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Opened 23 months ago

Closed 23 months ago

Last modified 23 months ago

#46549 closed enhancement (invalid)

Block Installation Screen

Reported by: brothman01 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Editor Keywords:
Focuses: ui Cc:


I don't think installing new blocks is as intuitive as it should be. If the eventual goal of WordPress is to share blocks with other CMSes (as said by Matt at State of the Word) then the installation process should be more intuitive in order to make people want and feel comfortable with installing blocks they download. What I am suggesting is a new button on the dashboard (like Plugins) called 'Blocks' that allows the user to install, search for and activate/deactivate blocks for the gutenberg editor. I know it is already possible to install custom blocks, but that way is not very easy or intuitive, which makes it so that only some users can install blocks, leaving out the less experienced users.

I think this idea will allow more people to feel comfortable with WordPress, it will make WordPress more intuitive and it will help people feel more comfortable using the new editing interface. This feature would enhance Gutenberg.

Change History (3)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
23 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor

#2 @desrosj
23 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi @brothman01,

Welcome to Trac! There is an ongoing effort to change how blocks are managed on sites. I think that this feedback would be more valuable directed at the team working on this project. If you have not yet seen the detailed outline, you can check it out at the Make WordPress Meta blog: https://make.wordpress.org/meta/2019/03/08/the-block-directory-and-a-new-type-of-plugin/.

#3 @brothman01
23 months ago

Thanks! (I'm not new though, lol) You really think this is a meta topic?

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