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I am currently using Wordpress version 5.0.2, i want to add news posts but the button "ADD BLOCK" is not active.

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I think you have the visual editor disabled.

Go to Users > Your Profile and uncheck "Disable the visual editor when writing".

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I Had the same issue. Followed RiddleMeThis' suggestion but "Disable the visual editor when writing" was not checked.
I checked it, Updated my profile then unchecked it and updated my profile again and the issue was solved.

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  • I tried your suggestion but it's still disabled. It's frustrating because WordPress knows why it's disabling it but doesn't want to let the user know. :'( – Hendy Irawan May 26 at 12:03
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For others facing this issue, it occurred for me after adding a new user via phpMyAdmin but omitting the nickname field. Adding this field under my profile, and saving then enabled the block editor.

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  • My user profile already had a nickname, I tried changing it to something else but still disabled. – Hendy Irawan May 26 at 12:04
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In my case this was caused by WordPress requiring User-Agent header present, which AWS CloudFront CDN by default do not pass (and in most cases due to performance reasons, should not).

My workaround for this, as described in AWS CloudFront Configuration for WordPress/WooCommerce - About Lovia:

WordPress/WooCommerce requires User-Agent header to be passed by CloudFront in order to enable the visual editor. There are several ways to work-around this, but our best practice is to add additional behavior for path pattern /wp-admin/*.

AWS CloudFront Configuration for WordPress/WooCommerce - About Lovia

Note: "Disable the visual editor when writing" must be unchecked.

Additional info: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/325234/184905.

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