Support » Plugin: Reusable Content & Text Blocks by Loomisoft » Migrating from Global Content Blocks

  • Hello,
    I’d like to migrate from Global Content Block that got discontinued.
    Does this Plugin offer the same functionality?
    How can I migrate between the two plugins without copying all my content manually?
    I have at least 100 blocks.

    Thank you

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  • Plugin Author Loomisoft

    (@loomisoft)

    Hi @balvan64

    Thanks for considering our plugin and thanks for your question.

    Although we haven’t used GCB here ourselves, my understanding is that in principle, it is. We have had other users who have switched to our plugin.

    However, as you know, GCB had security issues because of some aspects of functionality it offered. Our plugin is only designed to be used with text content and content generated by the page builders mentioned in the documentation.

    As regards the question of automating or speeding up the migration, I suspect it is doable but, not off-hand not knowing the exact process, I wouldn’t honestly be able to give you an accurate answer.

    I hope that I have been able to answer at least some of your question. If you have any issues, or indeed if you find a way of automating the migration, please let us know.

    Regards,

    Artem

    Thank you for your reply.

    GCB had security issues because of some aspects of functionality it offered

    Really? Can you provide information??

    Our plugin is only designed to be used with text content and content generated by the page builders

    I am not sure what you are telling me here.
    Your plugin does not cover GCB functionality?
    What functionality do you not offer?

    Plugin Author Loomisoft

    (@loomisoft)

    Hi @balvan64

    In case my earlier response came across in the wrong way, please allow me to clarify … we have a great deal of respect for the plugins and themes on the WordPress.org repository and their authors who work hard to offer functionality that enriches WordPress for its users. This includes the developers of GCB, which provides great value to users with 10,000+ active installs and a rating of 4.9+ stars. Kudos where it’s due and under no circumstances would we criticise great work.

    In fact, it’s very likely that if we had discovered GCB ourselves before, we may never have developed our plugin and we would have been using it instead. Why reinvent the wheel?

    Bear in mind that we have not used GCB here at all, nor have we studied or assessed the code in the plugin and we go ONLY by third party information and information on the GCB page (https://wordpress.org/plugins/global-content-blocks/).

    Regarding security, see https://www.securify.nl/advisory/SFY20160729/cross-site-request-forgery-in-global-content-blocks-wordpress-plugin.html and https://jetpack.com/features/security/library/global-content-blocks-plugin/

    Regarding functionality, the GCB info page refers to the ability to include blocks of PHP code and embedding those in pages … this is not offered by our plugin. As mentioned before, our plugin is only designed to be used with text content and content generated by the page builders (which in principle are text as opposed to PHP code).

    I hope that I have been of help.

    Regards,

    Artem

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  Loomisoft.
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