Lazy Blocks – Gutenberg Blocks Constructor

Description

Lazy Blocks is a Gutenberg blocks visual constructor for WordPress users. You can create custom blocks as well as custom meta fields with output HTML. Add editor controls to your blocks using drag & drop visual constructor. Create post templates with predefined blocks (any post type).

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Features

  • Create custom blocks with output code
  • Create custom blocks for meta custom fields
  • Handlebars used for blocks output
  • Export / Import blocks
  • Show controls in block content / inspector
  • Controls available:

Screenshots

  • Blocks Constructor
  • Custom Blocks with Example Controls
  • Posts Templates

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

lazyblock-core/free
Free Content

Installation

Make sure you use WordPress 5.0.x. As alternative you need to install the Gutenberg plugin to use Lazy Blocks.

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of LazyBlocks, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type LazyBlocks and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our plugin you can view details about it such as the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our LazyBlocks plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

Reviews

July 19, 2020
This plugin shows us how it should have been done in WP core. It was a huge blow to many developers when WP changed to javascript based development in such a confusing and drastic way when it comes to Gutenberg Blocks. Many developers don't have time to learn advanced concepts in javascript or in some cases a completely new language just to build blocks. Now we have the ability to build custom Gutenberg Blocks in a way we know and understand. This plugin is a lifesaver for anyone who wants to have total control over their WP environment. I see huge things in the future for this plugin (assuming they do a good job at marketing this).
June 30, 2020
ease the pain in content development no more coding part for editors
June 26, 2020
It is exactly what I was after to separate the content values from the content format while using Gutenberg. After mucking around in custom blocks and trying other block builders I finally tried Lazy Blocks. The excellent documentation helped me figure out how it all works...and I LOVE IT! Now I can create simple forms for users and always get consistent formatting and future format tuning flexibility. I'm amazed this fantastic tool is free and has great docs. I will look for a way to send this developer a cup of coffee.
June 23, 2020
Awesome plugin! It saved me a ton of time! I was having a hard time creating complex blocks, but this was exactly what I was looking for. I really appreciate the ability to put the code in the theme/plugin and be able to version control. THANKS!
June 11, 2020
Without this plugin, Gutenberg itself is a miserable craft. The competitors of the plugin are also so-so, this is the most convenient. I wish the author vitality, because plugin users will only get better and tech support will soon be able to make a bed for themselves from user letters, ha-ha.
May 27, 2020
I wanted to create some custom block and was going through WordPress documentation and it was way too complex and then came across this plugin. It was the best tool I came across and gives endless usability
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Contributors & Developers

“Lazy Blocks – Gutenberg Blocks Constructor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

2.0.10

  • added JS files translation

2.0.9

  • added reset button to URL control

2.0.8

  • added help link to “Save in Meta” control option
  • added higher priority for registering post templates (possible fix for custom post types)
  • fixed custom fields support conflict with constructor interface

2.0.7

  • fixed JS build error

2.0.6

  • added support for required fields inside repeater
  • prevent possible bugs with adding custom blocks using PHP (register blocks inside init hook with priority = 20)
  • fixed repeater and Classic Control usage when all rows opened
  • fixed repeater control undefined value error
  • fixed custom categories registration conflict with 3rd-party plugins
  • fixed update control array data in Constructor (can’t clear)

2.0.5

  • added WordPress 5.4 compatibility
  • added 12 hours format for Time Picker automatically based on WordPress settings
  • removed the possibility to disable both date and time in Date Time Picker control
  • fixed inability to remove all controls from block

2.0.4

  • fixed possible PHP 7.4 error because of admin Tools export checks

2.0.3

  • fixed error when no icon specified to custom block

2.0.2

  • fixed Date Time Picker control displaying selected value
  • fixed Classic Editor control rendering bug when used in multiple blocks
  • fixed Allow Null value save in Select control
  • hide “duplicate” button from Inner Blocks control in constructor

2.0.1

  • fixed checkbox and toggle controls meta filter php error

2.0.0

  • added custom controls API https://lazyblocks.com/documentation/examples/create-custom-control/
  • added Export / Import JSON for blocks and templates https://lazyblocks.com/documentation/export-blocks/
  • added error messages to File, Image and Gallery controls
  • added Width option to controls
  • added alongside option to Checkbox and Toggle controls
  • added Example Block after plugin activation
  • added Classic Editor control https://lazyblocks.com/documentation/blocks-controls/classic-editor-wysiwyg/
  • added possibility to include plugin code in themes and 3rd-party plugins https://lazyblocks.com/documentation/examples/include-lazy-blocks-within-theme-or-plugin/
  • changed block icons to Material SVG https://material.io/resources/icons/
  • fixed change value in Rich Text and Code Editor
  • fixed errors when no specified block icon or title
  • fixed Rich Text control styles
  • fixed PHP errors when control type is not defined
  • fixed height of Select component
  • fixed file control Upload button error, when no allowed mime types selected
  • fixed possible PHP warnings when control meta used, but array item doesn’t exist
  • fixed URL control paddings
  • fixed constructor admin list mobile devices styles
  • fixed required notice position
  • removed Multiple option from Radio control
  • constructor
    • improved UI
    • added Duplicate and Delete buttons on controls
    • added icons to Controls
    • added control placeholder if label is not specified
    • added control no label if label is not specified
    • improved placement settings (changed select to buttons)
    • improved date time settings (changed select to buttons)
    • fixed select component style
    • fixed select component z-index
    • fixed document tabs margin
    • fixed overflow and dropdowns sidebar

1.8.2

  • fixes for WordPress 5.3
  • fixed placement control when enabled option hide_if_not_selected and set placement to inspector

1.8.0

1.7.0

  • added experimental Required option for top-level controls
  • added possibility to choose which blocks and template export on Tools page
  • changed Templates page to use React
  • changed Tools page to use React
  • fixed PHP error when className is not available in the block
  • fixed PHP warning when used multiple select options
  • minor changes

1.6.2

  • added File control
  • changed anchor attribute settings (fixed anchor save in the latest Gutenberg)
  • fixed select control value save (if no Multiple option set)
  • fixed InnerBlocks with option “Hide if block is not selected”
  • fixed boolean meta data of constructor save (convert to string)

1.6.1

  • fixed order of controls was not saved
  • fixed php error when no lazy blocks available
  • fixed selecting inner repeater controls
  • fixed control styles disappear while resorting
  • prevent control selection on drag handler click
  • prevent control selection on repeater toggle click

1.6.0

  • Improved Constructor UI
    • Block setting moved to the right side (Inspector)
    • Control setting opens in Inspector when you select it
  • added alpha channel option to Color Picker control
  • added ‘Save in Meta’ support for Repeater field
  • added possibility to hide block previews in editor
  • added possibility to use single code output for both Frontend and Editor
  • added Select Multiple option
  • fixed block preview loading when returned empty string
  • fixed Keywords, Align and Condition block settings save when empty

1.5.1

  • added block slug validation in constructor
  • added slug creation if don’t exist after block title added
  • fixed controls saving in new blocks
  • fixed icon picker button styles in constructor

1.5.0

  • changed Block Constructor page to Gutenberg
  • added option to hide controls if block is not selected
  • added Radio control
  • fixed duplicating of categories selector in blocks constructor
  • fixed block ID duplication
  • fixed block preview loading error
  • fixed block names some characters
  • fixed custom post types publishing
  • fixed error if custom post type removed, but the template for this post is still available

1.4.3

  • fixed controls save when updating Lazy Blocks post in WordPress 5.1

1.4.2

  • added lzb/handlebars/object action inside init
  • trim class attribute value on frontend output
  • fixed loading Templates admin page and select initialization when more then 1 template added
  • fixed Range control with Save in Meta option
  • fixed JS error on all admin pages
  • fixed Handlebars PHP 7.3 error

1.4.1

  • added action to add Handlebars custom helpers (info in documentation)
  • added filter to disable frontend block wrapper of the block (info in documentation)
  • improved columns in admin list of lazy blocks
  • extended list of symbols that need to be removed from the block slug
  • fixed PHP output for frontend if HTML output is empty
  • fixed losing Frontend & Editor output data when added output PHP filters

1.4.0

  • added support for blocks PHP preview rendering in Editor
  • added toggle button in Repeater control to toggle all rows
  • added block slug validation and automatic creation in constructor
  • added descriptions to additional block fields in constructor
  • added new attribute blockUniqueClass that will adds automatically on each Lazy block
  • added title on Image and Gallery attributes object
  • changed Editor rendering to AJAX also for Handlebars templates
  • changed output for lazy blocks – always added wrapper with block class

1.3.2

  • added unique blockUniqueClass attribute to each lazy block attributes and in editor wrapper

1.3.1

  • added unique blockId attribute to each lazy block
  • simplified enqueue in admin templates page
  • fixed do_shortcode wrong attributes output (reserved data and hash attributes)
  • fixed Range control saving value

1.3.0

  • added filter for output frontend PHP of blocks (read in documentation)
  • added Allow Null option to Select control
  • added Help option in controls
  • added Placeholder option in controls
  • added all existing categories in block categories selector
  • fixed gallery control editable images
  • fixed dropzone position in image and gallery controls
  • fixed custom category title changing to slug
  • fixed automatic fill of control name in constructor
  • fixed date control error in WP 5.0
  • minor changes

1.2.2

  • fixed templates loading in Gutenberg 4.5
  • fixed do_shortcode work with Image control value

1.2.1

  • fixed controls errors in Gutenberg 4.2.0 (Gallery, Image, Code Editor)

1.2.0

  • added Inner Blocks control
  • added support for custom frontend render function (use PHP instead of Handlebars) https://lazyblocks.com/documentation/blocks-code/php/
  • added possibility to resort Repeater rows
  • changed Repeater control styles
  • disabled autofocus in URL control
  • fixed URL input width
  • fixed Number control value save

1.1.1

  • added RichText control

1.1.0

  • added possibility to use all registered blocks in posts templates
  • added selector with search and block icons to easily find and add blocks to templates
  • added Free Content block to use in templates when template locked
  • added + button inside Repeater block
  • added Range control
  • added Color Picker control
  • added Date Time Picker control
  • added Documentation link in admin menu
  • improved URL control to search for available posts in blog

1.0.4

  • fixed catchable fatal error when use do_shortcode Handlebars helper

1.0.3

1.0.2

1.0.0

  • Initial Release