Block Navigation

Beschreibung

Block Navigation provides a sidebar with the current post/page’s blocks and some tools to facilitate the editing process in the new Gutenberg editor.
Inside the panel several utilities are included to enhance the UX, such as:

  • Dragging blocks to a different location
  • Moving blocks by click
  • Selecting blocks
  • Easily recognising the block from a small snippet of the block’s content

These functionalities are especially useful for nested blocks – blocks that are inside parent blocks which are difficult to select or move in the editor.
The plugin also provides some features for Plugin and Theme developers such as:

  • Click and Copy the block’s clientId
  • Click to console.log helpful data from the block

The Plugin also lets the user select a color scheme from multiple dark and light schemes.

GitHub repository

Usage

Inside the Post editor on the right side of the top Block’s Toolbar the plugin icon/button should appear (if not, please read the FAQ below).
Click the icon/button to open the plugin sidebar.

Credits

Images from the readme banner and screenshots belong to Charles Postiaux.

Screenshots

  • Main view, dark scheme.
  • Dragging a block to a different position.
  • Block menu.
  • List of available color schemes, light and dark.

Installation

Installation from the WordPress admin.

  1. Log in to the WordPress admin and navigate to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Type „Block Navigation“ in the Search field.
  3. In the results list Block Navigation plugin should appear, click Install Now button.
  4. Once it finished installing, click the Activate button.
  5. That’s it, now you can go to any post where Gutenberg is enabled and start using the plugin.

FAQ

I do not see the plugin icon in the post editor

Alternatively the Plugin can be opened from the Show More button (the 3 dots on the right side of the Editor Top Bar).
Click the More button and inside the menu list click on the plugin name „Block Navigation“.

Rezensionen

16. Oktober 2019
Really handy plugin when blocks get nested and they become a bit hard to select. Makes that task really simple.
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Mitwirkende & Entwickler

„Block Navigation“ ist Open-Source-Software. Folgende Menschen haben an diesem Plugin mitgewirkt:

Mitwirkende

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Änderungsprotokoll

1.2.0

  • Improved moving blocks UX (both by drag and by click).
  • Added the filter „blockNavigation.addBlockContentAttributePath“ for developers to include their own block type content.
  • Updated the UI.
  • Rebuilt code, migrated JavaScript to TypeScript.
  • Raised minimum WordPress version to 5.2 to make use of block-editor package.

1.1.2

  • Cleaned console log output and added „attributes-available“.
  • Fixed castaña scheme dark color.
  • Updated cover block and added media-text block.
  • Small typo and bug fixes.

1.1.1

  • Make use of Rich Text WordPress package.
  • Small typo and bug fixes.

1.1.0

  • Added Development Mode. Currently it adds two extra actions inside each Block’s menu: Copy the Block clientId to the Clipboard and Log to the browser’s console some helpful Block related data.
  • Clicking on an already selected block deselects it.

1.0.1

  • Fix bug with jQuery variable
  • Upgrade logo to SVG
  • Schemes naming fix

1.0.0

  • Initial release.