Nesting and Grids: Super List Block Supercharges Lists in WordPress

Nesting and Grids: Super List Block Supercharges Lists in WordPress

Posted by WP Tavern on January 31, 2022 at 6:42 pm
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Freelance WordPress developer Aurooba Ahmed released the Super List Block plugin earlier today. Essentially, it is like the core WordPress List block — just supercharged. It is her first publicly-released extension on WordPress.org. The primary use case for the plugin is adding other blocks within the list items. However, its options allow users to take it further by supporting grid-based layouts. WordPress does not currently allow end-users to nest other blocks into list items via the editor. It is rich text or nothing, and it can be an irritating part of the editing experience when you need this seemingly run-of-the-mill feature. It is an issue that makes you wonder why we moved on to FSE before smoothing out the content experience. HTML list item elements are, after all, containers for other content. For me, at least, it is not something I often need. When I do, I code it via the Custom HTML block. That works if the list’s content is simple but not when you want to nest more complex elements like other blocks. The Super List block turns its nested Super List Item blocks into containers for pretty much anything. One typical use case would be to add…

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