Magazine Blocks – Blog Designer, Magazine & Newspaper Website Builder, Page Builder with Posts Blocks, Post Grid

Description

Magazine Blocks

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Magazine Blocks is a powerful Gutenberg page builder plugin that is focused entirely on creating websites for magazines, news portals, and blogs.

Craft visually stunning and highly detailed websites with a variety of post layouts, including grids, banners, post lists, and tabbed posts. You can also display posts as per categories using blocks like Category List and Featured Categories.

Additionally, several blocks designed specifically for magazines and news are also accessible, including Date & Weather, News Ticker, Social Icons, Advertisement, and so on. With the help of the Section block, you can organize all these blocks in rows and columns.

The 15 available blocks are listed below:

  • Section: Create unique layouts by inserting blocks in rows and columns to design unique layouts.
  • Banner Posts: Display a collection of posts in different layouts.
  • Heading: Create stylish titles with various markups from H1 to H6.
  • Grid Module: Full-width block to showcase highlighted posts.
  • Featured Posts: Highlight important or attractive posts on your site.
  • Featured Categories: Highlight various categories and their posts.
  • Tab Post: Display the latest and popular posts in tabbed design for easier search.
  • Post List: Display posts in small list design.
  • Post Video: Uses WordPress video post format to list videos from YouTube.
  • Advertisement: Upload advertisement images of various standard and display sizes.
  • Category List: Showcase categories so that readers can browse by interested category.
  • News Ticker: Automatically scrolls through posts for users to see.
  • Social Icons: Link social profiles on your site.
  • Slider: Allow users to view your posts in slides either manually or automatically.
  • Date & Weather: Display current time and weather live on your site.

Customization Options for Blocks

  • Unlimited layout possibilities
  • Query posts by Category
  • Number of posts to show
  • Advertisement image sizes
  • Alignment options
  • Full width and fixed width section container
  • Colors, Background colors
  • Background image and overlay
  • Size and spacing: margin/padding, border/box shadow/border radius
  • Horizontal and vertical alignment

Easy to Read Text (Readable User Interface)

Typography matters the most in magazine websites to allow visitors to read text without any distraction. Thus, Magazine Blocks has an excellent choice of colors, background, spacing, and contrast. Additionally, visual hierarchy is maintained properly based upon size, color, style, etc., so that you can organize articles according to their importance. Besides, posts are available in three different hierarchy: large (Highlighted Post), medium (normal posts), small (Post listing). In short, readers will be able to scan posts headings to find useful articles for them.

A Mobile-first Responsive Design that Looks Great on Any Devices

Magazine Blocks is designed to look and work great on all devices such as mobile phones, laptops, iPads, other tablets, and more. So, visitors will be able to read your blogs, news, articles, etc., from any device with a smooth user experience.

Compatibility of Magazine Blocks with WordPress Themes

Magazine Blocks is compatible with most WordPress themes in the market. Here are a few popular ones listed below:

  • Zakra
  • ColorMag

Compatibility of Magazine Blocks with Other WordPress Plugins

Magazine Blocks works with major other WordPress plugins. Here are a few listed below:

  • Everest Forms
  • User Registration
  • Masteriyo

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You can see how each blocks look in the Screenshots area below: 👇

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Blocks

This plugin provides 17 blocks.

  • Heading Create stylish title for each section with various markups from H1 to H6.
  • Featured Categories Feature various categories and their posts
  • Section Add Rows and Columns inside rows to create various layouts.
  • Banner Posts Show banner image behind the post content
  • Featured Posts Feature posts from selected category
  • Category List Showcase categories so that readers can browse by interested category
  • Advertisement Upload advertisement images of various standard ad display sizes
  • Post Video Uses WordPress video post format to list videos from YouTube
  • Post List Display posts in small list design
  • Date & Weather Setup API to display current date and weather information
  • News Ticker Sliding posts to show breaking news
  • Social Icons Link social profiles on your site
  • Slider Show banner image behind the post content
  • Grid Module Full-width block to showcase highlighted posts
  • Tab Post Display the latest and popular posts in tabbed design
  • Column An advanced single column within section block.
  • Social Icon An advanced single social icon within section block.

FAQ

Is Magazine Blocks plugin free?

Yes! The plugin is completely free of cost. You can download, install, and start creating your website using Magazine Blocks.

Does it work with any WordPress theme?

Yes! It works with any theme that has been created following the WordPress coding standards.

Do I need coding skills to create a website using Magazine Blocks?

No! You don’t need to know a single line of code to create awesome websites using Magazine Blocks.

Can I use this plugin with other block plugins?

Yes! Magazine Blocks is fully compatible with other block plugins.

Do I need Gutenberg Editor to use Magazine Blocks?

Absolutely Yes! Magazine Blocks has been created using the Gutenberg editor. Hence, it does not go well with classic editor or other page builder plugins.

Reviews

April 4, 2024
This is a new experience for me to use wordpress. I used to use it but most of the developer tries to upgrade it. I will try to learn how to use it,.
February 11, 2024 1 reply
Good plugin to use. I've got a little problem with the slider block not showing on my website. But overall a good plugin and excellent support.
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Contributors & Developers

“Magazine Blocks – Blog Designer, Magazine & Newspaper Website Builder, Page Builder with Posts Blocks, Post Grid” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.3.5 – 06-03-2024

  • Added – Option to change tab block active background.
  • Added – Option to change tab block tabs color.
  • Added – Option to change tab block tabs typography.
  • Fix – Font Awesome icon issue on social icon block.
  • Fix – Font Awesome icon issue on news ticker block.
  • Fix – Frontend scripts 404 issue.
  • Fix – Style guide design issue.

1.3.4 – 12-02-2024

  • Fix – Slider block issue.
  • Fix – Tab block click issue.
  • Fix – Image blur issue.

1.3.3 – 01-29-2024

  • Added – Banner post block layout 2 style 2 preset option.
  • Added – Post list block layout 1 style 2 preset option.
  • Added – Category list block Layout 3 preset option.
  • Added – Category list separator option.
  • Added – Banner post block post box height option.
  • Added – Banner post block post box radius option.
  • Added – Grid module block post title enable option.
  • Added – Featured post block post box border style.
  • Added – Featured Post block post box border color option.
  • Added – Featured Posts block image border radius option.
  • Added – Featured Posts block image width option.
  • Added – Featured Posts block image height option.
  • Added – Featured categories block post box border style.
  • Added – Featured categories block post box border color option.
  • Added – Featured categories block image border radius option.
  • Added – Featured categories block heading enable option.
  • Added – Post list block image border radius option.
  • Fix – Post list block image toggle issue.
  • Fix – Slider block visibility issue on frontend.
  • Fix – TabPost block, tab switch issue.

1.3.2 – 01-22-2024

  • Added – Left Sidebar Panel.
  • Added – Global color and typography setting.
  • Enhancement – Slider Control.
  • Enhancement – Dimension Control.
  • Enhancement – Color Control.
  • Enhancement – Background Control.
  • Enhancement – Preset Control.
  • Enhancement – Alignment Control.
  • Enhancement – Select Control.
  • Enhancement – Typography Control.
  • Enhancement – Border Control.
  • Enhancement – Box shadow Control.
  • Enhancement – Icon Picker Control.
  • Enhancement – Library modal design.

1.3.1 – 01-02-2024

  • Fix – Featured posts first post highlight spacing issue.
  • Fix – Featured posts read more button spacing issue.

1.3.0.1 – 12-06-2023

  • Fix – Slider options not working.
  • Fix – Slider arrow design in editor.

1.3.0 – 12-05-2023

  • Fix – Category list gap issue.
  • Fix – Heading typography issue.
  • Fix – Grid Module excerpt margin issue.
  • Feature – Load Google fonts locally.
  • Feature – Preload local fonts.
  • Feature – Maintenance mode.
  • Feature – Editor options.
  • Feature – Option to add top separator on section block.
  • Feature – Option to add bottom separator on section block.
  • Feature – Block Advanced options.
  • Enhancement – Dashboard design.

1.2.7 – 11-6-2023

  • Add – Pagination styling options.
  • Add – Image hover animation options.
  • Fix – Featured posts block first post highlight image width issue.
  • Fix – Featured categories block content width issue.

1.2.6 – 10-18-2023

  • Fix – Post list block excerpt margin issue.
  • Fix – Post list block read more border issue.
  • Fix – Featured posts block read more color issue.
  • Fix – Featured posts block read more box shadow issue.
  • Add – Review notice.

1.2.5 – 10-11-2023

  • Feature – Option to change responsive condition.
  • Feature – Option to change grid module block layout.
  • Feature – Option to change featured posts block layout.
  • Feature – Option to change banner posts block layout.
  • Feature – Option to change featured categories alignment.
  • Feature – Option to change slider speed.
  • Feature – Option to change slider auto play.
  • Feature – Option to change slider pause on hover.
  • Feature – Option to enable slider arrow.
  • Feature – Option to change slider post title typography.
  • Feature – Option to enable slider category.
  • Feature – Option to change slider meta position.
  • Feature – Option to enable slider excerpt.
  • Feature – Option to enable slider read more.
  • Feature – Option to enable slider dots.
  • Feature – Option to change category list layout.
  • Feature – Option to change category list title typography.
  • Feature – Option to change category list count color.
  • Feature – Option to change category list count background color.
  • Feature – Option to change category list count width.
  • Feature – Option to change post list block layout.
  • Feature – Option to change post list image height.
  • Feature – Option to change post list image width.
  • Feature – Option to change post list gap.
  • Feature – Option to change post list vertical alignment.
  • Feature – Option to enable post list excerpt.
  • Feature – Advance query option on featured posts block.
  • Feature – Advance query option on featured categories block.
  • Feature – Advance query option on banner posts block.
  • Feature – Advance query option on grid module block.
  • Feature – Advance query option on slider block.
  • Feature – Advance query option on post list block.
  • Feature – Pagination option on featured posts block.
  • Feature – Pagination option on grid module block.
  • Feature – Pagination option on post list block.
  • Feature – Pagination option on banner block.
  • Feature – Read more styling options.

1.2.4 – 09-19-2023

  • Fix – Alignment issue on post list block.
  • Fix – Editor design.

1.2.3 – 09-12-2023

  • Feature – Introducing heading block.
  • Feature – Option to change box shadow of post box on post list block.
  • Feature – Option to change box shadow of post box on featured post block.
  • Feature – Option to change box shadow of post box on featured categories block.
  • Feature – Option to change post title typography on banner posts block.
  • Feature – Option to change post title typography on featured post block.
  • Feature – Option to change post title typography on post list block.
  • Feature – Option to change post title typography on grid module block.
  • Feature – Option to change post title typography on tab post block.
  • Feature – Option to change post title typography on featured categories block.
  • Feature – Option to change post title color on grid module block.

1.2.2 – 09-05-2023

  • Feature – Introducing slider block.
  • Feature – Option to change height on grid module block.
  • Feature – Option to change column on grid module block.
  • Feature – Option to enable heading on grid module block.
  • Feature – Option to change post gap on grid module block.
  • Feature – Option to change heading style on featured post block.
  • Feature – Option to change heading style on post list block.
  • Feature – Option to enable excerpt on featured post block.
  • Feature – Option to change excerpt color on featured post block.
  • Feature – Option to change read more color on featured post block.

1.2.1 – 08-22-2023

  • Feature – Option to change heading and border color on category list block.
  • Feature – Option to change heading and border color on featured posts block.
  • Feature – Option to change heading and border color on featured categories block.
  • Feature – Option to change heading and border color on grid module block.

1.2.0 – 08-15-2023

  • Feature – Option to change post box background color on post list block.
  • Feature – Option to change post title color on post list block.
  • Feature – Option to change post title color on featured posts block.
  • Feature – Option to change post title color on tab post block.
  • Feature – Option to change post title color on featured categories block.
  • Feature – Option to change heading and border color on post list block.
  • Feature – Option to change meta icon color on post list block.
  • Feature – Option to change meta link color on post list block.
  • Fix – Featured categories content width issue.
  • Fix – Featured posts content width issue.

1.1.9.1 – 03-21-2023

  • Update – Stable tag.

1.1.9 – 03-21-2023

  • Tweak – Magazine Blocks Pro support.

1.1.8 – 01-13-2023

  • Fix – WP Media upload button issue on Advertisement block.

1.1.7 – 01-04-2023

  • Fix – Post list content alignment issue.

1.1.6 – 01-02-2023

  • Fix – Padding issue in popover content in block editor.
  • Fix – Block CSS generation issue in frontend.
  • Fix – Advertisement block image upload issue.

1.1.5.1 – 12-26-2022

  • Fix – Padding issue in popover content.

1.1.5 – 12-26-2022

  • Fix – Block render issue in widget block editor.
  • Fix – Block CSS generation issue in customizer.
  • Fix – Possible PHP errors.
  • Tweak – CSS improvement.

1.1.4.2 – 11-07-2022

  • Fix – PHP error.

1.1.4.1 – 11-07-2022

  • Add – Screenshots on .org description.

1.1.4 – 11-07-2022

  • Enhancement – Optimize dynamic blocks CSS.
  • Enhancement – Inspector control tabs and panels.
  • Fix – Widget blocks not generating CSS for latest changes.
  • Fix – Compatibility issue with older version of WordPress.
  • Fix – Slider block control converting decimal to integer.
  • Fix – CSS generation for blocks.

1.1.3 – 10-21-2022

  • Improvement – CSS refactor.

1.1.2 – 10-20-2022

  • Fix – News ticker block width issue.
  • Fix – Overlay color issue in section block.
  • Feature – Option to select number of column on Post video block.

1.1.1 – 10-10-2022

  • Update – Stable tag.

1.1.0 – 10-10-2022

  • Fix – Link hover issues in the featured posts and featured categories blocks.
  • Fix – Category list design issue in editor.
  • Fix – Featured Image size issue on Post List block on editor.

1.0.9 – 30-09-2022

  • Improvement – CSS refactor.
  • Tweak – Post date icon color improvements.
  • Feature – Option to change the background color of social icons block.
  • Fix – Link hover issues in the category list and banner posts blocks.
  • Fix – Spacing issue in grid module block.

1.0.8 – 07-09-2022

  • Fix – Compatibility issue with older version of WordPress.

1.0.7 – 06-09-2022

  • Fix – PHP error.

1.0.6 – 01-09-2022

  • Fix – Post date alignment.
  • Fix – Grid Module block height issue.

1.0.5 – 31-08-2022

  • Enhancement – Widget block CSS generation and loading on frontend.
  • Add – News Ticker block.
  • Add – Date/Weather block.

1.0.4 – 05-07-2022

Add – Post Video block.
Add – Advertisement block.
Feature – Option to change image position on post list block
Feature – Option to show/hide featured image on post list block
Feature – Option to select number of column on Featured Post block
Enhancement – Block editor CSS.

1.0.3 – 17-06-2022

  • Update – Stable tag.

1.0.2 – 17-06-2022

  • Add – Category List block.
  • Add – Featured Categories block.
  • Add – Social Icons block.

1.0.1 – 01-06-2022

  • Add – Section block.
  • Fix – CSS ID issue.
  • Fix – Additional CSS Class(es) issue.

1.0.0 – 04-04-2022

  • Initial release