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README.md

Block Starter Kit

A boilerplate / starter kit for WordPress Editor (Gutenberg) blocks.

Currently very much Work In Progress

Purpose

This starter kit aims to give a 'keep only what you need' approach to block building that works for PHP only WordPress plugins, Block driven plugins, or a mixure of both.

The kit is full of useful code snippets and tutorials. Every folder will contain a README.md file that will contain an explanation and a usage example.

It also contains serveral 'starter blocks' with plenty of inline documentation.

Getting Started

  • Download the plugin into your 'plugins' folder.
  • cd into the folder
  • run composer install to install PHPCS
  • run npm install to install the project dependancies
  • run npm run build to compile the plugin assets

Find and Replace

You can find and replace the following strings to make the plugin fit for your organisation:

Author Name
Author of the plugin, eg: Matt Watson or Make Do.

author-name@author.uri Author email address of the plugin, eg: matt@makedo.net or hello@makedo.net.

author_wordpress_username
Comma seperated list of WordPress.org usernames to add them as contributors if/when the plugin is uploaded into the repository, eg: mwtsn, davegreen, mkdo.

https://author.uri
Author URL, eg: http://www.makedo.net.

company_name
Lowercase underscored short version of your company name, eg: mkdo.

COMPANY_NAME
Uppercase underscored short version of your company name, eg: MKDO.

https://donate.uri
Link to donate to the plugin (or remove this if not applicable).

Plugin Name
Plugin name, eg Block Starter Kit.

plugin_name
Lowercase underscored short version of your plugin name, eg: block_starter_kit or bsk.

plugin-name
Lowercase dashed short version of your plugin name, eg: block-starter-kit or bsk.

PLUGIN_NAME
Uppercase underscored short version of your plugin name, eg: BLOCK_STARTER_KIT or BSK.

Plugin Description.
Description of your plugin.

https://plugin.uri
Link to the location of the plugin. eg. https://github.com/mkdo/block-starter-kit.

Folder Structure

The following details the high level structure of the plugin, and detail the purpose of each folder and file.

Note that there will be README.md files in most folders, describing the purpose of the code within.

  • /assets — The assests folder.
    • /images — Images that are used within the blocks
    • /css — The compiled CSS for the plugin
    • /js — The compiled JavaScript for the plugin
    • /src — The folder that contains the uncompiled (non block specific) JavaScript and CSS for the plugin
      • /js — The uncompiled (non block specific) JavaScript for the plugin
      • /scss — The uncompiled (non block specific) CSS for the plugin
  • /blocks — WordPress Editor (Gutenberg) Blocks
    • /examples — Block based code examples with documentation
  • deploy - Tools to deploy to the WordPress.org plugin repository
    • /wp-org — Assets for the WordPress plugin repository (header, icon and screenshots go here), uploaded with deploy script
    • .deploy.sh — Script to deploy to WordPress plugin repository
  • /docs - Files and images that support the documentation
  • /php — Non block specific PHP plugin code
    • /examples — Non block based code examples with documentation
  • .babelrc — The configuration for the webpack babel plugin
  • .gitignore — Tells Git not to commit certain files
  • composer.json - Installs all PHPCS
  • index.phpStart Here - The 'Main' class, that loads all other classes, functions and assets.
  • LICENSE — The Open Source licence for the plugin
  • package.json — The npm dependancies for the project, and npm scripts.
  • README.md — This file!
  • readme.txt — Starter WordPress plugin repository readme file.
  • webpack.config.js — The webpack configruation for the project

Credits

Original webpack configuration (before modifications) from Zac Gordon's Gutenberg Course.

Original deploy script (before modifications) from Garry Jones.

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