Currently, in the new Gutenberg WordPress editor, there’s no indent button in the Paragraph block.


So, you’ll have to use a couple of workarounds, which I’ll show you in this post!

1. Indent a paragraph in WordPress using Gutenberg’s Classic block

Here’s what you need to do:


Step 1

Click on the + sign and search for “classic”, then add the Classic block.

gutenberg classic block

Step 2


Write your paragraph, select it, and then click on the Increase indent button.

increase indent paragraph gutenberg classic editor

Your paragraph will now be indented.

indented paragraph in wordpress gutenberg

If you want to indent it even more, then click the Increase indent button again.

2. Indent a paragraph in WordPress by editing the Gutenberg block as HTML

Here’s what you need to do:


Step 1

Write your text in a Paragraph block, as you normally would, then click the 3 vertical dots and select Edit as HTML.

gutenberg edit as html

Step 2

Add this inline CSS code inside the <p> tag that will be there by default:


You can increase or decrease the indent by changing the padding value (e.g. 20px, 35px, 40px, etc.).

This method will probably throw you a warning, but don’t worry about it!

Click on Convert to HTML and leave it like that. It will look fine on the front-end.

That’s a wrap

Hope you found the guide useful, and you managed to indent a paragraph in WordPress!

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