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Creating Custom Block Patterns For WordPress

Block Patterns

The WordPress block editor includes Block Patterns which allow designers and developers to copy a block group and build it into a Plugin, Theme or Child Theme then quickly add and re-configure it in a post.

Effectively copy and paste the entire group into an editor

Joseph Dickson

Call to Action Block

		register_block_pattern(
			'josephd-patterns/call-to-action-tiles',
			array(
				'title'       => __( 'Call to Action Tiles', 'textdomain' ),
				'categories'  => array( 'josephd-patterns' ), // use the category slug
				'description' => _x( 'A column row of images and buttons.', 'A column row using images and buttons', 'textdomain' ),
				'content'     => implode(
					'', array(
						'<!-- wp:columns -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-columns"><!-- wp:column -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-column"><!-- wp:group -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-group"><div class="wp-block-group__inner-container"><!-- wp:image  -->',
						'<figure class="wp-block-image"><img src="' . $dir  . '" alt="camera icon" /></figure>',
						'<!-- /wp:image -->',

						'<!-- wp:buttons -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-buttons"><!-- wp:button {"borderRadius":0,"width":100} -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-button has-custom-width wp-block-button__width-100"><a class="wp-block-button__link no-border-radius">Button Text</a></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:button --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:buttons --></div></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:group --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:column -->',

						'<!-- wp:column -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-column"><!-- wp:image -->',
						'<figure class="wp-block-image"><img src="' . $dir  . '" alt="camera icon" /></figure>',
						'<!-- /wp:image -->',

						'<!-- wp:buttons -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-buttons"><!-- wp:button {"borderRadius":0,"width":100} -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-button has-custom-width wp-block-button__width-100"><a class="wp-block-button__link no-border-radius">Button Text</a></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:button --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:buttons --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:column -->',

						'<!-- wp:column -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-column"><!-- wp:image -->',
						'<figure class="wp-block-image"><img src="' . $dir  . '" alt="camera icon" /></figure>',
						'<!-- /wp:image -->',

						'<!-- wp:buttons -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-buttons"><!-- wp:button {"borderRadius":0,"width":100} -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-button has-custom-width wp-block-button__width-100"><a class="wp-block-button__link no-border-radius">Button Text</a></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:button --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:buttons --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:column --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:columns -->',
					)
				),

			)
		);

YouTube Embed Block

register_block_pattern(
			'josephd-patterns/youtube-video-embed',
			array(
				'title'       => __( 'YouTube Video', 'textdomain' ),
				'categories'  => array( 'josephd-patterns' ), // use the category slug
				'description' => _x( 'A video and supporting text', 'A YouTube embed, text and, buttons', 'textdomain' ),
				'content'     => implode(
					'', array(					
						'<!-- wp:cover {"url":"' . $dir . '","dimRatio":50,"focalPoint":{"x":"0.50","y":"1.00"},"contentPosition":"center center","align":"full","className":"is-style-default"} -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-cover alignfull has-background-dim-50 has-background-dim is-style-default"><img class="wp-block-cover__image-background" alt="" src="' . $dir . '" style="object-position:50% 100%" data-object-fit="cover" data-object-position="50% 100%"/><div class="wp-block-cover__inner-container"><!-- wp:columns {"align":"full"} -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-columns alignfull"><!-- wp:column -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-column"><!-- wp:embed {"url":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL7DJay1xtA","type":"video","providerNameSlug":"youtube","responsive":true,"className":"wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"} -->',
						'<figure class="wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-block-embed-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper">',
						'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL7DJay1xtA',
						'</div></figure>',
						'<!-- /wp:embed --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:column -->',

						'<!-- wp:column -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-column"><!-- wp:heading -->',
						'<h2>Lorem Ipsum</h2>',
						'<!-- /wp:heading -->',

						'<!-- wp:paragraph -->',
						'<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras auctor id odio ut feugiat. In vitae metus libero. Curabitur nulla mi, ultrices ut maximus non, pellentesque non erat. Nam accumsan sapien sodales augue tempus iaculis. Etiam interdum vestibulum eleifend. Ut ornare dignissim lacus sit amet placerat. Mauris et diam pulvinar orci consectetur malesuada non nec libero. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.</p>',
						'<!-- /wp:paragraph -->',

						'<!-- wp:buttons {"contentJustification":"center"} -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-buttons is-content-justification-center"><!-- wp:button {"backgroundColor":"black","textColor":"white"} -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-white-color has-black-background-color has-text-color has-background">Call to Action</a></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:button -->',

						'<!-- wp:button {"textColor":"white","className":"is-style-outline"} -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-button is-style-outline"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-white-color has-text-color">Supporting Action</a></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:button --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:buttons --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:column --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:columns --></div></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:cover -->',
						
					)
				),

			)
		);

Image & Quote

register_block_pattern(
			'josephd-patterns/image-quote',
			array(
				'title'       => __( 'Image & Quote', 'textdomain' ),
				'categories'  => array( 'josephd-patterns' ), // use the category slug
				'description' => _x( 'An image and quote', 'A portrait alongside the quote', 'textdomain' ),
				'content'     => implode(
						'', array(					
						'<!-- wp:columns -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-columns"><!-- wp:column {"width":"33.33%"} -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-column" style="flex-basis:33.33%"><!-- wp:image {"large","linkDestination":"none"} -->',
						'<figure class="wp-block-image"><img src="' . $dir  . '" alt="camera icon" /></figure>',
						'<!-- /wp:image --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:column -->',

						'<!-- wp:column {"width":"66.66%"} -->',
						'<div class="wp-block-column" style="flex-basis:66.66%"><!-- wp:quote {"className":"is-style-large"} -->',
						'<blockquote class="wp-block-quote is-style-large"><p>Inspiring Quote"</p><cite>Citation </cite></blockquote>',
						'<!-- /wp:quote --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:column --></div>',
						'<!-- /wp:columns -->',
					)
				),

			)
		);

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