If you’re using the new WordPress block editor (Gutenberg), one of the great things is that you aren’t limited to the default editor experience – you can also add new blocks to give you more control over your designs.
In our Getwid review, I’ll be taking a look at a free plugin from MotoPress that helps you do just that.
Specifically, Getwid adds 40+ new blocks and 35+ pre-made templates to the native WordPress block editor.
You can combine all of these new offerings with the default WordPress blocks to create some unique designs.
In this post, I’ll share more about the new blocks that you get access to and show you how it works with some of the most popular blocks.
Getwid Review: The New Blocks and Templates
As I mentioned above, Getwid includes two things:
- 40+ blocks that you can use in your designs
- 35+ insertable templates built with blocks that you can customize to meet your needs
You can view a full list and description of all the new blocks here. The WordPress.org listing also has a description of each block.
Some of the most notable blocks that I’ll feature are:
- Section – build custom page layout sections that include other blocks. Think of these as the sections in a WordPress page builder plugin.
- Image hotspot – add hotspots to images that show a tooltip when visitors click or hover on them. This is one of the most unique blocks that you get access to. Very cool!
- Banner – create clickable banners that contain a background image and text.
- Sliders – use multiple slider blocks to create sliders from different types of content, including your most recent posts.
- Content timeline – display custom content on an eye-catching timeline.
You’ll also get plenty of other blocks for things like:
- Team members
- Pricing tables
- Icon boxes
- Button groups
- Tabs and toggles
- Progress bars and counters
- Post lists
Then, you can also easily insert one of the 35+ section templates, which you can customize just as if you’d designed them yourself.
Many of these templates include the new blocks, especially the Section block.
Getwid is currently 100% free and available at WordPress.org.
I’d imagine there will be a premium version at some point in the future – but everything that you read in this post is 100% free.
Hands-On With Getwid
Once you install and activate the free Getwid plugin, there’s nothing to configure – you can jump right into the block editor and start creating content.
There are two spots where Getwid shows up in the block editor.
First, you can access all of the new Getwid blocks
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on WP Mayor.