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Wholesome Publishing


Wholesome Publishing brings some wholesome editing features to the WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg).

Features include:

  • Ability to add threaded comments to individual blocks.
  • Ability to mark a block as draft, so that it does not appear on the front end.
  • Granular email notifications, for posts you have authored, commented on or contributed to.


  • Screenshot of block comments
  • Screenshot of draft blocks
  • Adding a block comment
  • Adding a threaded reply to a block comment
  • Edit your own comments, blocks are highlighted when you select a comment
  • Creating a block and setting it to draft
  • Granular email notification settings


To install Wholesome Publishing:

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wholesome-publishing directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


Avatars are not showing next to my comments

  1. Ensure you have turned on Show Avatars from the WordPress dashboard Settings > Discussion panel.
  2. Ensure you have registered an Avatar for your email address at Gravatar.

I’ve altered my email settings, but I am still getting email notifications

  1. Edit your email settings via your profile
  2. Ensure you uncheck “Receive notifications for comments on posts you have contributed to”, as a comment counts as a contribution.


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Contributors & Developers

“Wholesome Publishing” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Initial Plugin.


  • Bug Fix: Fixes an issue that only let administrators add and view block comments.


  • Bug Fix: Fixes an issue that caused the draft block toggle panel to close when using the toggle.


  • Feature: Better comment highlighting when a block is selected.
  • Bug Fix: Issue with translations not being picked up.


  • Bug Fix: Issue with comments on innerBlocks now resolved.


  • Bug Fix: Sometimes comments not applied to third party blocks.


  • Feature: Email notifications if someone comments on your post or replies to your comment.
  • Bug Fix: Rendering React on front end.