Newspack includes a collection of Block Patterns to help you quickly put together a homepage, or a donation or subscription call-to-action.

Each Newspack Block Pattern is made up of a collection of Newspack and Core blocks, nested inside of a Group block to keep everything together. Once a pattern is added to a page, it can be customized by adding or removing blocks, and changing block settings.


How to use Newspack patterns

When editing a post or page, you can open the Newspack Block patterns by following these steps:

  1. In the top-right corner of the editor, click the ‘Newspack Patterns’:

Note: Gutenberg 7.7 contains its own separate ‘Block Patterns’ panel; Newspack’s are separate for the time being and can be accessed using the block patterns button with the Newspack logo furthest to the right.

  1. In the Newspack Patterns panel, you will see up to three sections, depending on where you are in the site, and what’s been configured. Each of these sections are explained in more detail below.
  1. Click on a pattern to add it to the editor. The pattern will be inserted wherever the text cursor is in the editor:
  1. Once a pattern has been added to the editor, the blocks inside it can be edited, just like any regular Gutenberg block. This means you can change block settings, delete some of the blocks in the pattern, or add new ones!

Donation patterns

The Donation patterns will be available on all posts and pages when the Reader Revenue wizard has been set up.

There are currently three different styles available for Donation patterns, using a combination of the Donate blocks, Group blocks, and Columns blocks.

Although the thumbnail images for each style use the theme’s default Customizer settings, these patterns will pick up your site’s custom fonts and colors.


Homepage Posts patterns

The Homepage Posts patterns are available on all pages.

There are currently 20 different styles available for Homepage Posts patterns, using a combination Homepage Posts blocks, Group blocks, and Columns blocks:

Although the thumbnail images for each style use theme defaults, these patterns will pick up your site’s customized fonts and colors.


Subscribe patterns

The Subscribe patterns will be available on all posts and pages when the Newsletter wizard has been set up.

There are currently two options for subscribe patterns, using a combination of Jetpack’s Mailchimp sign-up block, Cover blocks, and Media & Text blocks:

Although the thumbnail images for each style use theme defaults, these patterns will pick up your site’s customized fonts and colors.