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.
Prerequisites and Local Environment Set Up
We discuss some of the prerequisites for undertaking our guide on converting shortcodes to blocks and local environment
Create WordPress Block with Script
In this guide, you will learn how to can create a WordPress block using the NPM wordpress/create-block command.
Using Composer and PSR-4
This guide shows you how to composer and PSR-4 standards to a WordPress plugin which can help make your project readable
Create a WordPress Shortcode
With this guide, you will learn how to create a WordPress Shortcode, create its a call back method and also register the
Convert Shortcode to Dynamic Block
This guide takes you through the process of converting a shortcode to a block and turning a static block into a dynamic
Use the Converted Block
After converting the shortcode to a block, we test the converted block together with the shortcode to ensure they have t
Multiple Blocks in One WordPress Plugin
This guide will show you how to create multiple blocks in one WordPress plugin.