As @kaushalmodi mentions in the comments you can use
(org) Structure Templates to speed up insertion of different types of blocks.
The general procedure is to insert
< followed by a template selector (usually a single letter) on an otherwise empty line and press TAB.
The template selector for a generic source block template is
s, so typing
<s followed by TAB will give you this:
Point will be positioned at the end of the first line.
This is a good first approximation of what you want to achieve, but this is Emacs, so let's make it better!
You can define custom templates by adding one or more entries to a variable called
org-structure-template-alist. For example:
(add-to-list 'org-structure-template-alist '("n" "#+NAME: ?"))
This code adds a
#+NAME: template to
n as a template selector. After expanding this template point will be positioned at the location of
If you always name your code blocks, you can also overwrite the original version of the source block template with an extended version that includes the
'("s" "#+NAME: ?\n#+BEGIN_SRC \n\n#+END_SRC"))
<s followed by TAB will then give you:
This is just the tip of the iceberg; you can use a similar approach to define additional templates for language-specific code blocks, code blocks with specific header arguments, etc.
hydrapackage: blogpost (3) Another snippet for easy org source block insertion.
C-c C-,is detailed on this post.