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README.md

Gutenberg Object Plugin

The purpose of this plugin is to save Gutenberg (New WordPress Editor) data as an array in the database which is accessible via the REST API.

Installation

  • Clone
  • Run composer install
  • Run npm install
  • npm run dev / npm run build
  • Activate plugin.

WHY

While the new UI for the WordPress Editor is amazing, the data as it is stored lends a lot ot be desired with HTML comments as a basis for data

WHERE

Data will be saved in a new database table [prefix]_gutes_arrays

REST API

I have included a filter to adda editor_block to the normal post content response.

API ENDPOINTS

Includes 1 new route:

  • wp-json/gutes-db/v1/[post-id] - Supports GET & POST
  • wp-json/gutes-db/v1/[post-id]/revisions - Supports GET only

GET

GET: wp-json/gutes-db/v1/[post-id] Returns

  • is_gutes: Is the post created with Gutenberg
  • post_id: Post ID
  • data: Gutenberg Data
  • _embedded['post']: optional with _embed - response from WP REST API for post

SAVE

POST: wp-json/gutes-db/v1/[post-id]

  • id - required - post ID
  • gutes_data - required - Data array

Hooks

To send the data to the API to save we must first transform data. Using wp.hooks You can tie into this process by adding a filter

  • namespace - 'gutes_array'
  • filter name - clean_data_[hyphenated-block-name]
  • data - data sent and returned is an array of the attributes

EXAMPLE
wp.hooks.addFilter( 'clean_data_core-paragraph', 'gutes-array', callback );

Adding editor_blocks to other CPT Responses

V 1.1.0+
Do you have another CPT (post type) that you are using Gutenberg with? Great! all you have to do is define GUTENBERG_OBJECT_PLUGIN_CPTS before rest_api_init with a comma separated list of CPTs.

add_action( 'init', 'my_custom_cpts', 10 );
function my_custom_cpts() {
    if ( ! defined( 'GUTENBERG_OBJECT_PLUGIN_CPTS' ) ) {
        define( 'GUTENBERG_OBJECT_PLUGIN_CPTS', 'product,page,other_cpt' );    
    }
}

Once GUTENBERG_OBJECT_PLUGIN_CPTS is defined as a comma separated list the editor_block data will apaper in that CPT's API response

Helper Functions

  • <?php get_editor_blocks( $post_id ); ?> - returns array of block data

Releases / Built Packages

I will try to create packaged releases if you are not comforatble with using composer, webpack, or npm and just want to try this plugin on your site.

Head over to the Releases to download a packaged zip that is ready to use.

Third Party Block Support

If you have a plugin that adds blocks, just create an issue with a link to the plugin and I'll try to add in support!