Support » Plugin: Block Lab » Block that allows blocks inside – Nested?

  • Resolved sunhawk



    Back with another question, I saw 5 months ago a thread started that talked about nested blocks, has this been developed? I would like to create a block like the default Gutenberg block “Columns” where a user can add blocks within the main block.


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  • Plugin Author Luke Carbis


    Hi @sunhawk. No, we haven’t yet built that functionality. You can follow this discussion here:

    Thanks for the link @lukecarbis! Finally got a chance to read it through.

    Given that the last update on the discussion was in July, has anything changed since then, is it on your list of items to work on?

    I think it would be super useful to be able to nest blocks like that, not just for columns, but it could be used to control other layout elements such as wanting to have a section with a different background and also a block that evokes the sort of stuff we usually use shortcodes for, ie a specific arrangement of icon and label, or a self-contained little scripted animation.

    The existing WordPress Gutenberg columns uses their own wordpress-y named column classes and it would be very useful to be able to create my own column blocks that can be named to work with a bootstrap setup, etc.

    Plugin Author Luke Carbis


    @sunhawk It’s definitely on our radar, but doesn’t have the highest priority right now.

    Good and not good to hear. For me this is a highly needed core feature. If you need a use case: tab systems. Usually you don’t just put text in tab system but images and other stuff within a layout. There are plugin collections that offer tabs with freenestable content but for me the idea about block lab was to build own blocks and not be depended on various other bloated block collections.
    Until now I thought that its just too difficult to implement.

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