What is Genesis Custom Blocks?
Genesis Custom Blocks is a plugin that makes building custom blocks a whole lot easier. It’s available for free on WordPress.org.
For WordPress developers, the ability to create custom blocks is a vital capability. Being able to confidently embrace and build with modern WordPress unlocks new opportunities and untethers us from increasingly unsupported workflows. There are many fantastic block libraries available, including Genesis Blocks, but developers often need to implement a unique design, feature, or integration that off-the-shelf blocks can’t provide. A custom block is the only solution.
What are the features and benefits of Genesis Custom Blocks?
The plugin works by giving you an interface in the WordPress admin for adding and configuring your custom blocks. Alongside this, the plugin gives WordPress developers a PHP templating engine to build out their block templates. This templating engine is, as we call it, “front-end agnostic”, meaning that you’ll be able to work with whatever theme or frontend-framework you prefer.
Part of Genesis
The Genesis Custom Blocks plugin is part of the larger Genesis suite of products but can be used completely independently. As long as the WordPress site has the block editor enabled, WordPress developers can use the plugin to streamline and accelerate their custom block development.
Build even more with Genesis Pro
The free plugin on WordPress.org is packed with powerful features, but for the professional WordPress developer, whether a freelancer or part of a larger team, a Genesis Pro subscription will enable additional power-user style features for Genesis Custom Blocks. These features, such as the repeater field and block-level export/import, will unlock further efficiency and produce more dynamic blocks.
The WP Engine Advantage.
WP Engine is the proverbial engine behind Genesis Custom Blocks and the rest of the Genesis Platform. The collective engineering, product design, and community genius of all that work at WP Engine is behind the future value and success of Genesis Custom Blocks.
How do you get started with Genesis Custom Blocks?
About WP Engine.
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts are trusted by more than 120,000 customers across 150 countries to provide counsel and support, helping brands create world-class digital experiences. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in Brisbane, Australia; Limerick, Ireland; London, England; Omaha, Neb.; San Antonio, Texas and San Francisco, Calif.