AploBlocks – Extra design features for the block editor


AploBlocks adds extra features to the core wordpress blocks. It is designed for block themes and helps you achieve incredible design features with very little effort. If you know how to use the block editor then you will know how to use AploBlocks.

Some of the features below give you an indication of just what you can achieve with absolutely no coding experience.

  • Entrance Animations: 16 (and growing) options for on-scroll animations with custom speed and delay settings
  • Filters: Change images to how you want them to look, options for blur, brightness, contrast, opacity, hue & saturation. Configure a filter to be added or removed on hover.
  • Shadow Filter: Customise the offset, blur & opacity of a blocks shadow. Options to add or remove on hover.
  • Transforms: Rotate, scale & move blocks. Transforms can also be added or remove on hover.
  • Masks: Choose from a list of polygon masks to shape the block how you want it and then customise to suit your needs. Apply shadow using the shadow filter.
  • Negative Margins Move a block up, down, left or right to position it over another block and set the z-index value to position it above or below the other block

Filters for a group block can be added as a backdrop filter if you want to apply the filter to the background. With a gallery block you can quickly apply filters to all images in the block or even make the filter apply to images that are not hovered over.

AploBlocks is designed to simply plug in to any standard block theme and enhance the core blocks. If you want to modify an existing block theme with the features above then you can get started in minutes!

Find more information here!


  • Block masking
  • Shadow filter
  • Masking & negative margins
  • Scale & rotate transforms
  • Card pullout on hover
  • Gallery with switch option


This plugin can be installed directly from your site.

From the dashboard go the plugins section and add a new plugin. Either search for the plugin or upload it if you have already downloaded it. Install & activate the plugin and you are good to go


February 15, 2023
I played with it for about 5 minutes, and I see nothing wrong with it. I use very similar things with my custom ACF Blocks, animations, etc... but as far as shadows, polygons, etc... I'm using fixed css classes. This will speed things up, and probably force me to remove my similar animations and CSS styles. Excellent work, and I'm almost certain you used clippy for the polygons, at least that's what I did ! The only thing I would request is to have a RESET EVERYTHING in the General Styles panel, it would make things so much better...
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Contributors & Developers

“AploBlocks – Extra design features for the block editor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



0.8.6 – 12 February 2022

  • Added version constant
  • Removed console logging

0.8.5 – 11 February 2022

  • Initial release