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iSoftware Blocks

Description

Blocks lets you create your own reusable blocks of content where you can use shortcodes to insert code snippets, HTML including forms, iframes, etc and control formatting.

You can insert Blocks into pages, posts, widgets or directly into php content.

It is ideal for inserting reusable objects into your content that you can use side by side or as an alternative to standard posts.

It is fully compatible with WPML for content translation and WP Views for content filtering.

Configurable Features:

  • The “Output Mode” setting to control whether block content is rendered adding paragraphs and line breaks (wpautop) or not.
  • The “Sort Order” setting to control sort ordering when quering for a list of blocks.
  • The “Block Widget” that allows you put a block in any widget area on your site.
  • The “Multilingual Block Widget” that extends the normal “Block Widget” to work in a multilingual context with WPML (requires WPML plugin and Block Type Translation enabled).
  • The “isw-block” shortcode enables a block to be embedded in any post on your site.

Screenshots

  • The Settings Page
  • The Block Management Page
  • The Block Edit Page
  • The Widgets Page

Installation

  1. Download the isw-blocks.zip file to your local machine.
  2. Either use the automatic plugin installer (Plugins – Add New) or Unzip the file and upload the isw-blocks folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu
  4. Visit the Blocks settings page ( Blocks -> Settings ) to configure features and options.
  5. Visit the Blocks page ( Blocks ) to add or edit Content Blocks.
  6. Insert the Block into pages or posts by inserting the shortcode [isw-block id=xx] where xx is the ID number of the Block.
  7. Insert the Block into widget areas by inserting the Block Widget (or Multilingual Block Widget if WPML is installed and configured to translate blocks)

Reviews

Great plugin

I can’t imagine a new WordPress website without this plugin being one of the first ones to install. I highly recommend it.

Nice, clean plugin – one request though

I love simple, cleanly-code plugins like this. One feature I would love to see added though is a quicktag button for tinyMCE for inserting the shortcode. Would make the plugin much more feasible for my clients to use (they aren’t going to remember how to manually type out the shortcode with the correct ID).

Thanks!

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Contributors & Developers

“iSoftware Blocks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.2.1

  • Fix activation error due to localization

1.2.0

  • Added localization support
  • Added Greek translation

1.1.1

  • Compatible with WordPress 3.9
  • Minor fix in filter block content to execute only in loop

1.1.0

  • Compatible with WordPress 3.8
  • Introduced web fonts instead of images
  • Minor fix to css for on/off switches

1.0.0

  • Initial Release