1. Robey

    Looking forward to playing with Block Lab!

    Also, I think you’re referring to Ahmad, not Ahmed. :)


  2. Richard Ginn

    I tried it out and it worked. NEEEEDDDDDSSS way more functionality for the plugin to be amazing.


  3. Nick

    There are 3 tools that I know of for those who are not good with JavaScript to still make Gutenberg blocks – this (Block Lab), Lazy Blocks, and ACF. For many reasons, having played with all 3, my personal preference is ACF.

    On a different, note, it seems (emphasis on “seems”!!!) that, WP 5.0 has just moved to the January date… so we get some more extra time to create our blocks, and prepare our themes and plugins better, provided they don’t change the code again, between now and January, even though we still have to get RC1 in the meantime…


  4. David McCan

    Interesting. Can you use this as a starting point for your own plugin?

    “Adding templates to a stand-alone plugin is the most effective way around this”



    • Rheinard Korf

      It is possible. The part that is responsible for adding the block functionality is actually independent from the UI. While developing that part I didn’t yet have a UI and fed it with a json file. This was important so that I didn’t block Luke on the UI.

      Poke around the code and have a look.


  5. Ahmad Awais

    Nice work, folks! More goodness for Gutenberg, more welcomed :) 🎉


  6. Knut Sparhell

    I like the simplicity of this.

    It’s possible to have a simpler preview for the editor than the actual front display. That’s important for long or very wide output.

    Template paths can be overridden to point to a custom plugin, to make them theme independent.

    Nice work!


  7. Stephen Vaughan

    Stuff like this is encouraging. Having the custom field like interface as a template on the backend, auto applied to new instances of a CPT, would be a good option for replacing workflows for data entry that we use now in the current editor.


  8. Benjamin Intal

    Cool idea! I’m interested in finding out why people would create their own blocks aside from the ability to reuse them.


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