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Buttons Won’t Delete

There is a common issue where removing a button will result in empty buttons on the frontend of your site.

No, you’re not crazy. Here’s whats happening.

Gutenberg has replaced its Button block with a Buttons parent block that contains the old Button block as its children. It’s a subtle distinction that has caused quite a bit of confusion. This is great, because it allows you to easily add rows of buttons on your site, and the parent Buttons block includes options for aligning the buttons left, center, or right exactly like you’d expect.

The trouble comes when trying to remove a button. Just because you delete the last button does not mean you have deleted the parent block. To remedy this, you’re going to have to delete the parent block and not just all of its children. To do this, select the parent Buttons block and delete it. If you are having trouble selecting the parent block, we’ve written a guide to easily select the parent block from any child.

Voilà!

Select parent buttons block.

To completely remove a buttons block, be sure you’re removing the parent and not just the children!

Buttons Won’t Delete