WordPress Gutenberg block-editor don't allow to paste an HTML list inside a blockquote. It transforms it arbitrarily in a series of <p> tags, which is not semantically what I want.

I've found that the issue I'm facing has been already reported on Github, but no solution has been implemented since.

Has anybody here found any way to handle this situation before the problem will be solved ?

  • You could use an HTML block and add the code yourself - not ideal, but would work until Core is updated.
    – WebElaine
    Dec 16, 2019 at 16:48

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Create blockquote and edit it as HTML using right-click (some accuracy required as everywhere in Gutenberg).

The result of quick tryout:

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  • It does the job, thanks ! I had already tried this solution, but as the block-editor was sending me this alert ("This block contains unexpected or invalid content "), I first thought the thing was not possible.
    – PhpDoe
    Dec 17, 2019 at 9:40
  • This is an ugly solution. Because Gutenberg is ugly by itself. And no competent How-To-Do. Thanks, @Matt
    – Max Yudin
    Dec 19, 2019 at 18:25

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