Oct 302018

WordPress Gutenberg Top Right Editor Settings post talks about the different settings and options you can manage in the editor and more.

Last Updated: July 14, 2023

Latest News: Updated the information.

The following tutorial shows you how to manage Gutenberg top right editor options. There are a lot of options for you to manage but are self explanatory. If you are used to managing the posts and pages using the TinyMCE editor then you should also find this easy to manage. There are a few extra tools at your disposal. You just need to spend a bit of time getting to know them all.

The following shows you a small list of tools, options and settings you will learn about.

Tools, Options and Settings

  • Visibility
  • Publish
  • Move to trash
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Featured Image
  • Excerpt
  • Discussion
  • and more….

What you need:

WordPress Gutenberg Editor Tutorials:

WordPress Gutenberg Top Right Editor Settings

Step 1 ) The following image shows you the top right hand side options for the editor. Here you manage the following options.

Gutenberg Top Right Side Editor Options

  • Save Draft
  • Preview
  • Publish…
  • Settings
  • More


Right Side Editor Settings

Step 2 ) The following image shows you the drop down menu for the Settings. Under the settings you can manage the following tabs. Each tabs has a list of options for you to manage.

Right Side Editor Settings

  • Status & Visibility
  • Revisions = Note: Revisions will show up if you save your post or page more than once.
  • Permalink
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Featured image
  • Excerpt
  • Discussion


Status & Visibility Settings

Step 2-a ) The following image Status & Visibility allows you to manage the following options.

Status & Visibility Settings

  • Visibility
  • Publish
  • Post Format
  • Stick to the top of the blog
  • Pending review
  • Click on Move to trash button if you want to delete the post.


Categories and Tags Settings

Step 2-b ) The following image Categories and Tags allows you to manage and add new categories and tags to the post.


Featured Image, Excerpt, Discussion Settings

Step 2-c ) The following image Featured Image, Excerpt and Discussion allows you to manage the following options.

Featured Image

  • Set featured image


  • Write an excerpt (optional)


  • Allow Comments
  • Allow Pingbacks & Trackbacks



Step 3 ) The following image Options allows you to manage and set up the following settings.


  • Top toolbar
  • Spotlight mode
  • Fullscreen mode


  • Visual editor
  • Code editor


  • Block Manager
  • Manage all reusable blocks
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Welcome Guide
  • Copy all content
  • Help


  • All the preferences are listed below in  3-a, 3-b, 3-c and 3-d.

Preferences – General

Step 3-a ) The following image Preferences – General allows you to enable the following options.

Preferences – General

  • Choose your own experience
    • Include pre-publish checklist
  • Decide what to focus on
    • Reduce the interface
    • Spotlight mode
    • Display block breadcrumbs


Preferences – Appearance

Step 3-b ) The following image Preferences – Appearance allows you to enable the following options.

Preferences – Appearance

  • Choose the way it looks
    • Display button labels
    • use theme styles


Preferences – Blocks

Step 3-c ) The following image Preferences – Blocks allows you to enable the following options.

Preferences – Blocks

  • Choose how you interact with blocks
    • Show most used blocks
    • Contain text cursor inside block


Preferences – Panels

Step 3-d ) The following image Preferences – Panels allows you to enable the following options.

Preferences – Panels

  • Documents settings
    • Permalink
    • Categories
    • Tags
    • Featured image
    • Excerpt
    • Discussion
  • Additional
    • Custom fields



That is how simple it is to manage, control the tools and options used in the editor top right hand side.

If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this tutorial from time to time.


I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in wordpress.org forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

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