How to Quickly Select A Block’s Parent

Quickly traversing between the different block levels is very important for efficiency in the Block Editor. To quickly select the parent of a block, click on the left-most icon in the toolbar.

First make sure that you have a nested block selected (nested meaning you have blocks inside other blocks), if the block you selected has a parent block, then there will be an additional icon on the left of the toolbar:

The left-most icon in the toolbar shows the parent block.

Clicking on the left-most button selects the immediate parent of the current block. After you click on it, you can further traverse to the parent again.

After clicking the parent block, you can again see that the left-most icon in the toolbar shows the parent block.

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