Caxton – Create Pro page layouts in Gutenberg


Caxton is a page layout plugin for Gutenberg. Caxton makes it easy to layout your pages in any grid configuration, and then add blocks within your layout. Caxton layouts support nesting of rows, row backgrounds, and is fully responsive.

Caxton also contains a growing library of blocks to enhance your layouts, including Posts Grid, Slider, Button, Hero, and Social Icons.
We’ve put together a live interactive site here where you can test Caxton for yourself.


  • Blocks menu
  • Block settings
  • Block preview


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 **


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

How can I contribute?

You can contribute by forking code at Github

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 😉


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.

Pootlepress is awesome

I use Pootlepress Storefront Pro, Page Builder Pro, and most recently added, Storefront Pro blocks and Caxton. I can’t imagine using anything else for my store. Support is always fast and invaluable. I highly recommend all of their plugins.

UX & design possiblities vs. Elementor

The bad : Although it’s not the fault of Caxton, the UX and the desgin possiblities in overall are still far below that of Elementor. Even with a plugin like Caxton, Gutenberg has a long way to go to compete with Elementor.

The good : I realy hope that these solutions will steer us away quickly from the fragmention in pagebuilders and all those bloated themes.

So therefore, for now : 2 stars.


Unbelievable. I have installed it and I am thrilled what is possible with it. I’m curious how other big PageBuilders will respond.

Great plugin

Using actually the “posts grid” which works and renders fine. Other blocks of this collection have still little issues, but following the advancement on GitHub shows me motivated and reactive developers, so it’s very promising.


I love this plugin! The simplicity to add post grids is just stunning.

Way to go Pootlepress!

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Contributors & Developers

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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 – The Layout block

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
* New – Alignment toolbars support
* New – Super hero block
* New – Super text block
* New – Super button block
* New – Super icon block
* 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

* 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