Organic Widget Area Block

Description

The Widget Area Block allows for multiple custom Widget Areas to be created on any page or post using the Gutenberg block editor. As a result, traditional widgets can be used along side blocks within your content.

Blocks are great, but not all widgets will be converted to blocks. There are many useful widgets that cannot be used with the WordPress 5 block editor. This custom block is designed to remedy that problem.

Simply add the Widget Area Block anywhere within your content. Then, name your custom Widget Area. Then, click the Customizer View button to add widgets to that section within the WordPress Customizer.

This block work perfectly with the Organic Builder Widgets Pro builder plugin. So, widgets and blocks can be used side-by-side to create dynamic page content.

Getting Started

Follow the simple steps below to use the Widget Area Block:

  1. Within a Page or Post, select ‘Widget Area Block’ located within the ‘Widgets’ section.
  2. Add a unique name to your Widget Area.
  3. Click the ‘Update’ button.
  4. Click the ‘Customizer View’ button. The Customizer will launch, displaying your current page or post.
  5. Begin adding widgets to Widget Area within the Customizer.

Screenshots

  • The Widget Area Block added to the Gutenberg editor.
  • Selecting the Widget Area Block.

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

organic/widget-area
Widget Area

Installation

Note: This plugin relies on new WordPress features, so it requires WordPress version 5.0+ and PHP 5.3.29+

  1. Upload ‘organic-widget-area-block’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the Widget Area Block within any post or page content.

FAQ

Q: Why would I use the Organic Widget Area Block?

A: There are thousands of useful widgets for a variety of purposes such as displaying advertising, newsletters opt-in forms, or even building unique pages using Organic Builder Widgets Pro. The Widget Area Block allows you to display these traditional widgets within the content of the block editor. So, you can create more dynamic pages and posts.

Reviews

17 July 2020
This is an awesome plugin; it does one thing and does it super well. You can add a widget area that was created by the theme or create a new widget area and add it to a block. Once the widget area is added, you can click it open to add the widget and adjust the widget settings. Really easy to add any widget you like to a block!
25 June 2020
Great plugin that does exactly what it says. Easy to use and add widgets into your posts or pages through a Gutenberg block. Clean code.
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Contributors & Developers

“Organic Widget Area Block” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Change log

1.1.1

  • Changed __sleep() and __wakeup() functions to public

1.1

  • Allow for Widget Area Block to be nested inside other blocks
  • General block JS cleanup

1.0

  • Initial plugin release