Nested Ordered Lists for Block Editor


The creation of numbered ordered lists such as 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1 etc. in Block Editor is now possible! This plugin adds this missing function at the list block. Use individual numbers up to the 4th level. Also reversed lists (2.2, 2.1, 1.3, 1.2, 1.1 etc.) and additional list-styles (like upper- and lowercase roman and alphabet) are supported.


  1. Open a page where you want to use nested ordered lists.
  2. Edit this page with block editor.
  3. Add a normal list-block.
  4. Choose ordered list to be able to use its list-style.
  5. Check β€œUse nested ordered lists” on the right to enable them.

The development repository is on GitHub.



  1. Upload β€œnested-ordered-lists-block-editor” to the β€œ/wp-content/plugins/” directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the β€œPlugins” menu in WordPress.


Can I use this also in Divi, Elementor, other PageBuilder or the Classic Editor?

No, the plugin is intended solely for Block Editor aka Gutenberg and always will be.

Can I use other blocks between the list items, e.g. for a description text?

Yes, as follows: enter the desired content between the individual list blocks. The list blocks will now all begin with β€œ1”. For the 2nd list block, enter the number 2 in the β€œInitial value” field. This will update the view in the block accordingly. Now enter β€œ3” in the next list block, etc.

Can I use different list-styles in one list?

No, not yet. As soon as it is possible in Block Editor, this will be added.


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Contributors & Developers

“Nested Ordered Lists for Block Editor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release