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  • Hi there,

    You can get parent’s ID from child element and access the attributes via select hook.

    For example:

    import { select } from "@wordpress/data";
    const parentClientId = select( 'core/block-editor' ).getBlockHierarchyRootClientId( this.props.clientId );
    const parentAttributes = select('core/block-editor').getBlockAttributes( parentClientId );

    I hope this helps.

    Thread Starter Sascha Paukner


    Hi Murtaza,
    I need this done in PHP and not in JS.
    So basically inside the referenced function here:

     * Plugin Name: Gutenberg examples dynamic
    function gutenberg_examples_dynamic_render_callback( $block_attributes, $content ) {

    Hi Sascha,

    As you mentioned earlier no Javascript, but I think this is a lot easier to be done via Javascript. The correct dynamic solution would be creating a REST endpoint and calling it on save() using JS while passing child/parent attributes. Then inside your PHP register callback access the same REST endpoint and check the column width.

    Another method would be using WP_Block_Type_Registry.

    $block_type = WP_Block_Type_Registry::get_instance()->get_registered( $block['blockName'] );
    foreach ( $block_type->providesContext as $attribute_name ) {}

    Also, you could parse the blocks and get the attributes – Not sure if this works in your callback and I’ve not tested this yet but it would look something like this:

    global $post;
    $blocks = parse_blocks( $post->post_content );
    foreach( $blocks as $block ) {
    	// now you can access attributes via $block['attrs']

    I hope this helps.

    Thread Starter Sascha Paukner


    Ok, I will try some of your suggestions. Not sure I understand all of it 100%, but I will give it a shot. As I do not have any experience in creating REST endpoints, so I will leave this to last.

    To be quite honest I was hoping for something simple like this in PHP. That’s how simple it should be in my opinion:

    $parent_block = get_parent_block();
    $parent_blocks = get_parent_blocks();
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