Support » Plugin: Getwid - Gutenberg Blocks » Five stars, but there’s a catch

  • I’d say some of the blocks are awesome, even unique. I do recommend that plugin just to get these blocks. And then some are less than impressive.

    The Section block is awesome, adds a lot of flexibility (not your usual “row-columns” pair : it is a real section block with features not seen anywhere else). The Media & Text slider is just fine, very flexible and easy to use – better in my opinion than the standalone, and rather clumsy, Gutenslider plugin. The Image Hot Spot block is truly unique, it is actually making image hot spots easy to implement for anyone. I would download that plugin only to have those 3 blocks. Highly recommended.

    I’d add the Banner block, very well designed, to make it a top four.

    The Price List block is also really good if you’re working on a restaurant website, for instant.

    The Advanced title Block is pretty cool, giving lots of flexibility for typographic design – I love to be able to use span and paragraph tags, beyond the usual H tags (which are indeed primarily used for html structure, not for design, so that’s a smart option. Most advanced title blocks on offer don’t do this).
    But hey, why no H1 tag ? Let’s assume it’s a bug not a feature, soon to be fixed.

    The Content timeline block is also pretty cool to have, just in case you might need a timeline.

    And then there are the half baked blocks:

    Accordion, Toggle, Tabs, Testimonials … : you get the absolute bare minimum. Half baked? Raw!
    Styling them requires you to add some custom CSS. That’s ok, but you expect more from such types of blocks.

    Icon box, Image box : Ouch, nice but buggy …
    (once you align the image/icon to the left or the right, there is no way to put it back on top). And no background setting options ? Very basic.

    Contact form block ? Why try to compete with the big boys ? It will never be used.

    I haven’t tested blocks such as Counter, Circular progress, Instagram, etc …

    I would guess MotoPress focused on their unique blocks – and they did a great job with these. Then they added as an afterthought what seems to be mantadory in a collection of blocks – blocks that are on offer in any package. Those are less than interesting.

    Food for thoughts for the developers : why don’t you focus on your truly unique and brilliant blocks and stop wasting time and energy on blocks already available – and better – everywhere ? The later are doing a disservice to your plugin, in my opinion.

    Five stars for the unique blocks in the package, though. And they deserve much more than just a few thousand downloads. Try them !

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  • Plugin Author MotoPress

    (@motopress)

    Hello Gilbert, thank you so much for your feedback! We will definitely take your ideas into account for the future Getwid plugin versions. Getwid was created in order for people to be able to develop their own themes, that`s why many blocks are simple, but self-contained.

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