Alvaro is widely known for his skills at copy-pasting code, activity at which he has excelled since 1997. After ten years freelancing as a WordPress consultant and teacher Alvaro currently works as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. It is said that in another life he was a professional photographer. Bilbaíno and father of Julia & Clara.
One of the holy grails of blocks, as far as I am concern, is post loops. To me, this is the essence of dynamic blocks and over time I have used several tags to keep track of the blocks I review that include this feature in some capacity, most notably:
This is an interesting and more advanced alternative to the Carousel Slider Block I already reviewed here. If you want a simpler and more generic Carousel container I would go with the plugin I mentioned before. For more image-oriented carousels this block offers some interesting new features.
We know that adding inline styles are one of the most demanded features, but we also know it can be a double-edged sword and a gateway to all kinds of inline horrors.
I am going to review plugins which add inline styles to paragraph blocks, mostly color, backgrounds and general typography settings.
Most of these plugins are in fact Block collections which offer this added functionality as an extra, while three of them (Mighty Blocks, Advanced Rich Text Tools and Editors Kit) are standalone plugins, and do not include any blocks.
A very simple plugin to limit visibility of your content based on user roles, while offering an alternative area to add the content that will be shown to non logged-in users.
This block could be used to create a simple membership site, for instance.
We could also insert a reusable block in the “public” area with a call to action asking visitors to register, in order to gain access to that content.
This is what the plugin looks like in the backend:
The plugin has a setting to specify the exact user role that will have access to a given instance of the block:
The author of the plugin mentions some features coming down the road:
Password Reset Block
Restrict entire pages / posts, not just inline content
The plugin looks a little bit abandoned at the moment (no updates for the last 9 months) but I was able to confirm it works fine both with the WP core version of the editor (5.2) and with the beta/plugin version (6.6.0)