Tag: Gutenberg Editor

The Gutenberg Editor is often known simply as the block editor. It launched with WordPress 5.0 in 2019.

Gutenberg replaced the “Classic Editor” and introduced a different way of creating content in WordPress.

Blocks are content elements that you add to the edit screen to create content layouts. Each item you add to your post or page is a block.

You can add blocks for each paragraph, images, videos, galleries, audio, lists, and more. There are blocks for most normal content elements, and more can be added by plugins such a PublishPress Blocks.

PublishPress Blocks Has User Role Controls for Gutenberg

PublishPress Blocks 3.1 is available now and allows you to control which users can see a specific Gutenberg block.

The PublishPress Blocks plugin has a new “User Role Controls feature”. This makes it possible to add the following restrictions to any Gutenberg block:

  • Show a block to logged in users only.
  • Show a block to logged out users only.
  • Show a block to selected user roles.
  • Hide a block from selected user roles.

You can add these controls to almost any block, including blocks from the WordPress core and third party plugins.

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PublishPress Blocks Version 3.0 is Here

PublishPress Blocks is one of the most popular plugins we offer, with over 30,000 active users.

PublishPress Blocks has tools to help improve the Gutenberg editor. You'll find extra blocks, options to control who can use each block, and the ability to easily add CSS to each block.

We've just released version 3.0 of PublishPress Blocks. This update has a new interface that closely matches the other PublishPress plugins. This update also introduces the foundations of more key improvements in future releases, particularly around the “Block Controls” features.

I'll give you a quick guide to the changes you see when you install the new version of PublishPress Blocks.

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How to Disable the Gutenberg Block Editor

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The Gutenberg editor provokes a lot of debate in the WordPress world. Some people love Gutenberg – we're in that camp and built the PublishPress Blocks plugin. Some people really don't like Gutenberg and prefer to stick with the editor they've used for years.

However, most WordPress users have more mixed feelings and prefer to switch back-and-forth depending on the project. We've had several questions from PublishPress customers who want to know how to disable Gutenberg in some situations, or for some users.

In this guide, we share several different ways you can disable Gutenberg. Each option has its own methods for switching between Gutenberg and the older, classic editor.

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Block Controls Are Now Available in PublishPress Blocks

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The PublishPress Blocks plugin is growing in a new direction.

The latest release of PublishPress Blocks (version 2.14) introduces a feature called “Block Controls”. This will give you the ability to control who sees your blocks and when they display.

This first “Block Controls” setting allows you to schedule blocks to publish and unpublish. Every block can have a “Start showing” and “Stop showing” option.

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Four New Improvements in PublishPress Capabilities 2.4.2

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PublishPress Capabilities is now at version 2.4.2, and this latest release brings several useful new features.

Our goal with PublishPress Capabilities is to provide a complete user management tool for WordPress. In this release, we're moving towards that goal with several new features, including these:

  1. More control over Gutenberg and Classic Editor.
  2. The ability to redirect users on login and logout.
  3. More categorization for capabilities.
  4. The option to hide plugins on the Plugins screen.

In this guide, I'll introduce you to all those new improvements in PublishPress Capabilities.

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Create Beautiful and Flexible Layouts for PublishPress Series

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PublishPress Series is a plugin that we acquired last year.

The Series plugin allows you to collect WordPress content together into a series. This is ideal for magazines, newspapers, short-story writers, teachers, comic artists, or anyone who writes multiple posts on the same topic.

Over the last few months, we've been working to modernize the plugin and make it easier to use. We're happy to say that you can now easily create beautiful layouts with PublishPress Series. This is possible thanks to a new integration with the PublishPress Blocks plugin.

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How to Show Gutenberg Blocks in Elementor

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Both the Gutenberg Editor and Elementor are excellent ways to build a WordPress website. We recently checked the numbers and found that these are the two fastest growing options for WordPress sites.

However, in most situations, you need to choose either Gutenberg or Elementor. The two systems are not very compatible with each other.

So we considered it a challenge this week when a PublishPress customer asked us if they could use the PublishPress Blocks plugin inside pages built with Elementor. After some research, we found that this is possible. I'm going to show you how to insert any Gutenberg block into Elementor layouts.

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How to Use Nested Blocks in the Gutenberg Editor

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Nested blocks are a really useful feature in the Gutenberg editor. If you haven't used them yet, you almost certainly will when the new “Full-Site Editing” 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” button block inside.

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

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PublishPress Capabilities Can Hide Metaboxes, and Any Editor Feature

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Back in June, we released “Editor Features” in the PublishPress Capabilities plugin. This allowed you to hide almost any feature on the post editing screen.

Why do I say “almost”? Because the first release of Editor Features could not hide metaboxes.

I'm happy to say that you can now use PublishPress Capabilities to hide metaboxes. This means that when users are writing a post, you can hide ANYTHING that you don't want them to see.

Why would you want to hide features from your users? Some people do this so that the post editing screen is cleaner and less confusing. Other people do this for security and to prevent users from changing some key settings.

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