SimpleTOC – Table of Contents Block


Add a Table of Contents block to your posts and pages. The TOC is a nested list of links to all heading found in the post or page. To use it, simply add a block and search for «SimpleTOC» or just «TOC».

The maximum depth of the toc can be configured in in the blocks’ sidebar among many other options. There can hide the headline «Table of Contents» and add your own by using a normal heading block.


  • Zero configuration: Add the SimpleTOC block to your post and that’s it.
  • Salida HTML mínima y válida.
  • No JavaScript or CSS added.
  • Diseñado para Gutenberg.
  • Style SimpleTOC with Gutenberg’s native group styling options.
  • Hereda los estilos de tu tema.
  • Comes with English, Chinese (Taiwan), French, Spanish, German, Latvia and Brazilian Portuguese translations.


  • Add background and text color with Gutenberg groups.
  • Native block support for wide and full width.
  • Control the maximum depth of the headings.
  • Choose between an ordered and unordered HTML list.
  • Toggle list indent.
  • Disable the h2 heading of the TOC block and add your own.


  • GeneratePress and Rank Math support.
  • Works with all popular AMP plugins.


Este plugin se ha bifurcado de por pdewouters y usa el código de por shazahm1

Many thanks to Tom J Nowell and and Sally CJ who both helped me a lot with my questions over at

Thanks to Quintus Valerius Soranus for inventing the Table of Contents around 100 BC.

SimpleTOC is developed on GitHub:


  • Bloque de SimpleTOC en el editor Gutenberg.
  • SimpleTOC en la entrada.
  • Simple but powerful. Customize each TOC as you like.
  • Control the maximum depth of the headings.
  • Style SimpleTOC with Gutenbergs native group styling options.


Este plugin proporciona 1 bloque.

  • SimpleTOC Adds a Table of Contents.


SimpleTOC se puede encontrar e instalar a través del menú «Plugins» dentro del escritorio de WordPress (Plugins -> Añadir nuevo). Alternativamente, se puede descargar desde e instalar manualmente…

En Gutenberg, añade un bloque y busca «SimpleTOC» o simplemente «TOC». Por favor, guarda tu contenido antes de usar el bloque.

Preguntas frecuentes

Why did you do this?

Because I needed a simple plugin to do this job and decided to do it on his own. I believe that a Table of Contents does not need Javascript and additional css. Furthermore the plugin should work out-of-the-box without any configuration.

How do I change the TOC heading ‘Table of contents’ to some other words?

Hide the headline in the sidebar options of SimpleTOC and add your own heading.

How do I add SimpleTOC to all articles automatically?

I don’t see an easy solution at the moment. SimpleTOC is only a block that can be placed in your post. If there would be a plugin that adds blocks to every post then this would be the solution. I think this should be another separate plug-in to keep the code of SimpleTOC clean and … well, simple. Maybe someone knows of a plug-in that adds blocks automatically to all posts with some parameters and settings? What about site editing in WordPress? I think the core team is working on something like that. I will keep this post open. If I have gained more knowledge how to solve this I will add this feature.

How do I add a background color to SimpleTOC using Gutenberg groups?

Select the block and select «group» in the context menu. Apply «background color», «link color» and «text color» to this group. SimpleTOC will inherit these styles. You would like to use this styled SimpleTOC group next time you write a post? Convert it to a reusable block.

How do I add smooth scrolling?

You can optionally add the css class «smooth-scroll» to each link the TOC. Then you can install plugin that uses these classes.

How do I hide a single heading?

If you really want to hide a single heading from the table of contents then add the CSS class «simpletoc-hidden» to a heading block. But first of all, think about the reason you want to hide a specific heading. Maybe you want to remove all headins of a specific depth level. Then there is an option for that in the blocks options in Gutenberg. If you think this heading should not be part of the toc maybe it is not needed in the post itself?


3 de junio de 2022
This is the simplest plugin which works perfectly what it is meant for.
2 de junio de 2022
This is the perfect plugin for anyone looking for a light-weight TOC solution which works perfectly without slowing down your site with javascript. Also: the developer Marc is super nice and helpful and always willing to quickly fix any potential bugs and constantly keeps the plugin up to date. Highly recommended!
25 de mayo de 2022
Easy plugin to work with, has the ability to exclude headings, straightforward to style with css, lightweight and works as intended. Couldn't ask for more
23 de mayo de 2022
Light, simple, effective. This is the way plugins should be made. Dear dev… hat off.
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Registro de cambios


  • Fix: Attempt to read property «post_content» on null in logs


  • Feature: Support for custom Anchor IDs in headings. Thank you Matthias Altmann!


  • Fix: Anchor ids will be generated for all posts. This should brute-force the fix for


  • Feature: Support for GeneratePress headings.
  • Fix: Headings in groups work again.


  • Works with WordPress 6.0
  • Support for paginated posts.


  • Fix: Requires at least WordPress 5.8. and not 5.9.
  • Fix: Better compatibility with Twenty-Twenty-One.
  • Fix: Localization is back again.
  • Feature: Added «simpletoc-title» and «simpletoc-list» CSS classes. This might break existing custom CSS styles that have not been applied with Gutenberg.
  • Feature: Toggle list indent.
  • Feature: Better «group» support. Put SimpleTOC in a group and style it with Gutenberg. See FAQ for details.
  • Feature: Native block support for wide and full width.
  • Feature: Added block.json and refactoring with coding standards for Gutenberg blocks.


  • Feature: Add the CSS class «smooth-scroll» to the links. This enables smooth scrolling in themes like GeneratePress.


  • Feature: Support for headlines in reusable blocks.


  • Feature: Added option to toggle absolute URLs.


  • Feature: Added option to replace ul tag with ol tag. This will add decimal numbers to each heading in the TOC.


  • Feature: Support for non-latin headlines. SimpleTOC now uses a character block list rather than an allow list.
  • Feature: Add the CSS class «simpletoc-hidden» to the heading block to remove it from the Table of Contents.


  • Feature: Experimental support for Arabic Text.


  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translations to the translations. Thanks Ralden Souza!


  • Añadida compatibilidad para el plugin Rank Math.