Table of contents (Summary) Blocks: A comparison

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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:

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Advanced Gutenberg

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This one’s a bit confusing, as there is already another plugin called Advanced Gutenberg Blocks.

This plugin offers a balanced list of blocks, including some not too common, such as the “Advanced list” and the “Summary” blocks.

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Tab Blocks: a comparison

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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.

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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:

Ghost Kit – Gutenberg Blocks and Templates Collection

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This is one of may favourite block collections because it offers block management and extra display/spacing/animation settings.

Update: I have done a new review of this plugin, focusing on not just the blocks but on all the additional settings and extensions in functionality, please check it here.

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Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks – Kioken Blocks

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A block suite that includes claims certainly includes custom queries for post lists and which does extend Gutenberg in two interesting ways: custom inline color and fonts.

If you need to display Custom Post Types I also would recommend you take a look at Archive Mapping and Post Selector in general or Product Blocks in the case of WooCommerce products.

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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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