@wordpress/editor

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This module utilizes components from the @wordpress/block-editor package. Having an awareness of the concept of a WordPress post, it associates the loading and saving mechanism of the value representing blocks to a post and its content. It also provides various components relevant for working with a post object in the context of an editor (e.g., a post title input component). This package can support editing posts of any post type and does not assume that rendering happens in any particular WordPress screen or layout arrangement.

Installation

Install the module

npm install @wordpress/editor --save

This package assumes that your code will run in an ES2015+ environment. If you’re using an environment that has limited or no support for such language features and APIs, you should include the polyfill shipped in @wordpress/babel-preset-default in your code.

How it works

The logic flow concerning the editor includes: inferring a block representation of the post content (parsing); describing the state of a post (representation); rendering of the post to the DOM (rendering); attaching controls to manipulate the content a.k.a blocks (UI).

Diagram

The goal of the editor element is to let the user manipulate the content of their posts in a deterministic way—organized through the presence of blocks of content. Usually, in a declarative flow, the pieces that compose a post would be represented in a certain order and the machine would be able to generate an output view from it with the necessary UI controls. However, we don’t begin in WordPress with a representation of the state of the post that is conductive to this expression nor one that even has any knowledge of blocks because content is stored in a serialized way in a single field.

Such a crucial step is handled by the grammar parsing which takes the serialized content of the post and infers an ordered block list using, preferably, syntax hints present in HTML comments. The editor is initialized with a state representation of the block nodes generated by the parsing of the raw content of a post element: wp.blocks.parse( post.content.raw ).

The visual editor is thus a component that contains and renders the list of block nodes from the internal state into the page. This removes any trace of imperative handling when it comes to finding a block and manipulating a block. As a matter of fact, the visual editor or the text editor are just two different—equally valid—views of the same representation of state. The internal representation of the post content is updated as blocks are updated and it is serialized back to be saved in post_content.

Individual blocks are handled by the VisualBlock component, which attaches event handlers and renders the edit function of a block definition to the document with the corresponding attributes and local state. The edit function is the markup shape of a component while in editing mode.

Components

Because many blocks share the same complex behaviors, reusable components are made available to simplify implementations of your block’s edit function.

BlockControls

When returned by your block’s edit implementation, renders a toolbar of icon buttons. This is useful for block-level modifications to be made available when a block is selected. For example, if your block supports alignment, you may want to display alignment options in the selected block’s toolbar.

Example:

( function ( editor, React ) {
    var el = React.createElement,
        BlockControls = editor.BlockControls,
        AlignmentToolbar = editor.AlignmentToolbar;

    function edit( props ) {
        return [
            // Controls: (only visible when block is selected)
            el(
                BlockControls,
                { key: 'controls' },
                el( AlignmentToolbar, {
                    value: props.align,
                    onChange: function ( nextAlign ) {
                        props.setAttributes( { align: nextAlign } );
                    },
                } )
            ),

            // Block content: (with alignment as attribute)
            el(
                'p',
                { key: 'text', style: { textAlign: props.align } },
                'Hello World!'
            ),
        ];
    }
} )( window.wp.editor, window.React );

Note in this example that we render AlignmentToolbar as a child of the BlockControls element. This is another pre-configured component you can use to simplify block text alignment.

Alternatively, you can create your own toolbar controls by passing an array of controls as a prop to the BlockControls component. Each control should be an object with the following properties:

  • icon: string – Slug of the Dashicon to be shown in the control’s toolbar button
  • title: string – A human-readable localized text to be shown as the tooltip label of the control’s button
  • subscript: ?string – Optional text to be shown adjacent the button icon as subscript (for example, heading levels)
  • isActive: ?boolean – Whether the control should be considered active / selected. Defaults to false.

To create divisions between sets of controls within the same BlockControls element, passing controls instead as a nested array (array of arrays of objects). A divider will be shown between each set of controls.

RichText

Render a rich contenteditable input, providing users the option to add emphasis to content or links to content. It behaves similarly to a controlled component, except that onChange is triggered less frequently than would be expected from a traditional input field, usually when the user exits the field.

The following properties (non-exhaustive list) are made available:

  • value: string – Markup value of the field. Only valid markup is
    allowed, as determined by inline value and available controls.
  • onChange: Function – Callback handler when the value of the field changes,
    passing the new value as its only argument.
  • placeholder: string – A text hint to be shown to the user when the field
    value is empty, similar to the
    input and textarea attribute of the same name.

Example:

( function ( editor, React ) {
    var el = React.createElement,
        RichText = editor.RichText;

    function edit( props ) {
        function onChange( value ) {
            props.setAttributes( { text: value } );
        }

        return el( RichText, {
            value: props.attributes.text,
            onChange: onChange,
        } );
    }

    // blocks.registerBlockType( ..., { edit: edit, ... } );
} )( window.wp.editor, window.React );

API

AlignmentToolbar

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.AlignmentToolbar instead.

Autocomplete

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.Autocomplete instead.

AutosaveMonitor

Monitors the changes made to the edited post and triggers autosave if necessary.

The logic is straightforward: a check is performed every props.interval seconds. If any changes are detected, props.autosave() is called. The time between the change and the autosave varies but is no larger than props.interval seconds. Refer to the code below for more details, such as the specific way of detecting changes.

There are two caveats:

  • If props.isAutosaveable happens to be false at a time of checking for changes, the check is retried every second.
  • The timer may be disabled by setting props.disableIntervalChecks to true. In that mode, any change will immediately trigger props.autosave().

Usage

<AutosaveMonitor interval={ 30000 } />

Parameters

  • props Object: – The properties passed to the component.
  • props.autosave Function: – The function to call when changes need to be saved.
  • props.interval number: – The maximum time in seconds between an unsaved change and an autosave.
  • props.isAutosaveable boolean: – If false, the check for changes is retried every second.
  • props.disableIntervalChecks boolean: – If true, disables the timer and any change will immediately trigger props.autosave().
  • props.isDirty boolean: – Indicates if there are unsaved changes.

BlockAlignmentToolbar

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockAlignmentToolbar instead.

BlockControls

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockControls instead.

BlockEdit

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockEdit instead.

BlockEditorKeyboardShortcuts

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockEditorKeyboardShortcuts instead.

BlockFormatControls

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockFormatControls instead.

BlockIcon

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockIcon instead.

BlockInspector

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockInspector instead.

BlockList

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockList instead.

BlockMover

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockMover instead.

BlockNavigationDropdown

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockNavigationDropdown instead.

BlockSelectionClearer

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockSelectionClearer instead.

BlockSettingsMenu

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockSettingsMenu instead.

BlockTitle

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockTitle instead.

BlockToolbar

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.BlockToolbar instead.

CharacterCount

Renders the character count of the post content.

Returns

  • number: The character count.

cleanForSlug

Performs some basic cleanup of a string for use as a post slug

This replicates some of what sanitize_title() does in WordPress core, but is only designed to approximate what the slug will be.

Converts Latin-1 Supplement and Latin Extended-A letters to basic Latin letters. Removes combining diacritical marks. Converts whitespace, periods, and forward slashes to hyphens. Removes any remaining non-word characters except hyphens and underscores. Converts remaining string to lowercase. It does not account for octets, HTML entities, or other encoded characters.

Parameters

  • string string: Title or slug to be processed

Returns

  • string: Processed string

ColorPalette

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.ColorPalette instead.

ContrastChecker

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.ContrastChecker instead.

CopyHandler

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.CopyHandler instead.

createCustomColorsHOC

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.createCustomColorsHOC instead.

DefaultBlockAppender

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.DefaultBlockAppender instead.

DocumentBar

This component renders a navigation bar at the top of the editor. It displays the title of the current document, a back button (if applicable), and a command center button. It also handles different states of the document, such as “not found” or “unsynced”.

Usage

<DocumentBar />

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered DocumentBar component.

DocumentOutline

Renders a document outline component.

Parameters

  • props Object: Props.
  • props.onSelect Function: Function to be called when an outline item is selected.
  • props.isTitleSupported boolean: Indicates whether the title is supported.
  • props.hasOutlineItemsDisabled boolean: Indicates whether the outline items are disabled.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

DocumentOutlineCheck

Component check if there are any headings (core/heading blocks) present in the document.

Parameters

  • props Object: Props.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered.

Returns

  • Component|null: The component to be rendered or null if there are headings.

EditorHistoryRedo

Renders the redo button for the editor history.

Parameters

  • props Object: – Props.
  • ref Ref: – Forwarded ref.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

EditorHistoryUndo

Renders the undo button for the editor history.

Parameters

  • props Object: – Props.
  • ref Ref: – Forwarded ref.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

EditorKeyboardShortcuts

Component handles the keyboard shortcuts for the editor.

It provides functionality for various keyboard shortcuts such as toggling editor mode, toggling distraction-free mode, undo/redo, saving the post, toggling list view, and toggling the sidebar.

EditorKeyboardShortcutsRegister

Component for registering editor keyboard shortcuts.

Returns

  • Element: The component to be rendered.

EditorNotices

This component renders the notices displayed in the editor. It displays pinned notices first, followed by dismissible

Usage

<EditorNotices />

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered EditorNotices component.

EditorProvider

This component establishes a new post editing context, and serves as the entry point for a new post editor (or post with template editor).

It supports a large number of post types, including post, page, templates, custom post types, patterns, template parts.

All modification and changes are performed to the @wordpress/core-data store.

Usage

<EditorProvider
    post={ post }
    settings={ settings }
    __unstableTemplate={ template }
>
    { children }
</EditorProvider>

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.post [Object]: The post object to edit. This is required.
  • props.__unstableTemplate [Object]: The template object wrapper the edited post. This is optional and can only be used when the post type supports templates (like posts and pages).
  • props.settings [Object]: The settings object to use for the editor. This is optional and can be used to override the default settings.
  • props.children [Element]: Children elements for which the BlockEditorProvider context should apply. This is optional.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered EditorProvider component.

EditorSnackbars

Renders the editor snackbars component.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered component.

EntitiesSavedStates

Renders the component for managing saved states of entities.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.close Function: The function to close the dialog.
  • props.renderDialog Function: The function to render the dialog.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered component.

ErrorBoundary

ErrorBoundary is used to catch JavaScript errors anywhere in a child component tree, log those errors, and display a fallback UI.

It uses the lifecycle methods getDerivedStateFromError and componentDidCatch to catch errors in a child component tree.

getDerivedStateFromError is used to render a fallback UI after an error has been thrown, and componentDidCatch is used to log error information.

FontSizePicker

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.FontSizePicker instead.

getColorClassName

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.getColorClassName instead.

getColorObjectByAttributeValues

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.getColorObjectByAttributeValues instead.

getColorObjectByColorValue

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.getColorObjectByColorValue instead.

getFontSize

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.getFontSize instead.

getFontSizeClass

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.getFontSizeClass instead.

getTemplatePartIcon

Helper function to retrieve the corresponding icon by name.

Parameters

  • iconName string: The name of the icon.

Returns

  • Object: The corresponding icon.

InnerBlocks

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.InnerBlocks instead.

Inserter

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.Inserter instead.

InspectorAdvancedControls

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.InspectorAdvancedControls instead.

InspectorControls

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.InspectorControls instead.

LocalAutosaveMonitor

Monitors local autosaves of a post in the editor. It uses several hooks and functions to manage autosave behavior:

  • useAutosaveNotice hook: Manages the creation of a notice prompting the user to restore a local autosave, if one exists.
  • useAutosavePurge hook: Ejects a local autosave after a successful save occurs.
  • hasSessionStorageSupport function: Checks if the current environment supports browser sessionStorage.
  • LocalAutosaveMonitor component: Uses the AutosaveMonitor component to perform autosaves at a specified interval.

The module also checks for sessionStorage support and conditionally exports the LocalAutosaveMonitor component based on that.

MediaPlaceholder

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.MediaPlaceholder instead.

MediaUpload

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.MediaUpload instead.

mediaUpload

Upload a media file when the file upload button is activated. Wrapper around mediaUpload() that injects the current post ID.

Parameters

  • $0 Object: Parameters object passed to the function.
  • $0.additionalData ?Object: Additional data to include in the request.
  • $0.allowedTypes string: Array with the types of media that can be uploaded, if unset all types are allowed.
  • $0.filesList Array: List of files.
  • $0.maxUploadFileSize ?number: Maximum upload size in bytes allowed for the site.
  • $0.onError Function: Function called when an error happens.
  • $0.onFileChange Function: Function called each time a file or a temporary representation of the file is available.

MediaUploadCheck

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.MediaUploadCheck instead.

MultiSelectScrollIntoView

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.MultiSelectScrollIntoView instead.

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.NavigableToolbar instead.

ObserveTyping

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.ObserveTyping instead.

PageAttributesCheck

Wrapper component that renders its children only if the post type supports page attributes.

Parameters

  • props Object: – The component props.
  • props.children Element: – The child components to render.

Returns

  • Component|null: The rendered child components or null if page attributes are not supported.

PageAttributesOrder

Renders the Page Attributes Order component. A number input in an editor interface for setting the order of a given page.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PageAttributesPanel

Renders the Page Attributes Panel component.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PageAttributesParent

Renders the Page Attributes Parent component. A dropdown menu in an editor interface for selecting the parent page of a given page.

Returns

  • Component|null: The component to be rendered. Return null if post type is not hierarchical.

PageTemplate

Provides a dropdown menu for selecting and managing post templates.

The dropdown menu includes a button for toggling the menu, a list of available templates, and options for creating and editing templates.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered ClassicThemeControl component.

PanelColorSettings

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.PanelColorSettings instead.

PlainText

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.PlainText instead.

PluginBlockSettingsMenuItem

Renders a new item in the block settings menu.

Usage

// Using ES5 syntax
var __ = wp.i18n.__;
var PluginBlockSettingsMenuItem = wp.editor.PluginBlockSettingsMenuItem;

function doOnClick() {
    // To be called when the user clicks the menu item.
}

function MyPluginBlockSettingsMenuItem() {
    return React.createElement( PluginBlockSettingsMenuItem, {
        allowedBlocks: [ 'core/paragraph' ],
        icon: 'dashicon-name',
        label: __( 'Menu item text' ),
        onClick: doOnClick,
    } );
}
// Using ESNext syntax
import { __ } from '@wordpress/i18n';
import { PluginBlockSettingsMenuItem } from '@wordpress/editor';

const doOnClick = () => {
    // To be called when the user clicks the menu item.
};

const MyPluginBlockSettingsMenuItem = () => (
    <PluginBlockSettingsMenuItem
        allowedBlocks={ [ 'core/paragraph' ] }
        icon="dashicon-name"
        label={ __( 'Menu item text' ) }
        onClick={ doOnClick }
    />
);

Parameters

  • props Object: Component props.
  • props.allowedBlocks [Array]: An array containing a list of block names for which the item should be shown. If not present, it’ll be rendered for any block. If multiple blocks are selected, it’ll be shown if and only if all of them are in the allowed list.
  • props.icon [WPBlockTypeIconRender]: The Dashicon icon slug string, or an SVG WP element.
  • props.label string: The menu item text.
  • props.onClick Function: Callback function to be executed when the user click the menu item.
  • props.small [boolean]: Whether to render the label or not.
  • props.role [string]: The ARIA role for the menu item.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PluginDocumentSettingPanel

Renders items below the Status & Availability panel in the Document Sidebar.

Usage

// Using ES5 syntax
var el = React.createElement;
var __ = wp.i18n.__;
var registerPlugin = wp.plugins.registerPlugin;
var PluginDocumentSettingPanel = wp.editor.PluginDocumentSettingPanel;

function MyDocumentSettingPlugin() {
    return el(
        PluginDocumentSettingPanel,
        {
            className: 'my-document-setting-plugin',
            title: 'My Panel',
            name: 'my-panel',
        },
        __( 'My Document Setting Panel' )
    );
}

registerPlugin( 'my-document-setting-plugin', {
    render: MyDocumentSettingPlugin,
} );
// Using ESNext syntax
import { registerPlugin } from '@wordpress/plugins';
import { PluginDocumentSettingPanel } from '@wordpress/editor';

const MyDocumentSettingTest = () => (
    <PluginDocumentSettingPanel
        className="my-document-setting-plugin"
        title="My Panel"
        name="my-panel"
    >
        <p>My Document Setting Panel</p>
    </PluginDocumentSettingPanel>
);

registerPlugin( 'document-setting-test', { render: MyDocumentSettingTest } );

Parameters

  • props Object: Component properties.
  • props.name string: Required. A machine-friendly name for the panel.
  • props.className [string]: An optional class name added to the row.
  • props.title [string]: The title of the panel
  • props.icon [WPBlockTypeIconRender]: The Dashicon icon slug string, or an SVG WP element, to be rendered when the sidebar is pinned to toolbar.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PluginMoreMenuItem

Renders a menu item in Plugins group in More Menu drop down, and can be used to as a button or link depending on the props provided. The text within the component appears as the menu item label.

Usage

// Using ES5 syntax
var __ = wp.i18n.__;
var PluginMoreMenuItem = wp.editor.PluginMoreMenuItem;
var moreIcon = wp.element.createElement( 'svg' ); //... svg element.

function onButtonClick() {
    alert( 'Button clicked.' );
}

function MyButtonMoreMenuItem() {
    return wp.element.createElement(
        PluginMoreMenuItem,
        {
            icon: moreIcon,
            onClick: onButtonClick,
        },
        __( 'My button title' )
    );
}
// Using ESNext syntax
import { __ } from '@wordpress/i18n';
import { PluginMoreMenuItem } from '@wordpress/editor';
import { more } from '@wordpress/icons';

function onButtonClick() {
    alert( 'Button clicked.' );
}

const MyButtonMoreMenuItem = () => (
    <PluginMoreMenuItem icon={ more } onClick={ onButtonClick }>
        { __( 'My button title' ) }
    </PluginMoreMenuItem>
);

Parameters

  • props Object: Component properties.
  • props.href [string]: When href is provided then the menu item is represented as an anchor rather than button. It corresponds to the href attribute of the anchor.
  • props.icon [WPBlockTypeIconRender]: The Dashicon icon slug string, or an SVG WP element, to be rendered to the left of the menu item label.
  • props.onClick [Function]: The callback function to be executed when the user clicks the menu item.
  • props.other [...*]: Any additional props are passed through to the underlying Button component.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PluginPostPublishPanel

Renders provided content to the post-publish panel in the publish flow (side panel that opens after a user publishes the post).

Usage

// Using ESNext syntax
import { __ } from '@wordpress/i18n';
import { PluginPostPublishPanel } from '@wordpress/editor';

const MyPluginPostPublishPanel = () => (
    <PluginPostPublishPanel
        className="my-plugin-post-publish-panel"
        title={ __( 'My panel title' ) }
        initialOpen={ true }
    >
        { __( 'My panel content' ) }
    </PluginPostPublishPanel>
);

Parameters

  • props Object: Component properties.
  • props.className [string]: An optional class name added to the panel.
  • props.title [string]: Title displayed at the top of the panel.
  • props.initialOpen [boolean]: Whether to have the panel initially opened. When no title is provided it is always opened.
  • props.icon [WPBlockTypeIconRender]: The Dashicon icon slug string, or an SVG WP element, to be rendered when the sidebar is pinned to toolbar.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PluginPostStatusInfo

Renders a row in the Summary panel of the Document sidebar. It should be noted that this is named and implemented around the function it serves and not its location, which may change in future iterations.

Usage

// Using ES5 syntax
var __ = wp.i18n.__;
var PluginPostStatusInfo = wp.editor.PluginPostStatusInfo;

function MyPluginPostStatusInfo() {
    return React.createElement(
        PluginPostStatusInfo,
        {
            className: 'my-plugin-post-status-info',
        },
        __( 'My post status info' )
    );
}
// Using ESNext syntax
import { __ } from '@wordpress/i18n';
import { PluginPostStatusInfo } from '@wordpress/editor';

const MyPluginPostStatusInfo = () => (
    <PluginPostStatusInfo className="my-plugin-post-status-info">
        { __( 'My post status info' ) }
    </PluginPostStatusInfo>
);

Parameters

  • props Object: Component properties.
  • props.className [string]: An optional class name added to the row.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PluginPrePublishPanel

Renders provided content to the pre-publish side panel in the publish flow (side panel that opens when a user first pushes “Publish” from the main editor).

Usage

// Using ESNext syntax
import { __ } from '@wordpress/i18n';
import { PluginPrePublishPanel } from '@wordpress/editor';

const MyPluginPrePublishPanel = () => (
    <PluginPrePublishPanel
        className="my-plugin-pre-publish-panel"
        title={ __( 'My panel title' ) }
        initialOpen={ true }
    >
        { __( 'My panel content' ) }
    </PluginPrePublishPanel>
);

Parameters

  • props Object: Component props.
  • props.className [string]: An optional class name added to the panel.
  • props.title [string]: Title displayed at the top of the panel.
  • props.initialOpen [boolean]: Whether to have the panel initially opened. When no title is provided it is always opened.
  • props.icon [WPBlockTypeIconRender]: The Dashicon icon slug string, or an SVG WP element, to be rendered when the sidebar is pinned to toolbar.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PluginSidebar

Renders a sidebar when activated. The contents within the PluginSidebar will appear as content within the sidebar. It also automatically renders a corresponding PluginSidebarMenuItem component when isPinnable flag is set to true. If you wish to display the sidebar, you can with use the PluginSidebarMoreMenuItem component or the wp.data.dispatch API:

wp.data
    .dispatch( 'core/edit-post' )
    .openGeneralSidebar( 'plugin-name/sidebar-name' );

Related

  • PluginSidebarMoreMenuItem

Usage

// Using ES5 syntax
var __ = wp.i18n.__;
var el = React.createElement;
var PanelBody = wp.components.PanelBody;
var PluginSidebar = wp.editor.PluginSidebar;
var moreIcon = React.createElement( 'svg' ); //... svg element.

function MyPluginSidebar() {
    return el(
        PluginSidebar,
        {
            name: 'my-sidebar',
            title: 'My sidebar title',
            icon: moreIcon,
        },
        el( PanelBody, {}, __( 'My sidebar content' ) )
    );
}
// Using ESNext syntax
import { __ } from '@wordpress/i18n';
import { PanelBody } from '@wordpress/components';
import { PluginSidebar } from '@wordpress/editor';
import { more } from '@wordpress/icons';

const MyPluginSidebar = () => (
    <PluginSidebar name="my-sidebar" title="My sidebar title" icon={ more }>
        <PanelBody>{ __( 'My sidebar content' ) }</PanelBody>
    </PluginSidebar>
);

Parameters

  • props Object: Element props.
  • props.name string: A string identifying the sidebar. Must be unique for every sidebar registered within the scope of your plugin.
  • props.className [string]: An optional class name added to the sidebar body.
  • props.title string: Title displayed at the top of the sidebar.
  • props.isPinnable [boolean]: Whether to allow to pin sidebar to the toolbar. When set to true it also automatically renders a corresponding menu item.
  • props.icon [WPBlockTypeIconRender]: The Dashicon icon slug string, or an SVG WP element, to be rendered when the sidebar is pinned to toolbar.

PluginSidebarMoreMenuItem

Renders a menu item in Plugins group in More Menu drop down, and can be used to activate the corresponding PluginSidebar component. The text within the component appears as the menu item label.

Usage

// Using ES5 syntax
var __ = wp.i18n.__;
var PluginSidebarMoreMenuItem = wp.editor.PluginSidebarMoreMenuItem;
var moreIcon = React.createElement( 'svg' ); //... svg element.

function MySidebarMoreMenuItem() {
    return React.createElement(
        PluginSidebarMoreMenuItem,
        {
            target: 'my-sidebar',
            icon: moreIcon,
        },
        __( 'My sidebar title' )
    );
}
// Using ESNext syntax
import { __ } from '@wordpress/i18n';
import { PluginSidebarMoreMenuItem } from '@wordpress/editor';
import { more } from '@wordpress/icons';

const MySidebarMoreMenuItem = () => (
    <PluginSidebarMoreMenuItem target="my-sidebar" icon={ more }>
        { __( 'My sidebar title' ) }
    </PluginSidebarMoreMenuItem>
);

Parameters

  • props Object: Component props.
  • props.target string: A string identifying the target sidebar you wish to be activated by this menu item. Must be the same as the name prop you have given to that sidebar.
  • props.icon [WPBlockTypeIconRender]: The Dashicon icon slug string, or an SVG WP element, to be rendered to the left of the menu item label.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PostAuthor

Renders the component for selecting the post author.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PostAuthorCheck

Wrapper component that renders its children only if the post type supports the author.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered.

Returns

  • Component|null: The component to be rendered. Return null if the post type doesn’t supports the author or if there are no authors available.

PostAuthorPanel

Renders the Post Author Panel component.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PostComments

A form for managing comment status.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered PostComments component.

PostDiscussionPanel

This component allows to update comment and pingback settings for the current post. Internally there are checks whether the current post has support for the above and if the discussion-panel panel is enabled.

Returns

  • JSX.Element|null: The rendered PostDiscussionPanel component.

PostExcerpt

Renders an editable textarea for the post excerpt. Templates, template parts and patterns use the excerpt field as a description semantically. Additionally templates and template parts override the excerpt field as description in REST API. So this component handles proper labeling and updating the edited entity.

Parameters

  • props Object: – Component props.
  • props.hideLabelFromVision [boolean]: – Whether to visually hide the textarea’s label.
  • props.updateOnBlur [boolean]: – Whether to update the post on change or use local state and update on blur.

PostExcerptCheck

Component for checking if the post type supports the excerpt field.

Parameters

  • props Object: Props.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PostExcerptPanel

Is rendered if the post type supports excerpts and allows editing the excerpt.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered PostExcerptPanel component.

PostFeaturedImage

Renders the component for managing the featured image of a post.

Parameters

  • props Object: Props.
  • props.currentPostId number: ID of the current post.
  • props.featuredImageId number: ID of the featured image.
  • props.onUpdateImage Function: Function to call when the image is updated.
  • props.onRemoveImage Function: Function to call when the image is removed.
  • props.media Object: The media object representing the featured image.
  • props.postType string: Post type.
  • props.noticeUI Element: UI for displaying notices.
  • props.noticeOperations Object: Operations for managing notices.

Returns

  • Element: Component to be rendered .

PostFeaturedImageCheck

Wrapper component that renders its children only if the post type supports a featured image and the theme supports post thumbnails.

Parameters

  • props Object: Props.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PostFeaturedImagePanel

Renders the panel for the post featured image.

Parameters

  • props Object: Props.
  • props.withPanelBody boolean: Whether to include the panel body. Default true.

Returns

  • Component|null: The component to be rendered. Return Null if the editor panel is disabled for featured image.

PostFormat

PostFormat a component that allows changing the post format while also providing a suggestion for the current post.

Usage

<PostFormat />

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered PostFormat component.

PostFormatCheck

Component check if there are any post formats.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.children Element: The child elements to render.

Returns

  • Component|null: The rendered component or null if post formats are disabled.

PostLastRevision

Renders the component for displaying the last revision of a post.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PostLastRevisionCheck

Wrapper component that renders its children if the post has more than one revision.

Parameters

  • props Object: Props.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered.

Returns

  • Component|null: Rendered child components if post has more than one revision, otherwise null.

PostLastRevisionPanel

Renders the panel for displaying the last revision of a post.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PostLockedModal

A modal component that is displayed when a post is locked for editing by another user. The modal provides information about the lock status and options to take over or exit the editor.

Returns

  • JSX.Element|null: The rendered PostLockedModal component.

PostPendingStatus

A component for displaying and toggling the pending status of a post.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered component.

PostPendingStatusCheck

This component checks the publishing status of the current post. If the post is already published or the user doesn’t have the capability to publish, it returns null.

Parameters

  • props Object: Component properties.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered.

Returns

  • JSX.Element|null: The rendered child elements or null if the post is already published or the user doesn’t have the capability to publish.

PostPingbacks

Renders a control for enabling or disabling pingbacks and trackbacks in a WordPress post.

PostPreviewButton

Renders a button that opens a new window or tab for the preview, writes the interstitial message to this window, and then navigates to the actual preview link. The button is not rendered if the post is not viewable and disabled if the post is not saveable.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.className string: The class name for the button.
  • props.textContent string: The text content for the button.
  • props.forceIsAutosaveable boolean: Whether to force autosave.
  • props.role string: The role attribute for the button.
  • props.onPreview Function: The callback function for preview event.

Returns

  • JSX.Element|null: The rendered button component.

PostPublishButton

Renders the publish button.

PostPublishButtonLabel

Renders the label for the publish button.

Returns

  • string: The label for the publish button.

PostPublishPanel

Renders a panel for publishing a post.

PostSavedState

Component showing whether the post is saved or not and providing save buttons.

Parameters

  • props Object: Component props.
  • props.forceIsDirty ?boolean: Whether to force the post to be marked as dirty.

Returns

  • import('react').ComponentType: The component.

PostSchedule

Renders the PostSchedule component. It allows the user to schedule a post.

Parameters

  • props Object: Props.
  • props.onClose Function: Function to close the component.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PostScheduleCheck

Wrapper component that renders its children only if post has a publish action.

Parameters

  • props Object: Props.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered.

Returns

  • Component: – The component to be rendered or null if there is no publish action.

PostScheduleLabel

Renders the PostScheduleLabel component.

Parameters

  • props Object: Props.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PostSchedulePanel

Renders the Post Schedule Panel component.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PostSlug

Undocumented declaration.

PostSlugCheck

Undocumented declaration.

PostSticky

Renders the PostSticky component. It provide toggle control for the sticky post feature.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PostStickyCheck

Wrapper component that renders its children only if post has a sticky action.

Parameters

  • props Object: Props.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered or null if post type is not ‘post’ or hasStickyAction is false.

PostSwitchToDraftButton

Renders a button component that allows the user to switch a post to draft status.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered component.

PostSyncStatus

Renders the sync status of a post.

Returns

  • JSX.Element|null: The rendered sync status component.

PostTaxonomies

Renders the taxonomies associated with a post.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.taxonomyWrapper Function: The wrapper function for each taxonomy component.

Returns

  • Array: An array of JSX elements representing the visible taxonomies.

PostTaxonomiesCheck

Renders the children components only if the current post type has taxonomies.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.children Element: The children components to render.

Returns

  • Component|null: The rendered children components or null if the current post type has no taxonomies.

PostTaxonomiesFlatTermSelector

Renders a flat term selector component.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.slug string: The slug of the taxonomy.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered flat term selector component.

PostTaxonomiesHierarchicalTermSelector

Hierarchical term selector.

Parameters

  • props Object: Component props.
  • props.slug string: Taxonomy slug.

Returns

  • Element: Hierarchical term selector component.

PostTaxonomiesPanel

Renders a panel for a specific taxonomy.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.taxonomy Object: The taxonomy object.
  • props.children Element: The child components.

Returns

  • Component: The rendered taxonomy panel.

PostTemplatePanel

Displays the template controls based on the current editor settings and user permissions.

Returns

  • JSX.Element|null: The rendered PostTemplatePanel component.

PostTextEditor

Displays the Post Text Editor along with content in Visual and Text mode.

Returns

  • JSX.Element|null: The rendered PostTextEditor component.

PostTitle

Renders the PostTitle component.

Parameters

  • ___ Object: Unused parameter.
  • forwardedRef Element: Forwarded ref for the component.

Returns

  • Component: The rendered PostTitle component.

PostTitleRaw

Undocumented declaration.

PostTrash

Displays the Post Trash Button and Confirm Dialog in the Editor.

Returns

  • JSX.Element|null: The rendered PostTrash component.

PostTrashCheck

Wrapper component that renders its children only if the post can trashed.

Parameters

  • props Object: – The component props.
  • props.children Element: – The child components to render.

Returns

  • Component|null: The rendered child components or null if the post can not trashed.

PostTypeSupportCheck

A component which renders its own children only if the current editor post type supports one of the given supportKeys prop.

Parameters

  • props Object: Props.
  • props.children Element: Children to be rendered if post type supports.
  • props.supportKeys (string|string[]): String or string array of keys to test.

Returns

  • Component: The component to be rendered.

PostURL

Renders the PostURL component.

Usage

<PostURL />

Parameters

  • onClose Function: Callback function to be executed when the popover is closed.

Returns

  • Component: The rendered PostURL component.

PostURLCheck

Check if the post URL is valid and visible.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.children Element: The child components.

Returns

  • Component|null: The child components if the post URL is valid and visible, otherwise null.

PostURLLabel

Represents a label component for a post URL.

Returns

  • Component: The PostURLLabel component.

PostURLPanel

Renders the PostURLPanel component.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered PostURLPanel component.

PostVisibility

Allows users to set the visibility of a post.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.onClose Function: Function to call when the popover is closed.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered component.

PostVisibilityCheck

Determines if the current post can be edited (published) and passes this information to the provided render function.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.render Function: Function to render the component. Receives an object with a canEdit property.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered component.

PostVisibilityLabel

Returns the label for the current post visibility setting.

Returns

  • string: Post visibility label.

privateApis

Undocumented declaration.

registerEntityAction

Registers a new DataViews action.

This is an experimental API and is subject to change. it’s only available in the Gutenberg plugin for now.

Parameters

  • kind string: Entity kind.
  • name string: Entity name.
  • config Action: Action configuration.

RichText

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.RichText instead.

RichTextShortcut

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.RichTextShortcut instead.

RichTextToolbarButton

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.RichTextToolbarButton instead.

ServerSideRender

Undocumented declaration.

SkipToSelectedBlock

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.SkipToSelectedBlock instead.

store

Store definition for the editor namespace.

Related

Type

  • Object

storeConfig

Post editor data store configuration.

Related

Type

  • Object

TableOfContents

Renders a table of contents component.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.hasOutlineItemsDisabled boolean: Whether outline items are disabled.
  • props.repositionDropdown boolean: Whether to reposition the dropdown.
  • ref Element.ref: The component’s ref.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered table of contents component.

TextEditorGlobalKeyboardShortcuts

Component handles the global keyboard shortcuts for the Text editor.

It provides functionality for various keyboard shortcuts such as toggling editor mode, toggling distraction-free mode, undo/redo.

ThemeSupportCheck

Checks if the current theme supports specific features and renders the children if supported.

Parameters

  • props Object: The component props.
  • props.children Element: The children to render if the theme supports the specified features.
  • props.supportKeys string|string[]: The key(s) of the theme support(s) to check.

Returns

  • JSX.Element|null: The rendered children if the theme supports the specified features, otherwise null.

TimeToRead

Component for showing Time To Read in Content.

Returns

  • JSX.Element: The rendered TimeToRead component.

transformStyles

Undocumented declaration.

unregisterEntityAction

Unregisters a DataViews action.

This is an experimental API and is subject to change. it’s only available in the Gutenberg plugin for now.

Parameters

  • kind string: Entity kind.
  • name string: Entity name.
  • actionId string: Action ID.

UnsavedChangesWarning

Warns the user if there are unsaved changes before leaving the editor. Compatible with Post Editor and Site Editor.

Returns

  • Component: The component.

URLInput

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.URLInput instead.

URLInputButton

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.URLInputButton instead.

URLPopover

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.URLPopover instead.

useEntitiesSavedStatesIsDirty

Custom hook that determines if any entities are dirty (edited) and provides a way to manage selected/unselected entities.

Returns

  • Object: An object containing the following properties: – dirtyEntityRecords: An array of dirty entity records. – isDirty: A boolean indicating if there are any dirty entity records. – setUnselectedEntities: A function to set the unselected entities. – unselectedEntities: An array of unselected entities.

usePostScheduleLabel

Custom hook to get the label for post schedule.

Parameters

  • options Object: Options for the hook.
  • options.full boolean: Whether to get the full label or not. Default is false.

Returns

  • string: The label for post schedule.

usePostURLLabel

Custom hook to get the label for the post URL.

Returns

  • string: The filtered and decoded post URL label.

usePostVisibilityLabel

Get the label for the current post visibility setting.

Returns

  • string: Post visibility label.

userAutocompleter

A user mentions completer.

Type

  • WPCompleter

VisualEditorGlobalKeyboardShortcuts

Undocumented declaration.

Warning

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.Warning instead.

withColorContext

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.createCustomColorsHOC instead.

withColors

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.withColors instead.

withFontSizes

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.withFontSizes instead.

WordCount

Renders the word count of the post content.

Returns

  • JSX.Element|null: The rendered WordCount component.

WritingFlow

Deprecated since 5.3, use wp.blockEditor.WritingFlow instead.

Contributing to this package

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To find out more about contributing to this package or Gutenberg as a whole, please read the project’s main contributor guide.