Caxton – Create Pro page layouts in Gutenberg

Description

Caxton is a collection of awesome blocks that makes it easy for you to create beautiful WordPress pages

Don’t just take our word for it. This is what Matt Mullenweg said…

Matt Mullenweg – WordPress founder

The sites people are creating with it are just gorgeous. It’s going to open up a level of creativity and expression for an audience that’s literally never had it. It’s like people are going to get new notes on a keyboard they can play, or a new voice they can sing with…
Source wptavern.com

We made a little video

Blocks included

  • Advanced layout block
  • Shape Dividers Block
  • Posts grid Block
  • Photo slider Block
  • Call To Action Block
  • Typography Block
  • Icons Block
  • Button Block

Functionality

  • Add backgrounds to sections
  • Create nested rows
  • Create full width sections
  • Create parallax rows
  • Create beautiful transitions between Blocks
  • Awesome customisation controls for each Block
  • Advanced mobile controls

We’ve put together a live interactive site here where you can test Caxton for yourself.

See Matt Mullenweg feature Caxton Blocks at WordCamp US

Screenshots

  • Blocks menu
  • Block settings
  • Block preview
  • Wave block divider
  • Tilt block divider
  • Book block divider
  • Book block divider on column

Installation

Automatic installation is the easiest way to install Caxton.
From your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New. In the search field type Caxton and click Search Plugins. Find Caxton plugin and install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

For manual installation…
1. Upload the caxton folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress
3. Start using blocks!

**Requires Gutenberg until it is a part of WordPress core **

FAQ

I don\’t see any blocks, just my default WordPress editor?

Make sure you have Gutenberg installed and are using Gutenberg editor (not the old editor).

Where can I log bugs?

You can log bugs on our Github repository https://github.com/pootlepress/caxton/issues/

How can I contribute?

You can contribute by forking code at Github https://github.com/pootlepress/caxton/

When can I see more blocks?

With WordPress including Gutenberg in core in WP v5. We will be adding more and more blocks real soon 😉

Reviews

Mobile not responsive

I thought this was a great plugin - different layouts etc. I did quite a bit of work for a client, but when I looked at the mobile version of my site, I realised I would have to start over. I assumed it would just work.

Fantastic plugin!

Gutenberg takes a little bit of getting used to, but after some initial frustration I'm getting there. Then enter Caxton, and it changes everything! Pre-determined layouts are super-handy and enable you to instantly create a multi-column or multi-block nested layout with tons of options. Love the typography feature which adds Google Fonts to a block (although, some fonts display on the back end but not the front... something to look into, Jamie?) Caxton's button options are far superior to Gutenberg's very basic options (which don't even work - button colours are output in the back end but not the front, for some reason, but Caxton's options work brilliantly). The slideshow is mostly great (saves adding yet another plugin, although Pootle Slideshow is also good if you're using Pootle Pagebuilder) - but could do with some little tweaks to allow you to select your slide image's current dimensions for the width and height instead of Caxton's weird numbering system (currently slide images seem a bit too zoomed in or zoomed out - can't get them to display at exactly the proportions of the original slide image, but this is a very minor niggle). Overall - absolutely fantastic and very deserving of a 5* rating! 🙂

Doesn’t not support IE (even version 11)

It's hard to find the information, but this plugin doesn't support IE, even IE11. This is really bad, since WordPress is known to support at least IE11. It uses "grid-span" CSS property, very weird choice, and it uses inline CSS, so you can't override styles for IE or mobile.

Great plugin

Just used Post Grids for the home page on my site. Looks really nicer, easy to configure. Just drag and drop, a couple of clicks, and it's done. Will be using Layouts for my blog posts soon. This is a solid, well-designed plugin that I'll be using a lot.
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

Version 1.8.1
* 2019-02-11
* Fix – Fixing single column breaking layouts.

Version 1.8.0
* 2019-02-06
* Fix – MS Edge layout breaking.
* New – Responsive layouts for Caxton Layout block
* Tweak – Freemius SDK updated

Version 1.7.2.1
* 2018-12-17
* Tweak – Adding compatibility files

Version 1.7.2
* 2018-12-17
* New – Improved full width preview in Admin
* Fix – Twenty Nineteen compatibility
* Fix – Full width blocks not working in a few themes
* Tweak – Shape divider block improved compatibility

Version 1.7.1
* 2018-11-28
* Tweak – Bring back admin page for Freemius

Version 1.7.0
* 2018-11-28
* New – Shape divider block
* Tweak – UI improvements

Version 1.6.2
* 2018-11-21
* Fix – Gutenberg v4.5 Compatibility

Version 1.6.1
* 2018-11-14
* Fix – Gutenberg v4.3 Compatibility

Version 1.6.0
* 2018-11-09
* Fix – Gutenberg v4 Compatibility
* Minor block tweaks

Version 1.5.0
* 2018-10-01
* New – Caxton Layout block – Beautiful masonry layouts for Gutenberg without writing any code
* New – Caxton Section block – Beautiful masonry layouts for WordPress without writing any code.

Version 1.0.0
* 2018-09-17
* Tweak – Uses of withAPIData removed
* Fixed – Hero block columns broken
* Dev – New apiCallback and apiUrl params for CaxtonBlock constructor
* Dev – Now using ES6 for JS scripting

Version 0.7.0
* 2018-06-04
* New – Field section supported
* New – Field template supported, %s in tpl replaced with value
* New – Icon picker field – Search and Pick any of the font awesome icons for Gutenberg
* New – Alignment toolbars support
* New – Super hero block – Full height hero, Full width hero, Full screen hero with custom gradients, gradient background
* New – Super text block – Fully customizable typography block, font, letter spacing, calligraphy
* New – Super button block – Fully customizable buttons, font, letter spacing, background and text color, calligraphy.
* New – Super icon block – Font awesome icons with customizable size, color, outline, shapes (circle/curved square/square)
* New – Improved editor support for Full width
* Tweak – Caxton posts grid responsive
* Fix – Bug which causes issues while editing multiple blocks

Version 0.5.0
* 2018-04-10
* New – Hero template
* New – 2 col hero template
* New – Social share icons
* Fix – Posts grid not working

Version 0.1.2.1
* 02-02-2018
* Tweak – Query only public posts in posts endpoint, Thanks again Ov3rfly 🙂
* Tweak – Posts endpoint – Disallowed setting password, permissions and cache parameters

Version 0.1.1
* 01-02-2018
* Tweak – Securing posts endpoint Thanks Ov3rfly 🙂

Version 0.1.0
THIS IS BETA VERSION PLEASE BACKUP YOUR SITE BEFORE TESTING THIS PLUGIN