Block Navigation

Description

Block Navigation provides a sidebar with the current post/page’s blocks and some tools to facilitate the editing process in the new Gutenberg editor.
Inside the panel several utilities are included to enhance the UX, such as dragging blocks to a different location, moving them by click, selecting them, display a small snippet of the block’s content, etc.
These functionalities are especially useful for nested blocks – blocks that are inside parent blocks which are difficult to select or move in the editor.
The plugin also provides some features for Plugin and Theme developers such as: click and Copy the block’s clientId and click to console.log helpful block’s data.

Usage

Inside the Post editor on the right side of the top Block’s Toolbar the plugin icon/button should appear (if not, please read the FAQ below).
Click the icon/button to open the plugin sidebar.

Credits

Images from the readme banner and screenshots belong to Sander Wehkamp.

Screenshots

  • Main view, dark scheme.
  • Dragging a block to a different position.
  • Opened block menu.
  • Development Tool, console log block data.
  • List of available color schemes, light and dark.

Installation

Installation from the WordPress admin.

  1. Log in to the WordPress admin and navigate to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Type “Block Navigation” in the Search field.
  3. In the results list Block Navigation plugin should appear, click Install Now button.
  4. Once it finished installing, click the Activate button.
  5. That’s it, now you can go to any post where Gutenberg is enabled and start using the plugin.

FAQ

I do not see the plugin icon in the post editor

Alternatively the Plugin can be opened from the Show More button (the 3 dots on the right side of the Editor Top Bar).
Click the More button and inside the menu list click on the plugin name “Block Navigation”.

Contributors & Developers

“Block Navigation” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.1.2

  • Cleaned console log output and added “attributes-available”.
  • Fixed castaƱa scheme dark color.
  • Updated cover block and added media-text block.
  • Small typo and bug fixes.

1.1.1

  • Make use of Rich Text WordPress package.
  • Small typo and bug fixes.

1.1.0

  • Added Development Mode. Currently it adds two extra actions inside each Block’s menu: Copy the Block clientId to the Clipboard and Log to the browser’s console some helpful Block related data.
  • Clicking on an already selected block deselects it.

1.0.1

  • Fix bug with jQuery variable
  • Upgrade logo to SVG
  • Schemes naming fix

1.0.0

  • Initial release.