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GutenSlider

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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.

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Secure Blocks for Gutenberg By Matt Watson

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Update: The plugin was removed from the repo 🙁

This plugin has been closed as of January 15, 2020 and is not available for download. This closure is permanent.

The only current way to achieve rol based visibility would be using Editors Kit‘s Role based visibility and Conditional Tags features.

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:

  • Login Block
  • Register Block
  • 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)


This is what the plugin looks like in action:

This is the public content

You will only see this, of course 🙂

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Pop Up Block by Block Party

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This plugins provides a single new block, which works as a container. It gets added along all other “Common Blocks”:

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Animating Gutenberg Blocks: Two Approaches

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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.

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Kona – Instagram Feed for Gutenberg

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A fairly straightforward and light-weight block to add an instagram feed. If need want extra options & settings please check other options, such as the block offered by Ghost Kit.

I quite like to, when you first insert it, the block provides a link right there to go get a IG token:

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Carousel Block

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This block works similarly to Ben’s Slider for Gutenberg but has more settings/options as it uses columns and horizontal scroll, making it a lot more detailed, flexible and intuitive to use:

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Meow Gallery (+ Gutenberg Gallery Block)

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A well thought out plugin that offers several layout options, including Masonry. It is practical and very well thought out, you can tell it was a photographer who built it. It is also important to note that this plugin works both as a Gutenberg block and with the classic “shortcode” gallery.

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Grids: Layout builder for WordPress

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Photonic Gallery & Lightbox for Flickr, SmugMug, Google Photos, Zenfolio and Instagram

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Block Gallery – Photo Gallery Gutenberg Blocks

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