Nova Blocks by Pixelgrade


Nova Blocks is a collection of distinctive Gutenberg blocks, committed to making your site shine like a newborn star. It is taking a design-driven approach to help you made the right decisions and showcase your content in the best shape.


Clear and obvious, exciting and not afraid to take risks, distinctive, forward thinking.

  1. Obvious, not confusing
  2. Exciting, not dull
  3. Distinctive, not common


  1. Decisions not options
  2. Purpose-driven
  3. Distinctive
  4. Cross-themes oriented

Tested with the following WordPress themes:

Made with love by Pixelgrade


The proposed value of Open Source is that by freely sharing the code with the community, others can use, improve and contribute back to it.

It’s great if you’re willing to use your skills, knowledge, and experience to help further refine this project with your own improvements. We really appreciate it and you’re 💯 welcome to submit an issue or pull request on any topic.

How can you help?

  • Discovered an issue? Please report it here.
  • Fixed a bug? Send a pull request.
  • Need a feature? Propose it here.
  • Have you made something great? Share it with us.


You can translate Nova Blocks on


Unless otherwise specified, all the plugins files, scripts and images are licensed under GNU General Public License v2 or later.

The Nova Blocks plugin bundles the following third-party resources:


  • Hero of the Galaxy block options
  • Media Card Constellation block options
  • Slideshow Me the Way block options


This plugin provides 9 blocks.

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Nova Blocks by Pixelgrade
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Nova Blocks by Pixelgrade


Installing “Nova Blocks” can be done either by searching for “Nova Blocks” via the Plugins → Add New screen in your WordPress dashboard, or by using the following steps:

  1. Download the plugin via
  2. Upload the ZIP file through the Plugins → Add New → Upload screen in your WordPress dashboard.
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.


Can I use the Nova Blocks with my own theme?

Yes! The editor blocks in Nova Blocks are build to inherit your theme style as much as possible.

Is Nova Blocks free?

Yes! Nova Block’s core features are free to use.

Contributors & Developers

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




  • Quick fix for blocks crashing after some class name changes in the block editor in Gutenberg 7.5


  • New: Implemented Doppler scrolling effect for the hero block
  • New: Added video support for the Hero Block
  • Improved accessibility by taking into consideration the user’s prefers-reduced-motion setting and disabling parallax
  • Fixed style controls and display for Map Block
  • Fixed a few visual issues for the Food Menu, Headline and Media Card blocks


  • Fixed customized map style.
  • Quick fix to avoid “Undefined index” PHP notice.
  • Fixed Scroll and Position Indicators on the latest version of Gutenberg.


  • Added anchor links for creating a one-page site.
  • Allow themes to declare support for more complex blocks.
  • Fix for Hero block background logic and focal point missing.
  • Bug fix for Slideshow block.
  • Minor refactoring and cleanup.


  • Improved parallax performance on mobile devices.
  • Removed script dependencies and reduced bundle size.
  • Fixed Media Card display in the editor.


  • Quick, but very important fix for the latest version of the Gutenberg plugin (v6.6.0). This is a temporary fix until the situation in Gutenberg gets fixed.


  • Quick fix for parallax on Safari 13.


  • Minor fix for the Media Card block.


  • New block: Headline
  • New block: Map (Google Map)
  • New block: Food Menu
  • New block: Announcement Bar
  • Significant improvements to block controls and behavior.
  • Updated translation file.


  • Initial release