Support » Plugin: Block Lab » Installation welcome screen

  • Resolved gotwickdotcom

    (@gotwickdotcom)


    “🖖 Welcome, traveller!
    Block Lab makes it super easy to build custom blocks for the WordPress editor.

    Want to see how it’s done? Here’s one I prepared earlier.

    P.S. We don’t like to nag. This message won’t be shown again.”

    That is the welcome screen text, copied and pasted. It doesn’t have anything to click on. Where is the one prepared earlier?

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  • Plugin Author Ryan Kienstra

    (@ryankienstra)

    Hi @gotwickdotcom,
    Thanks for bringing that up.

    In /wp-admin > Block Lab > All Blocks, there should be a notice, and a ‘starter’ block:

    https://cldup.com/b4lhS9GCC9.png

    Do you see those?

    No, the only thing I saw was what I posted.

    Thanks anyway, it’s not what I expected, so I have deleted the plugin.

    It makes me create a whole block and a template from scratch using coding for each thing I wanted to post.

    The template output doesn’t show up on front end.

    The template is not found in the block edit screen in wp-admin, even though I put it in the folder as per instructions in the very user-unfriendly “documentation”.

    If I weren’t a budding programmer, I would have no idea of how to use this plugin.

    You should include in your details page that you need programming skills to use it.
    This quote from the detail page is deceiving:
    “Simple Templating
    Let the plugin do the heavy lifting so you can use familiar WordPress development practices to build block templates.”
    I am very familiar with the wordpress backend, I have been using it since 2005, but I don’t see how it does any “heavy lifting”, you still need to know how to code, which defeats the purpose of using a plugin IMHO.

    This plugin is just clickbait for the pro version, I should have known.

    Plugin Author Ryan Kienstra

    (@ryankienstra)

    Hi @gotwickdotcom,
    Thanks for trying the plugin, and sorry it didn’t work out.

    It helps to have your feedback on it.

    This quote from the detail page is deceiving:
    “Simple Templating

    Right, it’s simple in the sense that you don’t need to use JavaScript to create the blocks. It still requires creating PHP templates for those blocks, using simple functions like block_field().

    The rest of that quote is:

    SIMPLE TEMPLATING
    Let the plugin do the heavy lifting so you can use familiar WordPress development practices to build block templates.

    Thanks a lot for your using the plugin, and for your feedback on it. Maybe there was a bug:

    The template output doesn’t show up on front end.

    I hope you find a solution for templating, and have a great rest of the week.

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