page block patterns which include images, typography, colors, backgrounds, etc. using the Block Styles plugin.

Create Custom Block Patterns

Patterns are a “stamp” or group of blocks that are pre-styled in a way to get you going creating content faster. Create your own custom patterns to use anywhere on your site, as a time saving layout tool.

Think of a new design feel for your content? Create a new pattern, and “stamp” away!

Want a consistent design and layout for your content features like a gallery, or table? Use block patterns and the Block Styles plugin to save fully designed block patterns, with all of your favorite blocks.

Block Pattern Manager

Manage your custom created blocks easily from the admin. Edit or remove existing block patterns.
Create & manage block pattern categories and block pattern tags to easily find them in the library


  • Create New Block Patterns: Create block patterns from anywhere. A block pattern can consist of a single block, a few blocks, or an entire page worth of blocks.

  • Manage Your Custom Block Patterns: Easily manage & edit your block patterns just like any other post.

  • Organize Your Designs: Use custom taxonomies to organize your collection of block patterns.

  • Upgraded Pattern Explorer: The BlockStyles Styles Library allows you to browse and search your own, core, and FREE & premium patterns.

  • Easier To Use: Insert patterns into the editor from the Styles Library with 1 click.

  • Import & Export Block Patterns: Block patterns can be exported to be used on any other WordPress site.

Stay Connected

Stay up-to-date on Missing Menu Items updates and Gutenberg development, using the links below. The plugin is also being built transparently on GitHub, so give it a star and follow along! 😉

Missing Menu Items is a part of BlockStyles, a collection of tools that transforms the default WordPress Block Editor into a true page builder.


You can get support from the community here, or in our growing Facebook Group and find information in our documentation.

Direct support is offered to BlockStyles members.


  • Pre Block Pattern conversion with the option to make a full page Block Pattern
  • Create your own Block Patter from the List View.
  • Naming, tagging, and Categorizing your new Block Pattern.
  • Create your own Block Patter from the Top toolbar.
  • Save full page Block Pattern
  • Admin view of Categories
  • Admin view Keyword
  • Admin view for Creating your own Block Patterns directly.
  • Admin view of your created Block Patters
  • Pattern Explore – Browse free patterns grid view
  • Pattern Explore – Browse free patterns list view
  • Shows new Block Pattern added to the content
  • Showing what a Block Patterns blocks looks like imported
  • Importing your exported Block Patterns
  • Export your Block Patterns.


From WordPress Backend

Navigate to Plugins Add New
Click “Upload Plugin” next to “Add plugins” title
Upload the downloaded zip file and activate it.

Direct Upload

Upload the downloaded zip file into your ‘wp-content/plugins/’ folder.
Unzip the uploaded zip file.
Navigate to the Plugins menu on your WordPress admin area.
Activate the plugin.

Once activated, navigate to the Block Editor and you will see the “Insert Pattern” button in the header toolbar. See the plugin screenshots for reference.


Can I add custom CSS?

Not with Styles Library directly, however with our Block Styles plugin, you can! You can also check your theme’s Customizer for added CSS support.

Can I use premium third-party blocks for patterns?

Yes! Use your favorite blocks to craete your patterns, no matter where they came from.

What is the difference between a block pattern and a reusable block?

A reusable block is a block that retains content, and block settings. When updating content or settings, all reusable blocks across your site will update.
Block Patterns are more of a “stamp”, and can be customized every time you use one.

What happens after I deactivate the plugin?

Pattern Managment and the pattern explorer will no longer be available. Any patterns used in content will not be affected.
Your patterns won’t be lost when deactivating or deleting the plugin. Although we always recommend backups and using exports

Do I need a BlockStyles membership?

No, Styles Library includes all patterns included in core, as well as BlockStyles free to use patterns.


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  • Added support for toggle button text label introduced in 6.1
  • Updated icons


  • Updated readme and screenshots
  • Added plugin banner and icon
  • Added shortcodes easl_year and easl_site_title
  • Renamed Styles button from ‘Flow Block – font style’ to ‘Placeholder’


  • Added Styles Library button to FSE editor
  • Updated localization


  • Public release


  • Internal Release