Core Editor Improvement: Easier than ever to find the blocks you need

There’s something magical about finding the exact blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. you want exactly when you need it. When the Block Directory came to WordPress in 5.5, the aim was to allow a seamless way to add individual block plugins so you can create what you want when you want without ever leaving the editor. In GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc.’s 10.2 release, to build on that foundation, you will now still get results from the Block Directory even if you have a block already available that might do the trick. This helps surface even more options so you can find the perfect fit. Inspired by having more time to read books, check out the example below to see how the experience has changed!


Image of the Block Inserter showing someone searching for the term book with one result showing up and none from the Block Directory.


Image of the Block Inserter showing someone searching for the term book with multiple results showing up including a new heading titled "Available to Install".

If you find yourself searching and still unable to find the block you’re looking for, consider creating and submitting your very own block pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to the directory to be found and used by anyone using WordPress 5.5+! Be sure to check out the guidelines and the block tutorial to get started.

If you’re a block plugin pro, join in on efforts to improve the Block Creation documentation to make it easier for everyone to contribute to the Block Directory.

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