Introducing Free Gutenberg Blocks Library - Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg!
Sujay Pawar

December 19, 2018

Introducing Free Gutenberg Blocks Library – Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg!

Gutenberg Blocks

As a company, we’ve been building addons for page builders for several years now. Starting with the Ultimate Addons for WPBakery Page Builder, the Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder and later Ultimate Addons for Elementor, thousands of webmasters around the world are using our extensions to work more productively with their page builder of choice.

However, until now, it just wasn’t feasible to create something similar for the native WordPress editor. Thanks to Gutenberg and its new block-based approach, things have changed!

Now, we’re taking all the knowledge we’ve gained from building those page builder addons and applying it to the brand new WordPress block editor with Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg.

Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg extends the Gutenberg editor with a heap of helpful new blocks that let you:

  • Build more customized content, with info boxes, multi buttons, and more.
  • Display your other WordPress content in Gutenberg designs, with a variety of post grids and carousels.

Our goal with this plugin is to help you create better content and work more productively. Keep reading to learn more about Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg….

Gutenberg Provides A Block-Based Foundation

The WordPress Gutenberg editor has brought a new block-based approach to WordPress content creation.

Rather than using one single text editor, you’ll soon build your content with blocks, kind of like how page builders use widgets/modules.

Blocks are the basic content elements like paragraphs, headings, and images. In fact, many of the default blocks included with the editor focus on basic content and layouts.

This video from WPCrafter sums it up well:


What is Gutenberg?  How To Use The New Block Editor

But here’s the cool thing about blocks:

They’re not limited to simple things like paragraph text and images. They can also be a lot more creative…with the right tool.

Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg Gives You More Content Flexibility

It extends Gutenberg with new blocks for: Click here to launch a live demo 

  • Section
  • Info Box
  • Posts Grid
  • Posts Carousel
  • Posts Masonry
  • Content and Post Timeline
  • Multi Buttons
  • Icon List
  • Google Map
  • Advanced Heading
  • Team
  • Testimonials
  • Social Share
  • Restaurant Menu

All of these new blocks are available right inside the Gutenberg interface and you can use them just like any of the default Gutenberg blocks.

Once you install Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg, all you do is look for the new UAG Blocks section or search for a block by name:

Once you insert one of the Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg’s blocks, you’ll be able to use the sidebar area to customize its looks and functionality according to your needs.

We’re Not Done Yet – There’s Plenty More To Come

This initial incarnation of Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg is just the beginning. We believe in the vision of Gutenberg and have big plans to not just expand the number of blocks available in Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg, but also build the Gutenberg editor into our other products.

Let’s start with the blocks we have in the pipeline, though!

We’re already hard at work expanding what you can do with Gutenberg and Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg. Right now, our roadmap includes new blocks for:

  • Advanced Tables
  • YouTube Video
  • Menu
  • Social Sharing
  • Gallery
  • Icon List
  • Table of Contents
  • Separators
  • Click to Tweet

Beyond that, we’re also working on ready-to-import websites built with Gutenberg and Astra.

We already have a large library of ready-made Astra sites built with Elementor and Beaver Builder.

By combining Gutenberg’s functionality and our Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg blocks, we’ll be able to similarly create beautiful sites based on the Gutenberg editor and Astra.

How To Get Started With Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg

Beyond that – our Astra theme is already compatible with Gutenberg right now, so you can start building your own designs with Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg and Astra right away.

Ready to get started with Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg? Here’s what to do

Step 1: Install and activate the Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg

The Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg is like any other WordPress plugin. You can install it directly from the WordPress repository.

Once installed, activate the plugin on your website.

Step 2: Begin creating or editing a page or post

Create a post or a page you wish to build with the Gutenberg editor.

Step 3: Click on the + icon and scroll down to the UAG Blocks section

The Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg blocks get added in the list of available blocks alongside those of the Gutenberg editor. Simply choose to add a block by clicking on the (+) icon and opt to view the UAG blocks.

Step 4: Simply click on the block you wish to add on the page or post

Select the UAG block just like any other Gutenberg block and see it added on the post or page.

Step 5: You can manage the settings through the right panel.

You will see the settings of that specific block appear on the right. You can customize it with these!

Interesting right?

We will be adding several UAG blocks that you can fetch and use to build beautiful posts and pages.

Like I just said above, there is a lot that we are working on and weโ€™ll definitely take you on an ultimate WordPress experience with the Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg!

Have any more suggestions or ideas for us? We would love to hear from you! Please drop them in the comments below or simply write to us!


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About the Author

Sujay is CEO and Co-Founder of Brainstorm Force, the company behind Astra. He is a diehard entrepreneur, growth hacker, and YouTube addict. Get in touch with him on Twitter @sujaypawar.

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16 comments

  1. As a user, it is practically impossible to escape from Gutenberg, but I really don’t like the new visual layout of WP. Besides, it doesn’t make much sense, why visually layout the blog posts?

    1. This showcases users how they can use Gutenberg more effectively.
      In your case since you don’t want to use Gutenberg, you can simply delete the blog posts as they are anyway dummy content.

  2. How great is this?!?!? The power of Ultimate Addon for Beaver Builder as Gutenberg blocks for free?
    That’s sooooooo gorgeous!

    I do think, that Gutenberg is on a good way…. right now i hate it, but i start using it. And that’s what probably happens all over the world. People are getting used to it. And maybe it will be getting more usable with time passing by….

    Anyway: Thanks for this great addon!

    1. You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Well, yes, people are getting used to Gutenberg and it will be used greatly. We are also building the Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg a step further with every update – making it even more easier and user-friendly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Awesome List of Blocks..
    These are really very helpful in extra customization and giving a more visual touch, as Gutemberg have very limited blocks by default.

  4. Does anybody know how to manually change the entire URL for the ‘Read more’ buttons on Post Grid block? I see an option to change the slug, but would like to change the entire URL.

    1. Hello,

      You can change the link from there by replacing “javascript:void(0)” to any other URL you want.

      You can take a look at the filter mentioned in this thread too.

  5. Hello!
    For the Team block, I do not see an option in settings for how many team members I want to display. I can only add one at a time. Do I need to use columns with this block?

    Thank you!

    1. Hello Anne,

      You can add a Team as a single team member block. If you wish to add a number of team members within a single row, you can use the Advanced columns block and add a team block in each column. ๐Ÿ™‚

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