Summery Summery

Return whether a post type is compatible with the block editor.

Syntax Syntax

use_block_editor_for_post_type( string $post_type )

Description Description

The block editor depends on the REST API, and if the post type is not shown in the REST API, then it won’t work with the block editor.

Parameters Parameters


(Required) The post type.

Return Return

(bool) Whether the post type can be edited with the block editor.

Source Source

File: wp-admin/includes/post.php

function use_block_editor_for_post_type( $post_type ) {
	if ( ! post_type_exists( $post_type ) ) {
		return false;

	if ( ! post_type_supports( $post_type, 'editor' ) ) {
		return false;

	$post_type_object = get_post_type_object( $post_type );
	if ( $post_type_object && ! $post_type_object->show_in_rest ) {
		return false;

	 * Filter whether a post is able to be edited in the block editor.
	 * @since 5.0.0
	 * @param bool   $use_block_editor  Whether the post type can be edited or not. Default true.
	 * @param string $post_type         The post type being checked.
	return apply_filters( 'use_block_editor_for_post_type', true, $post_type );


Changelog Changelog

Version Description
5.0.0 Introduced.


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