Tag: Gutenberg Blocks

Gutenberg landed in WordPress in 2018. This changed the WordPress posts screen from a simple box of text to a more advanced drag-and-drop content creator.

The Gutenberg editor uses a block-based system to provide flexibility with how content is displayed. This allows you to use blocks to easily add text, images, multimedia content, code, quote, buttons, and much more.

Block Access Allows You to Control Blocks for User Roles

Block Access

” is one of the most popular features in the PublishPress Blocks plugin. This feature allows you to control which blocks are available to different user roles.

For example, if you want to prevent some user roles from adding “Table” blocks, you can block them from doing that with this feature.

In version 2.10 of Blocks, we've simplified the “Block Access” feature. The system is now based on user roles and is very similar to the PublishPress Capabilities plugin.

  • To get started, go to “Blocks”, then “Block Access”.
  • In the top-left corner, you can choose the user role you want to edit.

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How to Show Code in Gutenberg Blocks

Code In Blocks

The delivered a lot of cool improvements for WordPress users. One of these is that it's now much easier to add code your WordPress posts.

I'm going to show you two ways to add code in Gutenberg. The first option allows you to add whole blocks of code. The second option allows you to highlight code inside paragraphs.

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The List Block and the Advanced List Block

List Block

One of the things I love about WordPress is that the project has a clearly-stated philosophy. One of the principles is to design for 80% of users and leave plugins to fill in the more advanced features.

This is happening with the Gutenberg block editor. Many developers are adding extra features on top of the default blocks.

Inside the PublishPress Blocks plugin, the Advanced List block is based on the default in Gutenberg.

The Gutenberg team have done the hard work. We're standing on their shoulders.

If you want to show lists in WordPress, both the List block and the are a great choice.

The Advanced List Block has functionality that the extra 20% of WordPress users may find helpful. If you are a WordPress power user, you'll want to check out these features, especially the custom icons for list items.

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How to Use Nested Blocks in the Gutenberg Editor

Nested Blocks

Nested blocks are a really useful feature in the . If you haven't used them yet, you almost certainly will when the new “” changes arrive in WordPress 5.8. At that point, you will be able to build complete webpages in Gutenberg and I guarantee you'll be using nested blocks.

Nested blocks makes it easy to create advanced layouts. This is because nested blocks are blocks inside other blocks. A simple example is a Column block with a text block inside. Another example is a pricing block with a “Buy Now” inside.

Some common uses of nested blocks are the default Columns, Cover, or Group blocks.

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PublishPress Blocks Pro is Now Available

Blocks Pro

PublishPress Blocks is a plugin that adds over 20 extra blocks to the Gutenberg interface, along with custom layouts, CSS styles, and permissions for blocks.

There are many Gutenberg plugins available, but PublishPress Blocks is different. This plugin has a strong focus on being useful for publishers and content creators.

If you want to see an example of this content focus, check out the Content Display block. This really is the best way to show your content in a block.

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