Hot Blocks plugin by HotThemes is a collection of several blocks for the block editor (Gutenberg). This plugin adds new blocks in the category Hot Blocks. Also, it adds custom styles to the core Latest Posts and Gallery blocks to transform the output into a carousel of posts and images.
Accordion block contains heading and placeholder for other blocks below the heading. User can reveal or hide the content below the heading by clicking on it. It’s useful for FAQ pages and for pages with a lot of content.
Contact block includes a simple contact form for your website with a configurable anti-spam question and answer.
Gallery core block customization that adds an option to display the images in the carousel mode.
Header block is useful if you want to add a header with background image and overlay color to your pages with a big heading (h1) and some intro text (it’s recommended to use page template that doesn’t display page title).
Latest Posts core block customization that adds an option to display the posts in the carousel mode.
Map block allows you to include a Google Map to your post or page simply by entering address or point of interest. It supports align-wide.
Parallax is a placeholder for other blocks. If you select a background image for the Hot Parallax block, it will use a parallax scrolling effect.
There are also some simpler blocks like button with custom dimensions and font size and background color block container.
This plugin provides 7 blocks.
- Hot Contact
- Hot Parallax
- Background Color
- Hot Header
- Hot Accordion
- Hot Button
- Hot Map
- Install plugin as usually from WordPress.org. You can also manually download it, unpack and upload
plugin_hot_blocksdirectory to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- You will see a new blocks category named as Hot Blocks in the pane with blocks.
- Add any of these blocks to your post/page by clicking on it.
- Some blocks have parameters in Block controls pane.
What to do with plugin after installation?
Create or edit a post or page. Click Add Block button, look for Hot Blocks category and add blocks by clicking on them.
There’s no align-wide option?
Make sure that your theme supports align-wide (older themes usually don’t support this).
How to make a carousel of the Latest Posts and Gallery core blocks?
Add a Latest Posts or Gallery block to your page. Under the Styles tab, select Hot Posts Carousel for Latest Posts block or Hot Carousel for Gallery block. The carousel output is rendered on the front-end only.
Contributors & Developers
“Hot Blocks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Added Contact block. Removed Wide Text block.
- Added carousel custom styles to the Latest Posts and Gallery blocks.
- Several bug-fixes and performance upgrades.
- The initial release