As you dive into editing your Carrot site, you’ll use the Visual Editor extensively. When you do, you’ll encounter Blocks. Blocks are individual page elements that allow you to build the page piece by piece to achieve the desired format.
This page dives into every available block, what they are for, and how you can use them. Carrot’s favorite Block Types are marked with a🥕.
Text Block Types
Definition & Use-case
This is a default block that houses paragraphs text on your site. It is the most common block type you will use.
Start typing after you click the inserter to use the default Paragraph Block. You can always ‘Transform” the block type if you’d like to use another block type for your paragraph.
Insert a table onto any post or page and easily select the number of rows and columns without having to code them.
Columns are horizontal boxes.
Rows are vertical boxes.
Perfect for sharing charts and tabulated data. See example.
We recommend using the Column Block if you want to have content in columns without being outdated. Tables are specific to data.
Testimonial blocks display testimonial content and display it in bold, emphasized formatting.
Use this block on any page that you want to emphasize credibility for site visitors.
Use the quote block to add a quote format for something that isn’t a published testimonial on your site.
Pullquote blocks emphasize a part of your text to make short excerpts look great!
Carrot generally uses the quote block instead of pullquote blocks.
Preformatted Blocks keep all spaces and line breaks intact if you are copying and pasting information from another document.
Use this if you have drafted content in Word, Drive, or another program and want to keep the styling.
Allows you to use the classic editor circa October 2019. It is similar to word processors, such as Microsoft Word or TextEdit.
We don’t recommend this block unless you are familiar with word processors.
Displays quoted content in an emphasized format.
Use this if you have a quote you want to display that is not a published testimonial on your site.
We recommend using the Testimonial Block if you would like to display your testimonials in emphasized quotes.
The List Blocks is content that is displayed in a format that allows you to use a bulleted or numbered format to separate items on separate lines.
Use lists to differentiate related text that would typically be separated by commas. This is a stylistic choice and gives readers a break from reading paragraphs and headers.
One of the most prevalent block types, used primarily for titles and section breaks. The content of headings is very important when considering SEO ranking.
Headings tell search engines how important text is. H1 is the most important, should always have pillar keywords, and pages should have a single H1 heading.
Embed Block Types
Definition & Use-case
Add a Vimeo video to your site using the Vimeo Block.
Never have your site visitors leave your page to watch a video. Use this block to embed Vimeo videos so visitors stay on your site and the video and site can improve content rankings.
The Properties Block showcases feature properties on your site.
Displaying a feature property, without having someone input information into a form, is a great way to build rapport for a site visitor.
Click here to learn how to add properties and use this block.
Add a Youtube video to your site using the Youtube Block.
Never have your site visitors leave your page to watch a video. Use this block to embed Youtube videos so visitors stay on your site and the video and site can improve content rankings.
Twitter Blocks give you the option to add tweets to your site.
Use these as references within blog posts’ content and share you company page’s tweets to gain more followers and traction on social media.
The embed block allows you to embed videos, images, tweets, and other content from external sources.
When possible, use a block specifically for your embed needs. If you don’t see one, this is the best option.
Form Blocks are used to insert a form into the content of your page.
Click here to learn how to create and add new forms to your site to use this block.
Media Block Types
Definition & Use-case
Media & Text🥕
Add images alongside text.
Typically used with a parent Group Block to add a different background color from the main content.
Add a downloadable PDF that’s stored within your media library.
This can include applications or checklists. The display will show a title, a download button, and a link to copy the URL.
Insert an image or background on the site with a text overlay using the Cover Block.
We love the full-width option when using this block because it really makes the content stand out on the page. It’s optimal for breaking up sections of a page or post.
The Gallery Block arranges multiple images in one location in an aesthetically pleasing way.
You can use these to showcase areas you serve and projects you have completed.
Insert a single image on a page or post using the Image Block.
Multiple images are added using a Gallery Block.
A wide or full-width image is best added using the Cover Block.
Design Block Types
Definition & Use-case
Insert any testimonial, property, post, or location page on a page.
We recommend using a block specifically designed to pull a testimonial or property instead of the Query Block.
Place a visual separation between items and designate the pixels.
The default pixel rate always needs to be adjusted less than the 100 pixels set. We recommend 20 – 30 maximum.
If you want a visual separation, use the Separator Block to add a line or dots between content.
Add a visual separation between items. This can be done using a line or dots, chosen within that block’s settings.
If you want a simple space, use the Spacer Block instead.
Add a prominent button that can be used as a link for a successful call-to-action.
Write the button text as the action you want a visitor to make, such as “call me,” “download the PDF,” and “get my estimate.”
Credibility Bar (all) 🥕
Place items under the hero feature to position credibility-boosting details about your company.
We recommend using testimonials or badgers with the Credibility Bar Block (such as BBB, As Seen On, or Veteran-Owned).
Click here to view the step-by-step process to add a credibility bar.
Combine block types so you can add consistent formatting or create a reusable block.
We love using the Group Block to add background colors and consistent alignment to a single block type without editing each one.
Insert menus into your page or posts.
We love using the Navigation Block for design-rich pages that build out your niche locations if you are targeting more than one city.
Check out this doc to add a menu you can use with this block type.
Include a combination of a large headshot, intro, and call-to-action to learn more about the person who’s featured.
Used to build credibility and add trust components into the content of your site.
Click here for our step-by-step process to add the Bio Block to your content.
Insert items in columns in a clean format. Each column will have a large, color-blocked heading above a short paragraph.
Great for introducing quick facts, such as a 3-step process.
Section a portion of your page into columns that you and designate the width.
The most common use is to create 3 columns for content display, such as “3 facets of a business.” See example.
Add a large banner-like image at the top of the page to insert content and a form to drive conversions.
These are your call-to-action, conversion money-maker. Only one Hero Block can be added to a page.
Click here to see our step-by-step process to use the Hero Block.
Widget Block Types
Definition & Use-case
Add content designed to automatically pull information from other areas of your site.
For a full list of available shortcodes, please check out this tutorial.
Categories Block adds a list of your blog posts related to specific categories you have set on the posts.
If you are targeting specific niches, such as foreclosure, retirement properties, etc, this is a great option to add a page for that niche and then use the Categories Block to display an updated post list of that topic.
Add HTML code onto a page. This is often for third-party application scripts and codes.
If the code starts with <script>, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to add that to your site.
The latest posts block displays a list of your most recently published blog posts.
We don’t use this feature on the pages. Instead, we recommend using the sidebar or footer widget to display your latest posts.
Add a Search Block to make your content searchable to your visitors.
Best to place this on the top right or bottom of a page so it’s out of the way but still accessible.
We rarely use this feature on lead-generation sites.