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The Quote Block We Deserve Is Finally Here

Posted by Torque Mag on August 25, 2022 at 10:07 am
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It has been over a year since I published my displeasure with the Quote block. As a content producer, I frequently use and rely on this block but each time I use it, it becomes a battle that feels like David versus Goliath or me versus the block editor. Copying and pasting more than one paragraph into a block was impossible. Likewise, if the quoted text contained an ordered or unordered list, the block editor would turn everything into single paragraphs. Recently, Gutenberg 13.8 was released and among the patch notes was the following text that caught my eyes. After the recent Gallery block improvements, it’s time to re-introduce the Quote block. Thanks to robust nested blocks API, now you can shape the quotes to your heart’s content, which means that you can place any block inside the quotesGeorge Mamadashvili Since 2019, WordPress developers have been trying to figure out how to add support for nested blocks to the Quote block. In October of 2020, there was a renewed effort to revamp the Quote block which eventually led to the development of a Nested Blocks API. This API is what allows the Quote block to support different types of blocks…

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