In WordPress, “embed” typically refers to the ability to add content from external sources (such as videos from YouTube or tweets from Twitter) into a WordPress post or page. This is done using the “Embed” block.
The “Embed” block in WordPress is a generic block that can be used to embed content from a wide variety of external sources. This block allows you to add a URL from an external source, and it will automatically display the embedded content within the post or page.
On the other hand, there are also specific blocks for certain platforms such as “YouTube,” “Twitter,” “WordPress” etc. These blocks are pre-configured to work with the specific platform and often have additional functionality or options that are specific to that platform. For example, The YouTube block may allow you to select the video’s aspect ratio, while the Twitter block may offer the ability to present tweets in a specific aspect ratio.
So, in short, The Embed block is a generic block that can embed content from any external source, while the other blocks are pre-configured to work specifically with that platform.
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Block Toolbar Options
The block toolbar in the WordPress block editor is a set of options that allows you to customize and format the content of your blocks. It is located at the top of each block. Let’s see what options we have in the block toolbar for the Embed block.
The WordPress block editor includes block sidebar settings, which give you easy access to various options for individual blocks. With these settings, you can customize the look and functionality of your content.