Wicked Block Builder

Description

Create your own custom blocks with Wicked Block Builder! There’s no setup required and you can build blocks in as little as a few minutes.

Please note: Wicked Block Builder is currently in beta which means there may still be kinks. Please take care if installing the plugin on a production site and ensure that you have backups in place.

Features

🏗 Build Custom Blocks

Easily build custom blocks without any programming or a complicated build process. Simply drag-and-drop HTML elements and components to build your block in minutes.

Make Your Block Editable

Add components such as rich text text and images so you can edit your block’s content directly in the editor.

Customize Your Block’s Sidebar

Add text boxes, checkboxes, radio buttons, color palettes, and more to your block’s sidebar. Add panels or HTML elements to organize the sidebar.

Dynamic Blocks

Optionally make your blocks dynamic and use PHP to output your block. Easily access your block’s data via an argument containing your block’s attributes.

Flexible Front-end View

Save time and skip the step of creating a similar (but slightly different) view for the front-end of your block (i.e. the “save” function if you’re a developer).

Automatic Deprecations

Reduce invalid content warnings in the editor. Wicked Block Builder automatically creates a deprecated version of your block when you make changes so your blocks won’t break.

Style Editor

Add your block’s styles in a convenient CSS editor.

🚀 Get More With Wicked Block Builder Pro

Take your blocks to the next level with these additional features in Wicked Block Builder Pro. Learn more about Wicked Block Builder Pro.

Repeater

Add repeaters to your block. Add, sort, and delete any number of items in your block. Nest repeaters for even greater functionality.

Conditional Logic

Use conditions to do incredible things with your block. Conditionally add classes, inline styles, and HTML attributes. Even change the output of your block based on conditional logic.

PostSelect

Add a PostSelect component to your block to let people select one or more posts and sort them.

TermSelect

Add a TermSelect component to your block to let people choose one or more terms. Choose from different display types like checkboxes, radios, or dropdown.

Get Wicked Block Builder Pro.

Who is Wicked Block Builder for?

Wicked Block Builder is for anyone who wants to create blocks that can be used in the WordPress editor. This includes non-technical people (there’s no programming required) but also developers.

Non-technical people will appreciate the intuitive drag-and-drop interface. For developers, complete control over the block’s output, conditional logic (pro version only), automatic deprecations, dynamic blocks, and more make it a powerful must-have time-saving development tool.

Screenshots

  • Configure your block's settings
  • Add various attribute types to your block
  • Drag and drop HTML elements and components to build the editor view of your block
  • Add classes, styles, and HTML attributes to elements
  • Drag and drop HTML elements and components to build your block's sidebar
  • Add CSS to your block
  • Sample block created with Wicked Block Builder

Installation

  1. Upload ‘wicked-block-builder’ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen by searching for ‘Wicked Block Builder’.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. To add your first block, go to Wicked Block Builder > Add New

FAQ

Is there documentation?

Yes! You can view the documentation here.

Do I have to know HTML or CSS to use Wicked Block Builder?

There is no programming or HTML editing required but a basic understanding of HTML and CSS will go a long way. Blocks are created by dragging and dropping HTML elements to form the HTML structure of your block. So it does help to have a basic understanding of how HTML tags work and are nested. You don’t need to know CSS to create a block but you’ll be able to take your blocks farther and make them look better with a little bit of knowledge. The good news is that both are easy to learn! If you’re just getting started, check out HTML & CSS – The VERY Basics from css-tricks.com.

Why am I seeing “This block contains invalid or unexpected content” when my block is loaded in the editor?

This happens when the HTML of your block has unexpectedly changed. This can happen for a number of reasons including: you made changes to the structure of your block; the HTML of the block was changed after it was saved (for example, perhaps a filter ran that added an extra HTML attribute to one of your tags). You can read more about how to troubleshoot this issue in the documentation.

Is there a limit to the number of blocks I can create?

No, you can create as many blocks as you want.

Will my blocks keep working if I deactivate the plugin?

Not really. Your blocks will still appear on the front-end; however, if you used the styled editor in the block builder to add your block’s CSS, your blocks will not appear correctly. Also, you will see an error if you try to edit a page containing one of your blocks. If you just need to deactivate Wicked Block Builder temporarily though, your blocks will still be there when you reactivate the plugin.

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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

0.1.0 (November 12, 2021)

  • 🎉 Beta release 🎉