February 22, 2024

Gutenbricks: Create reusable blocks for a solid Client Editing Experience

Hello everyone, Brendan here, back with another video! Today, we’re diving into Gutenbricks, a groundbreaking new add-on for Bricks Builder that revolutionizes the way you create Gutenberg blocks. If you’ve ever grappled with the challenge of balancing the power of page builders with the flexibility for clients to edit and add new content, then Gutenbricks might just be the solution you’ve been searching for.

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What is Gutenbricks?

Gutenbricks is a game-changer, seamlessly integrating Bricks Builder templates into Gutenberg blocks. This means you can leverage the robust features of Bricks Builder while offering clients the ease of Gutenberg’s block-based editing system. Say goodbye to the limitations of filling out ACF forms or Metabox forms – with Gutenbricks, clients can effortlessly edit and customize content within the defined style guidelines.

Harnessing the Power of Bricks Builder

One of the key advantages of Gutenbricks is its ability to tap into the full potential of Bricks Builder’s front-end engineering and rich libraries. By converting Bricks Builder templates into Gutenberg blocks, you can tailor each block to suit your client’s specific needs. Whether it’s adjusting layouts, changing background colors, or tweaking text styles, Gutenbricks offers unparalleled flexibility and customization options.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Gutenbricks

Let’s break down how to get started with Gutenbricks:

  1. Setting Up Custom Fields: Begin by creating reusable custom fields using radio buttons for flexibility and ease of use.
  2. Configuring Settings: Ensure that custom fields are set to display in Bricks templates rather than posts for seamless integration.
  3. Creating Templates: Design templates within Bricks Builder, applying conditions and dynamic data for responsive and customizable blocks.
  4. Building Blocks: With Gutenbricks configured, blocks are ready to be added to posts or pages using Gutenberg’s block editor.
  5. Customizing Content: Clients can effortlessly edit and customize content directly within Gutenberg, utilizing the predefined custom fields for layout, background color, and text color.

Real-World Application

In this video demonstration, I showcase the power and versatility of Gutenbricks by creating Hero sections and Content sections with varying layouts and styles, utilizing Automatic CSS variables for styling. By applying conditions and dynamic data, you can ensure that each block seamlessly integrates with Gutenberg while maintaining consistency and adherence to brand guidelines. Simply click to edit your content

The Future of Gutenberg Integration

The integration between page builders and Gutenberg is becoming increasingly important. With the rapid evolution of Gutenberg and its ecosystem, tools like Gutenbricks are paving the way for a harmonious coexistence between different building technologies. Professional Page builders are increasingly adding components for ease of end-client use as well as allowing faster, consistent design, creation, and iterations for developers and designers.


Gutenbricks represents a paradigm shift in Gutenberg block creation, offering the best of both worlds: the flexibility of Bricks Builder and the simplicity of Gutenberg’s block editor. I encourage viewers to explore the possibilities that Gutenbricks unlocks and eagerly anticipates the future developments in this space. Some people who haven’t had the time to learn React, PHP, and general WP Block will benefit, though are again encouraged to try different approaches as time/energy/need allows.

By following this comprehensive guide, you can unlock the full potential of Gutenbricks and revolutionize your approach to Gutenberg block creation. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or a novice user, Gutenbricks offers a user-friendly solution for building dynamic and customizable content within the Gutenberg ecosystem.

Brendan O'Connell

Brendan is a longtime WordPress user and has built and managed hundreds of websites over the last decade.

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