23 of the Best Plugins for Gutenberg Blocks in WordPress

Gutenberg Blocks

The Gutenberg editor changed the way WordPress works upon its release in the 5.0 update. Since then, plugin developers have created new Gutenberg blocks that can add even more customization to your content.

Now just to be clear, the built-in blocks are awesome. They make it extremely easy to add some of the most basic elements to a post or page in WordPress.

And before Gutenberg, many of the same elements would have required an additional plugin or code to add.

However, because WordPress is the way it is, there is so much more you can add to Gutenberg that isn’t available by default.

What Is A Gutenberg Block?

The Gutenberg editor is block-based and works very differently from the classic editor. Everything within the editor is a block. Each block has a function that it carries out.

For example, a paragraph block allows you to write a paragraph. A column block allows you to add columns. An image block allows you to place images.

As you can probably see, the names tell you almost everything you need to know about the default blocks.

Another feature is that you can also move the blocks around in your content without having to copy, paste or delete. So, if you think a paragraph is better suited at the top of your blog post, you can easily drag and drop it.

23 Gutenberg Blocks From Plugins

You may find the default blocks to be lacking some key features. Luckily, many plugins add their own unique block into the editor.

In some cases, these are completely unique from the built-in blocks. While in others, they are simply enhanced versions of the built-in tools.

1. Atomic Blocks

Atomic Blocks

Atomic Blocks adds 15 new Gutenberg blocks to WordPress and more are being added. The blocks include:

    • Section & Layout
    • Advanced Columns
    • Newsletter
    • Pricing
    • Post Grid
    • Container
    • Testimonial
    • Inline Notice
    • Accordion
    • Share Icons
    • Call-To-Action
    • Customizable Button
    • Spacer & Divider
    • Author Profile
    • Drop Cap

With such a staggering amount of additional blocks to work with, this plugin has something for everyone.

2. Google Maps Block

Google Maps

Google Maps is the most popular navigational tool in the world, and you better believe there is a Gutenberg block for it. This plugin is perhaps one of the easiest ways to add Google maps to your website.

The block allows you to enter an address or coordinates, zoom, and control the map height. It is ideal for physical store owners who want to help customers find their business.

3. WooCommerce Blocks

WooCommerce

As one of the most popular plugins on WordPress, it is only natural for additional WooCommerce blocks to become available. As you may imagine, all 15 of the blocks are intended for online shops and include:

    • Featured Product
    • Featured Category
    • Hand-Picked products
    • Best Selling Products
    • Top Rated Products
    • Newest Products
    • Products by Category
    • On Sale Products
    • Products by Tag
    • Products by Attribute
    • Reviews by Product
    • Product Categories List
    • Reviews by Category
    • All Reviews
    • Product Search

If you use WooCommerce to run an online shop, this plugin is a must-have.

4. TinyMCE Advanced

TinyMCE

The TinyMCE Advanced plugin has always added a host of additional editor tools even before Gutenberg. And of course, it continues to do this by adding more options to existing blocks while also adding its own.

If you are a fan of the classic editor, you will be excited to learn that this plugin adds the Classic Paragraph block to Gutenberg. This block will be identical to the classic editor, which includes the original toolbar and even better, it’s customizable.

5. WPForms Blocks

WPForms

WPForms is one of the most popular ways to add contact forms, surveys, polls, and more into WordPress. And the best part is that it’s easy to use at any skill level.

The WPForms block allows you to easily insert your contact form, survey, poll, or other creation into the post or page. It is ideal for any website that will need to add a contact form.

6. Envira Gallery Block

Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery is one of the best gallery plugins available on WordPress and as such, you can expect an equally awesome Gutenberg block.

The Envira Gallery block allows you to insert a previously made gallery into a post or page. The plugin excels at creating stunning galleries, and this block makes them a cinch to add.

7.  Gutenberg Slider Block

Gutenberg Slider

Sliders are extremely useful at displaying a lot of information into a small space. And on top of this, they are extremely stylish.

The Gutenberg Slider block is a great slider to add to WordPress. It comes with a host of customizable features like arrows, dots, spacing options, block alignment, and more.

8. Stackable

Stackable

The Stackable plugin adds a lot of blocks to the Gutenberg editor. In fact, it adds 23 blocks, which include:

    • Container
    • Separator
    • Posts
    • Feature Grid
    • Accordion
    • Image Box
    • Feature
    • Call to Action
    • Card
    • Header
    • Count Up
    • Video Popup
    • Testimonial
    • Team Members
    • Notification
    • Blockquote
    • Button
    • Expand / Show More
    • Divider
    • Spacer

This is a great addition to any website looking for more options in Gutenberg.

9. Yet Another Stars Rating

YASR

Yet Another Stars Rating is a plugin that allows you to easily add a star-based rating system anywhere in WordPress. This is extremely useful for products, contests, reviews, and more.

The YASR block is simple. It is just a block that is preloaded with the shortcode information. Once added, your visitors will have access to give a rating.

10. WP Call Button

WP Call Button

Making sure that customers can contact you is an essential part of business, especially with the popularity of smartphones. Luckily, it’s an extremely easy feature to add with the WP Call Button plugin.

The WP Call Button block adds a customizable button to your website that allows customers to call your store.

11. Lazy Blocks

Lazy Blocks

The Lazy Blocks plugin allows you to create your own custom Gutenberg block. And don’t worry, it is very easy to do thanks to a user-friendly interface.

The block editor utilizes a drag and drop layout which makes it simple to use. Although it is quite limited in what you can create, it is perfect if you want to add a simple feature to Gutenberg.

12. Ultimate Blocks

Ultimate Blocks

The Ultimate Blocks plugin offers a wide array of additional blocks you may find useful as a blogger or marketer. It adds a whopping 19 blocks to Gutenberg with the promise of more in the future. They include:

    • Content Filter
    • Review (Schema Markup Enabled)
    • Table of Contents
    • Tabbed Content
    • Call to Action
    • Content Toggle (Accordion)
    • Styled Box
    • Styled List
    • Expand
    • Testimonial
    • Click to Tweet
    • Social Share
    • Countdown
    • Progress Bar
    • Post Grid
    • Star Rating
    • Image Slider
    • Button (Improved)
    • Divider

This plugin can help you expand your block library easily.

13. Better Click to Tweet

Better Click to Tweet

Twitter is a powerful marketing tool, and the Better Click to Tweet plugin can help you provide tweetable content to your visitors. This can help you grow your Twitter account much faster.

The Better Click to Tweet block adds a small block that allows you to type a message that visitors will see. A button is also added for visitors to click, which will allow them to tweet the message you created.

14. Newsletter

Newsletter

The Newsletter plugin is a newsletter and marketing system created for WordPress. It is useful for blogs that intend to run a newsletter to keep visitors engaged in the content.

The Newsletter block adds a subscription form that you can place nearly anywhere.  It can help you grow your newsletter faster than normal and looks quite stylish.

15. Hustle Marketing

Hustle Marketing

The Hustle Marketing plugin is a one-stop-shop for all of your marketing needs including opt-ins, social sharing, popups, and more.

The Hustle Marketing block comes preloaded with opt-in shortcodes, which means you won’t have to manually enter them into your content.

16. Qubely

Qubely

Qubely adds a large number of additional Gutenberg blocks to WordPress. The list is very varied, which makes it a good addition to any website. The 26 blocks include:

    • Row
    • Button
    • Testimonial
    • Heading
    • Counter
    • Tabs
    • Accordion/Toggle
    • Advanced Text
    • Video Popup
    • Google Map
    • Progress Bar
    • Social Icons
    • Button Group
    • Button
    • Info Box
    • Advanced List
    • Contact Form
    • Icon List
    • Pricing
    • Team
    • Image
    • Timeline
    • Post Grid
    • Icon
    • Divider
    • Block Wrapper

It has a lot of useful blocks to add more customization to your content.

17. Embed Plus for YouTube

Embed Plus

Video content is becoming increasingly important, and YouTube is by far the most popular video platform available. The Embed Plus for YouTube plugin helps you add all of that video content easily to a WordPress website.

The Embed Plus for YouTube block allows you to add a video gallery, channel, playlist, and live stream. It is an all in one YouTube block that can help any website that has a lot of video content uploaded to the most popular social platform on the Internet.

18. Events Calendar

Events Calendar

The Events Calendar plugin allows you to easily add an event calendar to WordPress. You can do this two ways. The first being a shortcode, and the second is using a Gutenberg block.

You can pick a design, the number of events, the category (i.e party, meeting, etc.), time, and location. It’s a great way to keep your visitors apprised of things you have planned in the future.

For instance, an author can share what dates he or she will be at a specific location for book signings.

19. WP RSS Aggregator

WP RSS Aggregator

The WP RSS Aggregator plugin is great for managing your RSS and Atom feeds. And of course, it adds its very own Gutenberg block to WordPress.

The WP RSS Aggregator block provides an easy way to add a feed into any post or page in WordPress. If you use RSS feeds often, this plugin is for you.

20. Kadence Blocks

Kadence

The Kadence Blocks plugin adds a host of stylish blocks that can help you customize your website the way you want. It includes 12 additional Gutenberg blocks:

    • Row Layout
    • Advanced Gallery
    • Form
    • Advanced Heading
    • Advanced Button
    • Tabs
    • Accordion
    • Testimonials
    • Icon
    • Spacer / Divider
    • Info Box
    • Icon List

Most website owners may find these blocks quite useful when making new content.

21. CoBlocks

CoBlocks

CoBlocks is another bundle of blocks to add to your WordPress website. In it, you will find 26 blocks which include:

    • Accordion
    • Alert
    • Author Profile
    • Buttons
    • Carousel Gallery
    • Click to Tweet
    • Dynamic Separator
    • Features
    • Food & Drinks
    • Form
    • Gif
    • GitHub Gist
    • Hero
    • Highlight
    • Icon
    • Logos & Badges
    • Map
    • Masonry Gallery
    • Media Card
    • Pricing Table
    • Resizable Row/Columns
    • Services
    • Shape Divider
    • Social Profiles
    • Social Sharing
    • Stacked Gallery

There is something for everyone in this plugin.

22. Otter Blocks

Otter Blocks

The Otter blocks plugin is another in this long list of Gutenberg block plugins. In it, you will find 12 unique blocks, which include:

  • Section
  • Advanced Heading
  • Button Group
  • Service
  • Pricing
  • Testimonial
  • Google Maps
  • About Author
  • Post Grid
  • Font Awesome
  • Sharing Icons
  • Plugin Card

Becasue

23. Editor Blocks

Editor Blocks

The Editor Blocks plugin is the last on this list, but it’s just as good as any of the others here. It is another bundle of blocks for WordPress. It includes 11 new plugins, which include:

  • Wrapper Block
  • Hero Block
  • Pricing Table Block
  • Author Profile Block
  • Team Members Block
  • Testimonial Block
  • Callout Block
  • Brands Block
  • Features Block
  • Horizontal Feature Block
  • Verticle Feature Block

Because of the tools available, this is a great addition for those running an online business or eCommerce site.

Make Gutenberg Work For You

Just like everything else in WordPress, the Gutenberg editor is extremely customizable. As you can see from this staggering list, there are a lot of additional blocks you can add to WordPress to make your site stand out.

What do you think is the best Gutenberg block is? Which block would you like to see added next to the editor?

One Reply to “23 of the Best Plugins for Gutenberg Blocks in WordPress”

  1. Hi Robert,

    You have done a great job by listing all best Gutenberg blocks plugin in a single post.

    Loved it. And thank you so much for including ‘Ultimate Blocks’ on your list.

    Regards
    Istiak Rayhan

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