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AJAX Posts Block

WordPress block editor plugin with AJAX posts block that queries and displays posts by type, category(s), post tag(s).


  • Default and wide (with columns) block alignment support
  • Set number of posts to display
  • Filter to specific public post type(s)
  • Filter to specific categories and post tags
  • Forward/back paging without page reload
  • Post featured image/thumbnail display
  • "Read time" (custom meta) can be set for a post in the editor's sidebar, which will be conditionally displayed in the byline for each post listed by the block


Reviewing this plugin, or want to submit a PR? Here's how to get set up after cloning/downloading the plugin into your WordPress install:

  1. Install composer dependencies: composer install
  2. Install WordPress coding standards library: composer run-script install-codestandards
  3. Refresh the composer autoloader: composer dump-autoload
  4. Install node packages: npm install (we use Node 14.x with NPM 6.x)
  5. If you're using VS Code, there's a settings.sample.json in .vscode for a head start on getting Intelephense and PHPCS/WPCS integrated with your editor
  6. Spin up build scripts for editor, front end, and dynamic asset dependency management (via @wordpress/scripts): npm start
  7. Check against WordPress project standards with composer run-script phpcs, npm run lint:css, and npm run lint:js
  8. Build production-ready, minified assets with npm run build


The setup here is somewhat dependent on your environment.

  1. Do "Contributing" steps above.
  2. Install Docker and Docker Compose.
  3. Make sure your Docker service is running. Some Debian Linux distributions may not have a typical init or systemd and need sudo service docker start. You may also need to allow your user to use docker.
  4. Run npm run env:start. If you don't already have WordPress testing dependencies installed, you may have to execute the bin/ script (ex: bash bin/
  5. Run composer run-script test for PHP unit and integration tests. Some tests may need their snapshots updated, depending on the changes that are made.
  6. Run npm run test:e2e for JavaScript end-to-end tests. If you get issues loading the puppeteer module, run npm cache clean --force, delete the node_modules folder, then run npm install (Trac #52843).
  7. Run npm run test:unit for JavaScript unit tests.


WordPress block that displays a user-defined number of posts by category and/or tag.






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