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.

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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The Table Block and the Advanced Table Block

Advanced Tables

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 Table block is based on the default Table block in Gutenberg.

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

If you want to show data inside tables in WordPress, both of these blocks are a great choice.

The Advanced Table 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, including colors, border settings, cell merging, padding, and text alignment.

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How to Vertically Align WordPress Tables in Gutenberg

Vertically Align Tables

The Gutenberg editor is good, and with the PublishPress Blocks plugin, it’s great!

PublishPress Blocks builds on top of the basic Gutenberg editor and add all sorts of useful extra features. For example, with PublishPress Blocks you have more options for the table block.

The Advanced Table block is based on the default Table block in Gutenberg. This improved version of the block has tons of extra table features including advanced styling such as margin, padding, alignment, colors and more. Click here to see a demo and click here to see the default Table block vs the Advanced Table block.

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PublishPress Capabilities 2.0, and 100,000 Users

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PublishPress Capabilities is the plugin that gives you control over all the permissions on your WordPress site.

In the last few days, there have been two big milestones for the plugin:

  1. Capabilities now has over 100,000 active installs of the Free version, according to WordPress.org.
  2. We released Capabilities 2.0 with lots of new features for Free and Pro users.

Thanks to all of you who use PublishPress Capabilities. We do have big plans to make it even more useful for you.

In this post, I'll introduce all the new features in 2.0 for Free and Pro users. Scroll to the bottom, and you'll see a preview of extra goodies that will be coming soon.

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