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A plugin to extend WordPress Gutenberg editor and allow for dynamic blocks to be built using custom queries.

Custom Query Block

Our first block, Custom Query Block allow for dynamic blocks to be built using custom queries.

The Custom Query Block comes with 3 basic templates which are stored in the plugin /templates directory.

You can override or create your own templates for the block to use by creating a /template-parts/blocks/ sub folder in your theme.
The plugin will scan active themes for this directory and pull in all PHP templates from this directory so you can select them
via the Custom Query Block inspector settings.

Templates can contain anything you like and you’ll have access to the $attributes array which has all the selection data for
that particular block, as well as the $post_query object for that block.


  • Developer Friendly
  • User Friendly
  • Custom Templates


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Custom Query


June 8, 2023
Even after 4 years (really?), I find this plugin useful in the absence of other blocks that display dynamic content. The only thing missing from this plugin is instructions, but I believe the author isn’t interested in maintaining them. Nonetheless, thank you for the plugin, which still works flawlessly on PHP8.
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  • Initial Release