Block Enhancements


Enhance Gutenberg blocks with additional features such as icons, shadow, transform, transition, text alignment, hover style etc.
Users can choose which features will be supported on particular blocks via the settings page.

The following features have been ready to use:

  • Add icon to core/button, core/list, core/heading, core/read-more blocks
  • Add box-shadow builder to all blocks
  • Add text-shadow builder to all blocks
  • Add 2D transform (translate, rotate, skew, scale) builder to all blocks
  • Add hover state style builder to shadow, transform
  • Add responsive text alignment. It’s useful for ‘container’ blocks such as ‘core/group’, ‘core/columns’, ‘core/column’ and/or you want for example text-align center on mobile but text-align left on the desktop
  • Add transition feature to all blocks

☐ More features will be added soon.

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If this plugin is useful for you, please do a quick review and rate it on to help it spread to more people. I would very much appreciate it.

Please check out my other plugins if you’re interested:

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  • Breadcrumb Block – A simple breadcrumb trail block that supports JSON-LD structured data.
  • Better Youtube Embed Block – Embed Youtube videos without slowing down your site.

The plugin is developed using @wordpress/scripts.


  • Create a list with a custom bullet icon.

  • Create a button with a custom icon.

  • Create a heading with an icon.

  • Add box-shadow to a block.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/block-enhancements directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


What problem does this plugin solve?

It adds more features to make core/blocks fit in more real-world use cases.

When should we use this plugin?

When you need to use core blocks to fit in your design but they are not good enough for some designs.

Why needs this plugin?

It’s super easy to use and lightweight, you don’t need a block library just for a tiny feature like a button with an icon…

Who needs this plugin?

Anyone can use this plugin.

Why is the text of the heading, button, and list breaking when I add an icon to it?

It is probably you add an inline element such as bold, italic, highlight … in the text. To fix it, there is a toggle setting named: ‘Prevent text from breaking’ in the ‘With icon’ panel, just turn it on to make the text work properly.


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Change Log


Release Date – 20 January 2023

  • DEV – Add hover state style builder to shadows, transform
  • DEV – Add transition feature


Release Date – 06 November 2022

  • DEV – Clean up the default value for more cleaning markup


Release Date – 27 October 2022

  • DEV – Allow custom ColorGradientControl clearable
  • FIX – Add a fallback value for withIcon


Release Date – 12 October 2022

  • FIX – Only load CSS files when necessary


Release Date – 08 October 2022

  • DEV – Add the withIcon feature to the read more block
  • DEV – Refactor the icon library


Release Date – 18 September 2022

  • FIX – Compatibility issue with the Gutenberg plugin
  • DEV – Load localization


Release Date – 28 July 2022

  • FIX – Check whether having an icon or not to improve performance


Release Date – 27 July 2022

  • FIX – Edit text after wrapping it inside an element
  • DEV – Allow double click to insert icon with the withIcon feature
  • FIX – Convert inline style to style object
  • REFACTOR – Refactor the withIcon feature


Release Date – 20 Jun 2022

  • DEV – Allow uploading SVG icons for the withIcon feature


Release Date – 08 May 2022



Release Date – 08 May 2022

  • DEV – Add responsive text-alignment feature


Release Date – 02 May 2022

  • DEV – Add text-shadow feature


Release Date – 02 May 2022

  • FIX – Add a setting to prevent text from breaking when there is an inline tag in the text


Release Date – 30 April 2022

  • DEV – Use nanoid instead of useInstanceId
  • DEV – Update components’ style


Release Date – 27 April 2022

  • DEV – Add the transform feature


Release Date – 27 April 2022

  • DEV – Add settings page to select which blocks should be allowed to add features
  • FIX – Make page ‘dirty’ on page load


Release Date – 19 April 2022

  • DEV – Load styles for the iframe editor


Release Date – 16 April 2022

  • DEV – Add the ‘withShadow’ feature
  • DEV – Add shortcut keys to the icon library modal, focus on the search box when opening the modal


Release Date – 12 April 2022

  • DEV – Update icon pack


Release Date – 11 April 2022

  • DEV – Support ‘withIcon’ to core/heading block


Release Date – 09 April 2022