Comparisons Reviews Templates

Accordion Blocks: a comparison

Accordions are a simple way to compress a lot of content in a small space, not to dissimilar to tabs, which I already wrote a post on a while back.

Within the block sets I have reviewed there are several “Accordion” blocks, I will be comparing a few of them here today:

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Table of contents (Summary) Blocks: A comparison

When writing long posts, a table of contents is absolutely necessary. There are many plugins on the repo which will use the heading structure to create this summary dynamically, and add the to the posts automatically:

I would like to cover today several new blocks that offer a similar functionality to the two examples above but which work as blocks.

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Tab Blocks: a comparison

Historically tab blocks have been something relatively tricky to do, requiring fiddling around with shortcodes or, worse even, inserting them into theme templates (I have a dark past, I will admit that).

Fortunately there are many block collections which come with built in tab blocks and that will make it a lot simpler to manage your tabs.

Here are a few ordered from the most basic ones to those with more options/settings. I plan to add more blocks in the future as I review more block collections:

Comparisons Containers Extensions Single Blocks

Animating Gutenberg Blocks: Two Approaches

Adding a little motion to your content can work miracles by literally making it “pop-out”. As with other functionalities there are several plugins that will allow you to add CSS animations using shortcodes, but they can be a little clunky to use. Seeing this feature translated into Gutenberg blocks is really interesting.

I have found several plugins that help animate blocks, and noticed they use two main approaches: The Container and the Extra Settings Panel.

Comparisons Extensions

Comparison: 9 plugins to add inline styles to text blocks

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.