Version of WordPress doesn't seem to have options for adjusting padding between blocks

First time WordPress user here on Windows. v. 6.2.2 on Localwp.
Details are below.

Thank you for your help and time.

Issue Summary

My Version of WordPress doesn’t seem to have options for padding.
Having trouble figuring out how to reduce the padding or space between blocks.

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular?
    Only have one site, but yes, for every post on that site.

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?


Having trouble figuring out how to reduce the padding or space between blocks in the post editor.

I tried this Youtube video which shows how to change the padding.

At the 3 minute mark of the video, it shows an option to change the padding; but I can’t seem to find it on my copy of WP. his version of WP seems to have more options. I wonder what I’m doing wrong.

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used?
    Tried 6.7.2 first, then downgraded to 6.4.1 but didn’t fix the issue.
    Tried 6.2.2 first, then downgraded to 5.5.9

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?
    Windows 10 Home

Hi there,

What version of WordPress are you using?

That would be the reason you would or wouldn’t see certain features in WordPress as opposed to Local.

You can see your WordPress version on your Local site details within the app.


hello Sam,
Thanks for the reply…

I should have indicated “Word Press version” where I wrote “tried 6.2.2 first, then downgraded to 5.5.9”.

So it’s 6.2.2 and 5.5.9. Tried both. Just can’t seem to find the padding option. The guy in the video has even more options than mine.

Hi @TnnDll

What is your theme and plugin configuration like? Or is this just a blank site you created from scratch?

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Hi there @TnnDll -

Ah I see - that video is from a year ago so what I bet is happening is the settings have just moved. WordPress has been rapidly changing its user interface over the last year, hiding and shifting settings into different places.

I would recommend going right to the documentation for WordPress to stay up to date.

You can use a Spacer block to create that vertical padding.

In order to add spacing in 6.2+ of WordPress you do this (should be available for most blocks):


Good day Sam.

I tried using the default Theme (can’t remember the name now), and the “Dimensions” section shows up. And that section contains padding options.

But when I switch back to my preferred theme (Falcha News), that section doesn’t show up anymore. New to Wordpress, so this is weird to me.

Good day Nick, and TY for the reply.

I let Sam know it was a theme issue.

When i use the default theme, the “Dimensions” section for padding shows up. But when I switch back to my preferred theme, Falcha News, that option does not appear. version 6.2.2.

It’s been interesting learning new software.

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Ah ha, @TnnDll -

Within the theme’s files, there are ways to show or hide certain features in the WordPress UI, so I’m guessing that theme hides those options. I took a look at that theme and agree, I don’t see that option there.

If you’re open to switching themes, I would recommend a few options here:

  1. You could try WP Engine’s “Frost” theme - it’s a free block theme that leverages all of these newer features of WordPress (like control over padding, other dimensions and so much more).

You can also find this theme right in your WordPress dashboard by heading to Appearance > Themes > Add New and searching “Frost”.

Or you can download it here:

  1. You could review the available Full Site Editing Themes in the WordPress theme repository. I expect these themes would let you use the features shown in these videos.

Also, welcome to WordPress! :green_heart:

If you are interested, we host a weekly chat all about WordPress on Fridays that anyone is welcome to join. It’s a great way to get to know other people and learn about some of the topics I’ve shared with you. You can join our next one here.

Let me know if you have any questions!



Thanks for all the info Sam.

I will look at the themes you linked to.

However, if I still decide to keep the current theme, is there an easy way to make it display those editing options? Or is there a recommended how-to article or video?

Have a good day.

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