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December 8, 2020 at 3:31 pm #1572147Rylan Urban
I’m currently using the Black Studio TinyMCE Widget plugin, which ads a visual editor as a widget. However, I’d prefer to use a block/gutenberg. I was reading that this now should be possible here. I thought gutenberg was default on all WP sites now, and I don’t need the plugin? I’m just confused why I can’t create a widget using the new blocks which have now appeared on my site pages? Thanks!December 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm #1572238ElvinStaffCustomer Support
I thought gutenberg was default on all WP sites now, and I don’t need the plugin?
That’s right. Gutenberg editor is the default content editor now and its been this way a few months now(if not years). And no, you don’t need a plugin to use Gutenberg assuming you’re using the latest version of WordPress.
I’m just confused why I can’t create a widget using the new blocks which have now appeared on my site pages? Thanks!
I’m not exactly sure I understand what you mean by this. Can you explain a bit more?
If you mean to add known core widgets as content, Gutenberg editor has blocks for that.
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"Have you cleared your cache?"December 12, 2020 at 9:28 am #1577640Rylan UrbanDecember 12, 2020 at 5:44 pm #1578027DavidStaffCustomer Support
the Block Widget interface is part of the Gutenberg Plugin – it has yet to be enabled in WP core . I would not recommend using the Gutenberg plugin in a live site, although it adds future features like Block Widgets it also comes with bugs….
Instead you could use a Block Element to replace the Sidebar and build the entire sidebar in the Block Editor:
Combine this with the GenerateBlocks plugin and you can do almost anything you want:
In addition to this – this plugin allows you to add Widget Areas inside the Block editor:
This means you can create a sidebar using the Block editor and add areas inside it that can contain regular widgets added by the default widget interface in the dashboard/customizer.
As the Block Element also has Display Rules you can even create different sidebars for different pages / posts / archives etc.December 13, 2020 at 7:06 am #1578660Rylan Urban
Hi David – I think this is the part that was confusing me.
the Block Widget interface is part of the Gutenberg Plugin – it has yet to be enabled in WP core .
I disabled gutenberg for probably the first year, before transferring my page design over earlier this year. So I was mainly worried that I messed something up / disabled something when it comes to widgets.
During that transfer – I also added GenerateBlocks. Now I have a staging site set-up and am working on implementing flexbox.
Thanks for continuously making your theme and support better. I have a lighting fast site and I know you guys are to thank for that!
best,December 13, 2020 at 8:24 am #1578737
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