Support » Plugin: Gutenberg Block Editor Toolkit – EditorsKit » Feature request: css columns

  • Keirwatson

    (@keirwatson)


    I love that this plugin covers things that fall outside of most block developers horizons. I have a suggestion that might fall right inside your remit… css columns.

    Wait, hear me out! I use css columns a lot, and right now I have to do it using custom css, which means I cannot see the effect, live, in the editor.

    Css columns property is a special case (compared to many other layout options) which has been overlooked by block authors. It provides a fluid & responsive text-flow layout that cannot be achieved with any combination of current WP blocks. Yet, it is very unlikely that any block developer will make a css columns block as it needs to be a wrapper (like the group or cover blocks) which already exist.

    It it possible that this is something that might find its way into EditorsKit? Perhaps as a meta box that appears when relevant blocks are being used?

    I think it would be a compelling feature and one that is unlikely to appear anywhere else.

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  • Hey @keirwatson! Just a tip, Automattic has a quite good CSS grid plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/layout-grid/
    That’s what I’m using, although I made my own fork with from their git, to make some custom changes, I think the standalone plugin is already good, and covers one thing, but that’s very nicely: tadaaam! CSS grids! No bells and whistles, no other hundred useless blocks, only the columns editor. Nice and clean!

    Together with the Block Navigation: https://wordpress.org/plugins/block-navigation/, my other recommendation makes it super easy to build relatively complex, but easy to maintain layouts.

    Best!

    Upd. Ohh, if you’re looking for a more fancy grid builder plugin, there is another one, called Grids. https://wordpress.org/plugins/grids/ I like Automattic’s simple approach more, I do complex CSS grid layouts in Oxygen Builder, and export them as Gutenberg blocks, but maybe that’s what you’re looking for.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by marxcie. Reason: more tipps
    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by marxcie. Reason: typos
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