WordPress has recently gone through the biggest revolution ever. And you all might know the reason. Yes! that’s because of the all-new Gutenberg Editor. Which is being shipped with WordPress 5.0.
But are you ready for this change? To make sure this thing, the WordPress community is busy in developing advanced plugins. These plugins are there to enhance your experience with the new WordPress Block Editor – Gutenberg.
Gutenberg editor provides you with a bunch of blocks. Using them you can create simply all the basic elements you need for your site. But to get some advanced functionality, you need to rely on the third-party plugins. One of my favorite in this regard is an incredible free plugin – Stackable by Gambit Technologies, Inc.
Why? Let’s quickly find out the answer in this extensive review of Stackable. In which I am going to discuss the advanced blocks packed within Stackable. Also, I will talk about how these blocks supercharge the abilities of Gutenberg.
So let’s get started!
Stackable is a Gutenberg plugin to enhance your experience with the new WordPress Editor. It provides you with a bunch of essential blocks. Using these blocks you can easily start creating amazing content for your site. Even if you never wrote a single line of code ever!
Stackable blocks are not only rich in design and usability but they are also highly flexible. Which means you can use them literally for any page, on any theme! And on the top of that, you can customize the design as per your taste!
This amazing plugin is developed by Gambit Technologies Inc. Gambit is known for its experience in creating page building tools. Gambit team includes intelligent minds like Benjamin Intal — founder and lead developer of Stackable.
With all this said, you might want to see this incredible plugin in action! So let’s jump in.
⚙️ Setup & Configuration
Make sure you have Gutenberg editor activated before trying out this plugin!
You can get Stackable from the WordPress repo and upload it your Plugins. Or you can simply head over to your WordPress dashboard. Navigate to the Plugins > Add New and search for Stackable.
Stackable plugin having a colorful logo will appear. All you have to do now is install and activate it. And you are done!
Once you have activated this plugin, a new menu of Stackable will appear on your WordPress dashboard. On navigating to this menu, you will find a quick guide on getting started with Stackable.
🍡 Stackable Blocks
Let’s now explore the blocks which come with Stackable by creating a new post.
So head over to the Posts section and hit Add New button. And you will be taken to the default Gutenberg Editor’s interface.
But if you click on the Add Block icon and scroll through it. You will find a section for Stackable – Gutenberg blocks. It currently includes around 23 blocks. Using which you can improve your content creation experience within Gutenberg.
Let’s quickly go through them.
🎛 Accordion Block
The accordion block allows you to add an elegant accordion to your page on the go. You can add as much accordion as you want by simply clicking the Add Accordion icon located below.
Besides this, you can fully customize the look and feel of the accordion or any other block using the General Settings appearing on the right. Here’s the one I customized.
🧩 Header Block
Using header block you can easily create stylish and fully customizable headers. It also includes a call to action button. So you just have to provide the URL for it and it is good to go!
This block allows you to place blockquotes on your page in an elegant way. It’s fully customizable. It also gives you the power to put custom background images for your blockquote. So style it however you want it to be.
Using the posts block you can showcase posts of your sites. This block makes sure to arrange your posts in a very elegant manner. You can also change the view, select the order in which you want your posts to appear and further customize it accordingly.
🎷 Call to Action
If you want to engage your audience to your site then adding a call to action section is a great way. Considering that Stackable provides you a pre-built block for this. So all you need to do is opt this block and customize it as per your needs and it’s good to go!
Business cards are great to attract and build clients. How about adding your card to your online business site as well? This is what the card block within Stackable does. It provides you a pre-built card template.
You can customize it accordingly and put in your site. So clients can get instantly become familiar with you and your business.
🍭 Feature Grid
If you want to display the features of the services on your site in a well mannered and attractive way. Then this block is for you. It allows you to showcase and highlight the features to attract the audience to your site.
🔮 The list of these amazing blocks go on and each of them is worth discussion. But due to limited words won’t be able to cover them all here. However, some other blocks worth mentioning includes:
- 🖲 Button: Allows you to create elegant and attractive buttons on the go
- 🎰 Count Up: Displays a cool counter which you can customize for any of your events.
- 💈 Icon list: Allows you to create a stylized list having custom icons.
- 🖋 Testimonial: Showcase the testimonial from your clients using this block.
- 📹 Video Popup: Add video popup to attract your site visitors.
- 🖼 Image Box: The stackable image box is an enhancement of the Gutenberg’s default image box.
- 🥡 Container: If you want to add a separate section to your post to make it look different from the rest. Then this block does the same.
- 💬 Notification: Display special notifications on your site.
- ✂️ Divider: Divider allows to separate the elements of your post in an elegant way.
- 📃 Expand/Show More: Let’s you add a show more button to your content to make the site attractive.
- 🍭 Features: Allows you to display a product’s feature or service.
- 🔢 Number box: If you want to add steps about how to use your service, you can definitely take use this block.
- 👻 Much More: Probably you are going to find a block for everything you need to build an advanced and great looking post for your site!
Stackable offers you different plans including free, single, and unlimited. The free plan contains all the stackable blocks and basic and plain layouts. However, if you buy a single or unlimited plan, you will not only get all blocks but also all 50 premium layouts, 3 layout separator and much more.
📚 Documentation & Support
Although Stackable documentation is a work in progress, you should definitely take a look. It contains some starting out articles on Stackable. You can also find some useful blog here about how to create awesome webpages for your site.
Besides this, if you ever find yourself stuck while using this plugin. Then you can get help from the active support of Stackable.
🎯 Final Words
In my opinion, Stackable is probably one of the must-have plugins on your Gutenberg Editor to harness the functionalities of Gutenberg. It provides over 23 advanced and highly customizable blocks. These blocks are super easy to use and user-friendly.
It allows you to create beautiful pages with just a few simple steps. And you can do this all without having any coding knowledge. Also, it has both premium and free versions. You can always try out the free version to check out and upgrade to premium if needed. 💯
Another thing I love about Stackable is the fact that they are continuously updating. They started out with a free version and a few blocks. And right now they rock a user base with 10,000+ active installs and a 4.9 rating — another reason to try it out! 🎩
Which Gutenberg plugins do you use regularly? And what are your thoughts about Stackable? Let us know in the comments section below.
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