Support » Plugin: Convert to Blocks » Plugin doesn’t work at all

  • Resolved thaikolja



    First off, thanks for the plugin, this is exactly what I was looking for — if it worked…

    I have close to 800 posts, all made in the times before Gutenberg, which I’d like to convert to blocks so I don’t have to do so manually whenever I open a post.

    Those posts are in a custom post type with 'show_in_rest' => true. However, and here comes the thing I don’t understand: When I activate your plugin, all posts of this custom post type are being switched back to the classic editor. I was expecting a button or something where I can batch-convert all posts into blocks, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

    In fact, I’ve not found a way to turn any classic posts into block-style posts.

    Do I use your plugin wrongly, perhaps? I’m using WP v5.6 since v5.6 > makes Gutenberg unusable due to JS errors.



    • This topic was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by thaikolja.
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  • Plugin Contributor dsawardekar


    @thaikolja By default the plugin doesn’t alter the default Gutenberg behavior for custom post types. The plugin provides a ‘post_type_supports_convert_to_blocks’ filter hook that you can use to extend support to your CPT.

    add_filter( 'post_type_supports_convert_to_blocks', function( $supports, $post_type ) {
      if ( $post_type === 'my-cpt' ) {
        return true;
      return $supports;
    }, 10, 2 );

    Can you try the above code and let us know if that helps? Thanks.

    Thread Starter thaikolja


    Thank you, @dsawardekar. Maybe make this a bit more obvious? I could imagine I’m not the only user looking for this function.

    Plugin Contributor dsawardekar


    Makes sense @thaikolja The filter hook was the first step. We’ll probably end up with a Settings Page to configure the list of post types that should be enabled.


    I have installed the plugin, however, I don’t get how to use it.

    I went into the edit mode of a single regular post and the Classic editor still appears there, even though, I pressed update.

    I have no idea how to bulk convert the posts neither how to do it one by one.

    Help would be appreciated.




    Wow, I just submitted a ticket for this. This is a bug, not an enhancement request. Your plugin should NOT disable default functionality

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