Block Directory plugin guidelines

As mentioned in this week’s metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. meeting, the draft guidelines for plugins submitted to the 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. Directory are available for discussion:

Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.

As a general update on the Block Directory status:

  • Blocks can be submitted to the directory using the regular plugin submission form. Make it clear that it’s a block in your description and/or correspondence with the 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 review team, and we’ll include it in the Block Directory.
  • The Block Directory has a small number of block plugins already available. We’d love to add more, so please submit your plugins or let us know about any existing plugins that meet the guidelines.
  • If you’re running 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. as a plugin, you can install block plugins directly from the editor by enabling the Block Directory experimental flag: