Gutenberg Custom Fields


Gutenberg Custom Fields allows you to control the content of the Gutenberg edit screen by creating pre-filled templates.

Navigate to the “GCF” admin page, create a new template, select a post type and add fields as you wish.

The Gutenberg Editor will be pre-filled with the corresponding post type’s template.


  • Customize the title, the name of the post_meta key and the type of the field.
  • Several fields types available: Text, Textarea, Image, Number, Email and more to come.
  • Based on Gutenberg Native Extensibility APIs (blocks and templates).
  • Templates Lock level.
  • Create custom field types
  • Add a Free HTML Area

How can I contribute?

This plugin is being worked on in GitHub


Documentation can be found here. If you don’t find the answers you’re looking for, submit an issue.



I had no idea that Gutenberg could do custom fields until I saw your post and then I tried your plugin.
The plugin helps me to understand more about what Gutenberg is capable of.
Thanks for making it!

Very promising & exicting

This plugin is very promising and it’s very easy to use.
I hope that the equivalent of ACF Repeater field and ACF Relationship field are added soon.
Also, being able to save the CPT meta data in custom database tables is essential for metadata searching and reporting. It’s well documented that searching the wp_postmeta table is painfully slow.

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Contributors & Developers

“Gutenberg Custom Fields” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Update Gutenberg Deprecated APIs (2.9)


  • Add a repeater field (saved as JSON)
  • Simplify custom field API
  • Small UI tweaks
  • Fix i18n issues


  • Internationalize the plugin


  • Allow creating third-party GCF field types
  • Add a Free HTML content area field saved to post content.
  • Add a composer.json to allow using the repository from wpackagist.
  • Use WordPress packages and last Gutenberg components.


  • Add Date, DateTime and Time field types.
  • Disable the HTML mode for all the Custom Fields Blocks.


  • Fix Image Field Type per Gutenberg 2.1 update.
  • Adding a button to remove templates.


  • Tweak the UI and the Flow to create templates.


  • Fix script loading order.


  • Adding introduction to the GCF admin page.
  • Use Redux for state management, fixes refreshing issues.
  • Exclude hidden and attachment post types.
  • Support template locks.
  • Small UI polish.


  • First release of the plugin.