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.

How to Use Nested Blocks in the Gutenberg Editor

Nested Blocks

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

Hide Metaboxes

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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Block Access Allows You to Control Blocks for User Roles

Block Access

“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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User Permissions for Crocoblock JetEngine

Crocoblock Jetengine

JetEngine is a very ambitious project that attempts to do almost everything for a WordPress website.

JetEngine is available from Crocoblock.com and supports both Gutenberg and Elementor. Their products span everything from Gutenberg blocks and themes to creating post types and options pages. This image below is taken from their website and gives you some idea of all the different features they provide:

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How to Show Code in Gutenberg Blocks

Code In Blocks

The Gutenberg editor 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.

InsideĀ the PublishPress Blocks plugin, theĀ Advanced List block is based on the default List block 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 Advanced List block 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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