Caxton – Create Pro page layouts in Gutenberg


Caxton is a collection of awesome blocks that makes it easy for you to create beautiful WordPress pages

Don’t just take our word for it. This is what Matt Mullenweg said…

Matt Mullenweg – WordPress founder

The sites people are creating with it are just gorgeous. It’s going to open up a level of creativity and expression for an audience that’s literally never had it. It’s like people are going to get new notes on a keyboard they can play, or a new voice they can sing with…

We made a little video

Blocks included

  • Advanced layout block
  • Shape Dividers Block
  • Posts grid Block
  • Photo slider Block
  • Call To Action Block
  • Typography Block
  • Icons Block
  • Button Block


  • Add backgrounds to sections
  • Create nested rows
  • Create full width sections
  • Create parallax rows
  • Create beautiful transitions between Blocks
  • Awesome customisation controls for each Block
  • Advanced mobile controls

We’ve put together a live interactive site here where you can test Caxton for yourself.

See Matt Mullenweg feature Caxton Blocks at WordCamp US


  • Blocks menu
  • Block settings
  • Block preview
  • Wave block divider
  • Tilt block divider
  • Book block divider
  • Book block divider on column


This plugin provides 2 blocks.

Posts grid


Automatic installation is the easiest way to install Caxton.
From your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New. In the search field type Caxton and click Search Plugins. Find Caxton plugin and install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

For manual installation…
1. Upload the caxton folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress
3. Start using blocks!

**Requires Gutenberg until it is a part of WordPress core **


I don\’t see any blocks, just my default WordPress editor?

Make sure you have Gutenberg installed and are using Gutenberg editor (not the old editor).

Where can I log bugs?

You can log bugs on our Github repository

How can I contribute?

You can contribute by forking code at Github

When can I see more blocks?

With WordPress including Gutenberg in core in WP v5. We will be adding more and more blocks real soon 😉


June 6, 2019
I've tried many, maybe all, Gutenberg Blocks plugins, but I find this very useful and well done. Try it yourself. Very useful! Congratulations.
April 23, 2019
I appreciate the cutting-edgeness of this plugin. CSS grids? I almost couldn't believe my eyes. the balls! It's such a nice alternative for all the other "page builders" out there, trying to take care of each single medieval browser, while bloating like a flipping exploding red giant from all the patches and scripts and elements and they throw in there meanwhile absolutely positioning everything with nails and glue to ... sorry I'm rambling. Great plugin!
April 10, 2019
Very useful collection of blocks for Gutenberg. Technical support is fast and efficient!
March 20, 2019
I had no experience of wordpress before august 2018. I took over our homepage and read a little about Gutenberg. I felt that i should start with it instead of Visusal composer (which I had problems understanding), which we had. During the fall 2018 I had some problems to get the pages to work dynamic until I found Caxton. Caxton was what I was lacking in the new editor. I compared and tried another plugin, both were good.... During November-December 2018 before WP 5.0 including Gutenberg were released there were some problems, but I received excellent support from Jamie. I can really recommend Caxton and the support offered when needed. Claes
February 26, 2019
It took me a while to get used to Gutenberg. After having a proper 'go' with it, I now plan to build all of my sites using it. The same can be said for this Caxton plugin. I'm currently re-designing one of my websites using Caxton and Pootle's Eighteen Tags theme. It's early days but so far I really like it! Caxton gives you some great additional functionality and I really like the divider options. The Caxton videos are very handy in seeing what's capable with the plugin, so thanks for that. Keep up the good work 🙂
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Version 1.10.0
* 2019-07-03
* Fix – Gutenberg 5.9.0 compatibility
* Tweak – Updated Font awesome

Version 1.9.0
* 2019-06-06
* New – ‘Horizontal blocks beta’ block
* Tweak – Updated FS SDK
* Tweak – New block type

* 2019-02-27
* Tweak – Updated FS SDK

Version 1.8.2
* 2019-02-25
* Fix – Keep layout block grid responsive by default

Version 1.8.1
* 2019-02-11
* Fix – Fixing single column breaking layouts.

Version 1.8.0
* 2019-02-06
* Fix – MS Edge layout breaking.
* New – Responsive layouts for Caxton Layout block
* Tweak – Freemius SDK updated

* 2018-12-17
* Tweak – Adding compatibility files

Version 1.7.2
* 2018-12-17
* New – Improved full width preview in Admin
* Fix – Twenty Nineteen compatibility
* Fix – Full width blocks not working in a few themes
* Tweak – Shape divider block improved compatibility

Version 1.7.1
* 2018-11-28
* Tweak – Bring back admin page for Freemius

Version 1.7.0
* 2018-11-28
* New – Shape divider block
* Tweak – UI improvements

Version 1.6.2
* 2018-11-21
* Fix – Gutenberg v4.5 Compatibility

Version 1.6.1
* 2018-11-14
* Fix – Gutenberg v4.3 Compatibility

Version 1.6.0
* 2018-11-09
* Fix – Gutenberg v4 Compatibility
* Minor block tweaks

Version 1.5.0
* 2018-10-01
* New – Caxton Layout block – Beautiful masonry layouts for Gutenberg without writing any code
* New – Caxton Section block – Beautiful masonry layouts for WordPress without writing any code.

Version 1.0.0
* 2018-09-17
* Tweak – Uses of withAPIData removed
* Fixed – Hero block columns broken
* Dev – New apiCallback and apiUrl params for CaxtonBlock constructor
* Dev – Now using ES6 for JS scripting

Version 0.7.0
* 2018-06-04
* New – Field section supported
* New – Field template supported, %s in tpl replaced with value
* New – Icon picker field – Search and Pick any of the font awesome icons for Gutenberg
* New – Alignment toolbars support
* New – Super hero block – Full height hero, Full width hero, Full screen hero with custom gradients, gradient background
* New – Super text block – Fully customizable typography block, font, letter spacing, calligraphy
* New – Super button block – Fully customizable buttons, font, letter spacing, background and text color, calligraphy.
* New – Super icon block – Font awesome icons with customizable size, color, outline, shapes (circle/curved square/square)
* New – Improved editor support for Full width
* Tweak – Caxton posts grid responsive
* Fix – Bug which causes issues while editing multiple blocks

Version 0.5.0
* 2018-04-10
* New – Hero template
* New – 2 col hero template
* New – Social share icons
* Fix – Posts grid not working

* 02-02-2018
* Tweak – Query only public posts in posts endpoint, Thanks again Ov3rfly 🙂
* Tweak – Posts endpoint – Disallowed setting password, permissions and cache parameters

Version 0.1.1
* 01-02-2018
* Tweak – Securing posts endpoint Thanks Ov3rfly 🙂

Version 0.1.0