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Converting Shortcodes to Blocks in WordPress

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Shortcodes are a powerful way to add custom functionality to your WordPress site. However, unlike blocks, they do not offer a preview of their output in the editor. This guide will show you how to convert your shortcodes to blocks in WordPress.

This way, you will see how your content shall appear when using the blocks before you publish your page/posts.

In this guide, we learn the following;

  • Creating a block using an NPM Script: wordpress/create-block.
  • Using Composer and PSR-4 standards.
  • Creating a shortcode.
  • Converting a shortcode to a dynamic block.
  • Using the converted block.

By the end of the guide, you will be able to convert your shortcodes to blocks, giving you more flexibility and control over your WordPress site.

Full Tutorial: Convert Shortcodes to Blocks in WordPress

Who is this guide for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to convert shortcodes to blocks in WordPress. These may include;

  • WordPress developers.
  • WordPress designers.
  • WordPress users who want to learn more about block development.

With these tools, you will be in a position to learn how to convert shortcodes to blocks in WordPress.

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