6 Useful Gutenberg Blocks & Plugins for New WordPress Editor

With the latest release of WordPress 5.0 there is now a new default editor for your posts called Gutenberg. This includes an expandable system of blocks that can add functionality to your content.

Blocks can include includes embedding videos, buttons, testimonials, and more advanced elements like restaurant menus.

In the future WordPress plans to use the Gutenberg for editing widgets and menus which will put even more functionality into Gutenberg.

To get you a jumpstart on using Gutenberg I have listed some of the most useful block libraries. A lot packs include similar blocks so it’s best to install one that meets most of your uses.

Here are some awesome Gutenberg blocks to get you started:

Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg

If you’re looking for a robust set of blocks for Gutenberg Ultimate Addons offers a huge selection of useful blocks.

Blocks included

  • Advanced Heading
  • Content Timeline
  • Icon List
  • Info Box
  • Multi Buttons
  • Post Layouts
  • Restaurant Menu
  • Social Share
  • Team
  • Testimonials

Download Ultimate Gutenberg Blocks

Atomic Blocks

The Atomic Blocks team has been working on Atomic Blocks for a while quickly becoming one of the most popular Gutenberg plugins.

With popular blocks such as testimonials and call to action blocks it’s a must have for any blog.

Blocks Included

  • Post Grid
  • Container
  • Testimonial
  • Inline Notice
  • Accordion
  • Share Icons
  • Call-To-Action
  • Customizable Button
  • Spacer & Divider
  • Author Profile
  • Drop Cap

Download Atomic Blocks

Ultimate Blocks

Whether you’re a blogger or a marketer Ultimate Blocks offers a large set of blocks tailored for both that will help you create better content with Gutenberg.

Blocks Included

  • Review (Schema Markup Enabled)
  • Table of Contents
  • Tabbed Content
  • Call to Action
  • Content Toggle (Accordion)
  • Feature Box
  • Notification Box
  • Number Box
  • Testimonial
  • Click to Tweet
  • Social Share
  • Countdown
  • Progress Bar
  • Star Rating
  • Button (Improved)
  • Divider

Download Ultimate Blocks

Easy Blocks

Easy Blocks offers some simple lightweight blocks that can be useful for just about any site.

Blocks Included

  • Testimonial Block
  • Alert Notification
  • Call To Action
  • Card Image and Text
  • Image Content
  • Heading & Sub Heading
  • Blockquotes
  • Testimonial Slider Block
  • Click to Tweet Block

Download Easy Blocks

Advanced Gutenberg Blocks

If you need WooCommerce specific blocks Advanced Gutenberg Blocks offers some unique options such as embedding products or add to cart buttons.

Blocks Included

  • Notice
  • Post
  • WooCommerce Product
  • WooCommerce Add to cart button
  • Banner Ad
  • Text + rectangle Ad
  • WordPress Plugin Card
  • Website Card preview
  • Testimonial
  • Google Map
  • Click to Tweet
  • Table of contents
  • Subhead

Download Advanced Gutenberg Blocks

Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg

If you use the Elementor page builder you most likely won’t need Gutenberg since it includes a lot of the same functionality. But if you want to use both this block lets you embed a template via a Gutenberg block.

This is perfect if you have a call to action you want to embed into multiple posts and edit in one place. As Gutenberg gets integrated into widgets and menus this could potentially be a powerful combination.

Download Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg

And of course if none of these fit your needs there are loads of other block collections.

If you’re a developer or have access to one you can learn to code your own Gutenberg blocks here.

Not a fan of Gutenberg? Enable the Classic Editor plugin to restore your site to the original WordPress editor.

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