This week, a major portion of the work to update the Gutenberg Examples repository was completed. The repository block 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. examples, while accurate, were out of date and didn’t reflect the most current approach to block registration.
These examples can be used in many ways. You can read through them to learn how to create blocks, check out the repository and modify them to see how they work, or use them as a starting point for your own blocks.
All example blocks now use block metadata files and leverage the most recent version of the Block API. Updates were also made to the developer experience to introduce ESlint and Prettier configurations that can be used by IDEs, and to leverage the most recent version of the
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While the existing examples cover a lot of topics and use cases, it would be great to expand the list and help more folks do more with blocks. In particular, examples covering more advanced block related topics or topics that are not strictly related to creating blocks but still part of the Gutenberg 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ developer toolkit, such as SlotFill, are very much needed.
If you’re looking for a way to contribute and grow community knowledge, please consider opening an issue or pull request with your example suggestion.
Special thanks to @mkaz and @gziolo for their help with code review and to @annezazu, @mkaz, @chanthaboune, @sparklingrobots, and @audrasjb for reviewing this post