Genesis Custom Blocks provides WordPress developers with the tools they need to take control of the block-first reality of modern WordPress.
The WordPress block editor (AKA Gutenberg) opens up a whole new world for the way we build pages, posts, and websites with WordPress. Genesis Custom Blocks makes it easy to harness this and build custom blocks the way you want them to be built. Whether you want to implement a custom design, deliver unique functionality, or even remove your dependence on other plugins, Genesis Custom Blocks equips you with the tools you need to hit “Publish” sooner.
Take control of design – Implement beautiful, custom designs with fine-tuned front-end templating control.
Build unique functionality – Build blocks that function and behave exactly as you need.
Extend & Integrate – Easily extend your custom blocks to integrate with third-party apps and plugins.
A Familiar Experience
Work within the WordPress admin with an interface you already know.
Add from a growing list of available fields to your custom blocks.
Let the plugin do the heavy lifting so you can use familiar WordPress development practices to build block templates.
Developer Friendly Functions
Simple to use functions, ready to render and work with the data stored through your custom block fields.
Currently available block fields
- Text Field
- Image Field
- URL Field
- Toggle Field
- Textarea Field
- Select Field
- Range Rield
- Radio Field
- Number Field
- Multi-select Field
- Email Field
- Color Field
- Checkbox Field
Do more with Genesis Pro
For those wanting to level-up with Genesis Custom Blocks, a Genesis Pro subscription brings some serious power-user features:
Genesis Custom Blocks Pro Features
- Repeater Field
- Taxonomy Field
- Post Field
- User Field
- Rich Text Field
- Classic Text Field
- Block Level Import/Export
- 24/7 Support
Genesis Pro includes even more value for modern WordPress content creators, marketers, and developers. Learn more about Genesis Pro here.
Developer docs you can rely on.
Developer tools are only as good as their docs. That’s why we take them seriously. Here are a few links to get you started:
This plugin can be installed directly from your site.
1. Log in and navigate to Plugins → Add New.
2. Type “Genesis Custom Blocks” into the Search and hit Enter.
3. Locate the Genesis Custom Blocks plugin in the list of search results and click Install Now.
4. Once installed, click the Activate link.
It can also be installed manually.
1. Download the Genesis Custom Blocks plugin from WordPress.org.
2. Unzip the package and move to your plugins directory.
3. Log into WordPress and navigate to the Plugins screen.
4. Locate Genesis Custom Blocks in the list and click the Activate link.
Q: Do I need to work with the Genesis Framework or any of the other Genesis plugins/themes to use this plugin?
A: No. You can use this plugin completely independently. All you need is to have the block editor enabled on your WordPress site.
I use it to create custom blocks. Hope you continue the great work.
I use it to create custom widgets for articles.
I am very satisfied with it and I hope it will continue and it is to the point.
The new fields planned in development in very exciting.
I just find the Pro version too expensive !
Thank you very much for your work and continue I await the continuation 😉
I have been using blocklab (the father of Genesis Blocks) for a few months on three projects and now I think it would be impossible to go back again to the old WordPress way.
Everything is a block and you use the native WordPress Editor to manage the data and position.
I can easily reuse my code on every project and I have at least 30 different blocks that solves 80% of my needs for all my websites; the resting 20% is job I have to do to customize each website.
Everything is tidy now: Inside my blocks folder I have each block with it’s HTML file + CSS file + JS file.
I used the old Block Lab plugin which is now this plugin. The migration assistant worked flawlessly for my site. I use this plugin to enable a custom block for product, software, and book reviews. I’m really looking forward to the new features they plan to add. This is the best and easiest to use custom block creator I’ve used.
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“Genesis Custom Blocks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
1.0.0 – 2020-09-01
- Easily create custom blocks
- 13 fields to add
- Simple templating, with PHP files
1.0.1 – 2020-09-01
Fix an error if Block Lab 1.5.6 is also active
- Fixes an error with Block Lab 1.5.6, where it defines functions twice
- Error does not occur with latest Block Lab
1.0.2 – 2020-09-16
Fix a notice from the Textarea field
- Fixes a notice from the Textarea field having the wrong type. PR 33