Gutenberg Block Editor Toolkit – EditorsKit


EditorsKit provides set of page building block options and toolkit for the new WordPress Gutenberg editor.

You can now have better control, text formats, styling and workflow by simply utilizing the tools provided by EditorsKit plugin.

See for yourself

New: Block Styles Manager

You can now easily create and manage all of your block styles with the new styles manager.

Rich Text Formats

EditorsKit also adds the missing text formats for better content creation. The following rich text format are available upon plugin activation:

  • Links with “rel” nofollow and sponsored attribute option
  • Highlighted Text or Heading Colors
  • Highlighted Text Background Color
  • Clear Formatting Options
  • Paragraph Justify Alignment
  • Underline Text Format
  • Superscript
  • Subscript
  • Indent Paragraph, Heading or List Block
  • Uppercase Text Transform
  • Images and Embeds Caption Alignment
  • Nonbreaking Space
  • Abbreviation for acronyms
  • Insert Special Characters

Glyphs and Special Characters

Insert special characters and symbols on Gutenberg editor at ease. Special characters are categorized and you can use the search field to find specific symbol.

Markdown Support

Starting EditorsKit 1.6 , you can now use markdowns on Gutenberg editor while typing. Markdowns for *bold*, _italic_ and ~strikethrough~ are available upon plugin activation. Lists of available markdowns are also accessible on the settings menu.

Watch it in action

Block Visibility

Using EditorsKit you will have the following visibility control in order to manage and display better contents.

  • Show or hide Gutenberg blocks on desktop, tablet and mobile devices
  • User logged-in or logged-out state block visibility
  • Custom PHP conditional display logic
  • Show or hide Gutenberg blocks based on Advanced Custom Fields Plugin(ACF) Value

Estimated Reading Time

Word count is already available on Gutenberg editor. EditorsKit then extend this word count and display estimated count as well. Using roughly 275 word per minute plus additional calculations based on image blocks, you can display better estimated reading time on your posts and pages.

Powered by shortcode you can display the Estimated Reading Time on your content by using the code below.

[editorskit display="wordcount" before="Reading Time: " after=" min"]
  • before : Text or element you want to display before reading time.
  • after : Text or element you want to display after reading time.
  • tag : default div : Html tag container
  • fallback : set value to ‘true’ to display PHP based wordcount on old posts that are not edited or created through Gutenberg

Block Guide Lines

EditorsKit features other tool aside from visibility management. With the new Block Guide Lines, you can easily toggle visible guide lines on title and each editor blocks in order to check the element boundaries. This feature will also help your workflow on handling nested blocks.

Copy and Paste Selected Blocks

Note: This feature is no longer available in the latest versions of EditorsKit because this has been added to Gutenberg.

Editorskit Typography

Note: This feature is deprecated and no longer available in the latest version. If you want to continue using Editorskit typography, You can download and install the editorskit deprecated typography addon manually from github.

Image and Cover Block Styles

Comes with selection of styles on Cover and Image Block for custom shapes and layouts such as diagonal, circular and rounder corners; and even add drop shadows.

List Block Additional Styles

Provides the following additional styling for list block:

  • Checked List
  • Arrow
  • Crossed
  • Connected
  • Starred
  • Dashed
  • None

Responsive Text Alignment

Easily change text alignment per devices. This will help you provide different alignment view on mobile and tablet devices aside from the existing option for desktop.

Full Height Screen Option

Easily display selected blocks as full screen layout by toggling “Full Screen Height” option under the advanced panel. You’ll instantly have beautiful hero section by just using core blocks.

Toggle Title Visibility

Easily hide post, page or any post type’s title on your website in just a click. This will enable you to create full Gutenberg editor’s driven posts and pages without getting “(No Title)” on your admin dashboard.

Block Import and Export

Export each block or selected blocks and reusable blocks directly on the editor, no need to navigate to separate admin dashboard. Then drag and drop exported JSON file on the editor and it will automatically be transformed into Gutenberg blocks, same goes with reusable blocks.

Better Custom CSS Class(es)

Huge improvement on Additional CSS Class(es) option! EditorsKit provides better UI with classes suggestions while typing. Powered with custom PHP filter, theme developers can include custom Utility Classes for more customization options.

Set Image Block as Featured Image

Enable selected image block to be set as featured image easily using the block settings dropdown.

Drag and Drop Featured Image Upload

Easily upload or change featured image on Gutenberg editor by dragging and dropping image on Featured Image sidebar panel.

Code Editor Mode Syntax Highlighter

Improve display when on “Code Editor Mode”. Powered by WordPress default CodeMirror library, Code Editor will be displayed with code syntax highlights and you will easily check each elements and if there are any errors on your HTML codes.

Media and Text Block Link and Card Layout Option

Assign custom link to Image on Media and Text Block. Add custom, media or attachment link easily. You can also set open to new tab, add no follow and/or set link to the whole block. Additionally, you can set Media and Text Block to display as card layout with option to set image on top or bottom. Integrated perfectly with the toolbar layour selection.

Add Link to Cover, Group and Column Blocks

Assign link to cover, group and column blocks at ease with option to enable link attributes like open to new tab, apply nofollow and/or sponsored rel value. Additionally, you can enable the extra option to apply hover animation.

Keyboard Shortcuts

EditorsKit adds the missing keyboard shortcuts from Classic Editor. When activated you can use the following shortcuts to easily save time and improve writing workflow.

  • CTRL + ALT + 1 : Heading 1
  • CTRL + ALT + 2 : Heading 2
  • CTRL + ALT + 3 : Heading 3
  • CTRL + ALT + 4 : Heading 4
  • CTRL + ALT + 5 : Heading 5
  • CTRL + ALT + 6 : Heading 6
  • CTRL + ALT + c : Align center
  • CTRL + ALT + r : Align right
  • CTRL + ALT + l : Align left
  • CTRL + ALT + j : Justify
  • CMD + SHIFT + . : Select Parent Block

Block Navigator

Display “Block Navigator” on block that can contain multiple child blocks. Available on Columns Block and Group Block.

UI and User Experience Improvements

Improve interface and provide better writing experience.

Copy and Paste Custom Gradients

Easily copy custom gradient colors to your clipboard and paste them anywhere. You can also select CopyGradients available combinations and easily paste the colors to Cover and Button blocks.

Features Manager

Enable or disable EditorsKit features using “EditorsKit Settings” menu. This will give you full control over the plugin features and let you disable the features that you don’t need on your website.

Theme Supports for Developers

EditorsKit is moving towards being developer friendly as well. Starting version 1.5, custom theme_supports were added to provide theme developers option to make Gutenberg block editing experience for their users match the frontend display. Learn more here.

Accessible Help, Tips and Tricks

Add help, tips and tricks button on the bottom right side of the editor to help users discover several helpful power tips and shortcuts. These tips will definitely improve your workflow and save time navigating the new block editor.

ShareABlock block

Insert your downloads from easily using this block. Browse through your block patterns and templates then add them to your content in just a click.

Helping you with the new Gutenberg Editor

EditorsKit is created to help you navigate through the new editor. Each new features will make your page building more convenient and easier. You can help achieving this goal through the community:

Contact and Credits

EditorsKit is maintained and developed by Munir Kamal.


  • Text and Highlight Colors
  • Gutenberg Editor Rich Text Formats
  • Responsive and User Logged-in State Visibility
  • Block Settings
  • Image and Cover Block Styles
  • Settings and Options
  • Custom Classes Utility and Auto Suggestions
  • Code Editor Mode Syntax Highlighter
  • Drag and Drop Featured Image Upload
  • Link rel attributes nofollow and sponsored option


This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Style Previewer A helper block that allows you to create block style
  • Shareablock


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Upload the full directory into your wp-content/plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin at the plugin administration page
  3. That’s it! I hope you’ll love this plugin 🙂


Gouere 10, 2024
I use it for some extra editing elements while writing and it works fine.
Mae 1, 2024
I’ve been using EditorsKit for years and always enjoyed it. But I have been having a big issue editing in Gutemberg and I was only just able now to figure out it was caused by EditorsKit. Pretty much every post I tried to write in the past month or so has had this problem: every few paragraphs, typing anything or clicking on a block would simply erase other blocks around. I had to resort to the Classic Editor in order to write my latest posts.I couldn’t find any solution online, so I finally disabled every plugin and reactivated them one by one. That’s how I found it was all down to EditorsKit. So I checked the settings, and sure enough there was this feature “Transform 3 Empty Paragraphs to Spacer Block” that was the culprit. Even though my paragraphs were not empty at all, EditorsKit treated them as such and kept messing with my writing. It happened both with continuous writing and copy-paste paragraphs, but definitely not empty. 🙁 Hopefully this gets fixed.
Ebrel 19, 2024
I don’t know why wordpress remove justify from their editor, but this add it back! Love this plugin and f**k wp


Meurzh 26, 2024 1 reply
Top tool, simple ene effective
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Contributors & Developers

“Gutenberg Block Editor Toolkit – EditorsKit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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= 1.40.6
* Fix: Consecutive 3 paragraph space issue.

= 1.40.5
* Fix: Add allowed tags restriction in editorskit shortcode.

= 1.40.4
* Fix: Added a check for file type in styles importer to improve security.

= 1.40.3
* Fix: Styles manager conflicting with other post types.


  • Improve: Added instruction video for styles manager.
  • Improve: Added redirection to the admin page in the editor.
  • Improve: Fix Bundling.
  • Fix: Conflicts with page templates.


  • New: Styles Manager for blocks


  • New: Gutenberghub Template Library
  • Fix: Bugs


  • Fix: Query loop issue with the archive pages


  • Fix: Issue with the site search


  • Fix: Critical bug that prevents the page from updating.


  • Fix: Show Support link on other plugins.
  • Fix: PHP Errors on older WP versions.


  • Fix: Settings page breaking issue.


  • Fix: Hide title extension conflict with themes.


  • Fix: Highlighting jump issue.
  • Fix: Warnings in console.
  • Fix: Conflict with other plugins.
  • Fix: Hide title metadata not updating.
  • Fix: Bugs.


  • Fix: Bugs and Warnings
  • Remove: Editorskit Deprecated typography addon warning.


  • Deprecate: Remove Extendify Templates Library


  • Fix: Image block breaking issue when inserted.


  • Fix: Trailing comma fatal error on earlier PHP versions.


  • Deprecate: Editorskit Typography Addon.


  • Fix: Dynamic blocks breaking in gutenberg editor.
  • Fix: Toolbar locking issues.


  • New: Extended WordPress 6.0 block locking functionality to include options to disable block settings and toolbar.


  • Deprecate: Live Preview with Responsive Controls feature.


  • Updated: Template library update


  • Fix: Conflict with gutenberg plugin


  • Fix: Bug in the last release


  • Improve: Handling of Typography add-on and disabled typography addon by default


  • New: You can now make settings sidebar work as a moveable modal.
  • Fixes: Character encoding issues


  • New: Moveable block options feature
  • Fixes: Character encoding issues


  • Fixes: Bug in the last release


  • New: Added Live Preview with Responsive Toggles
  • Deprecate: Old Responsive Previewer
  • Updated: Template library SDK


  • Fixes: Bugs.
  • Tweaks: Sidebar Options menu item
  • Tweaks: Template library utility CSS.
  • Deprecate: Copy Selected Block(s) extension as it has been added to the core.


  • Fixes: Bugs
  • Tweaks: Template library improvements


  • Fixes: Removes conflict with Gutenberg plugin causing errors on the settings page.
  • Fixes: Removes empty rel attribute.
  • Fixes: Updates alignment class.
  • Fixes: Adds fix where incorrect classes were being added to blocks.
  • Fixes: Fixes gapless setting for core columns block.
  • Tweaks: Updated template library


  • Remove: Auto save toggle feature was removed due to a conflict with Gutenberg
  • Security: Fixes an issue where authenticated users with medium level privledges could add arbitrary PHP code.
  • Fixes: Updates deprecated WP filters
  • Fixes: Fixes a bug in the Gutenberg plugin.


  • Fixes: Prevent editor error when using Page Break block 🐛


  • Fixes: WordPress 5.8 compatibility fixes 🐛
  • Fixes: Solve potential security vulnerabilities 🔒


  • Tweaks: Add option to easily enable or disable Typography features
  • Fixes: Fix custom post type compatibility issue with Rank Math plugin 🐛


  • Fixes: Fix custom typography meta issue on custom post types 🐛
  • Fixes: Fix PHP debug log for versions 7.4.0 above 🐛
  • Fixes: Add missing shortcode display 🐛


  • Fixes: Use the correct defined constant to prevent PHP log 🐛


  • New: Add Typography and Google Fonts add-on 🎊
  • New: Toggle to enable/disable Extendify library 🎉
  • Tweaks: Updates to the pattern and template library
  • Fixes: Display Responsive Alignment feature properly
  • Fixes: Make sure Indention format adds proper spacing
  • Fixes: Fix “H4” display


  • New: Add access to the Extendify pattern and template library


  • Update readme


  • Compatibility fixes for WordPress 5.5


  • Update readme “Tested Up to” WordPress version


  • New: Add ndash and mdash
  • Fixes and compatibility with Gutenberg Plugin
  • Fixes and compatibility with thirdy party plugin


  • New: Add new preview mode with shortcut using CMD/CTRL + SHIFT + P. #264 🎊
  • Fixes: Compatibility fixes for upcoming WordPress 5.4 🐛


  • New: Gradient picker copy and paste controls. #264 🎊
  • Fixes: Compatibility with new Gutenberg plugin UI and block guide lines. #265


  • New: Special Characters Inserter Format. #254 🎊
  • New: Heading and alignment keyboard shortcuts. #262🎉
  • Tweaks: Add more compatibility changes for Gutenberg plugin
  • Fixes: Prevent error when switching to Code Editor using keyboard shortcut. #255


  • New: New ShareABlock block. #251🎉
  • New: New ‘dashed’ list block style. #252
  • Tweaks: Use three empty paragraph to show shortcut for spacer block transform instead of four.
  • Tweaks: Few more compatibility with Gutenberg plugin







  • Tweaks: Add new features to Features Manager






  • Fixes: Resolve issue with Code Editor mode changes not reflecting when switching to to Visual Editor mode






  • New: Copy single or muliple selected blocks and paste anywhere 🎊
  • New: Caption Alignment for images, galleries and embed blocks 🎉


  • New: Estimated Reading Time 🎊
  • New: Media and Text Block card layout option 🎊
  • New: Block Navigator on Columns and Group Block 🎉
  • Improvement: Add ‘sponsored’ rel attributes option on Media and Text Block link
  • Improvement: Prevent menu and tools link overlap when there are lots of menu
  • Fixes: Few other 🐛 cleanup for errors and Gutenberg compatibility


  • New: Link format noFollow rel attribute option 🎊
  • New: Link format sponsored rel attribute option 🎉
  • Improvement: Helper filter for Block Lab plugin support
  • Fixes: Fix Chrome overlapping metabox issue
  • Fixes: Few other 🐛 cleanup


  • New: Drag and Drop Featured Image Upload 🎊
  • New: Add Toolbar to Media and Text Block to Add Custom Link to Image or Whole Block 🎉
  • New: Media and Text Block Link no follow and open to new tab toggle 🎉
  • Improvement: Add background on block drag and drop for better UI
  • Fixes: Clean up 🐛


  • New: Add option to set Image Block as Featured Image 🎊
  • New: View Heading Block label for better content writing 🎉
  • Improvement: Change URL Popover “Open in New Tab” alignment for lesser mouse movement
  • Improvement: Add POT string translations for both PHP and JS text
  • Fixes: Improve performance and clean up 🐛
  • Fixes: Compatibility and fixes for Gutenberg version 6.4.0


  • Improvement: Convert process to wp-scripts for WordPress Gutenberg standard
  • Improvement: Ability to hide “Responsive Panel”
  • Fixes: Prevent issues with third party plugin’s settings page
  • Fixes: Compatibility and fixes for Gutenberg version 6.3.0


  • New: Add Code Syntax Highlighting when on Code Editor Mode 🎊
  • New: Add “View Custom Fields” option to easily scroll down to Custom Fields area 🎉
  • Fixes: Prevent display bug when Editor Height is toggled on
  • Fixes: More compatibility fixes for the latest Gutenberg plugin


  • New: Editor Height Option to set editor min-height to 100% of the viewport 🎊
  • Improvement: Only load editorskit scripts on admin pages that are running Gutenberg
  • Improvement: Do not automatically disable Auto Saving after plugin activation
  • Improvement: Extended support for Block Lab Plugin with editorskit_blocklab_classname() helper function
  • Fixes: Prevent error from third-party plugins for REST API missing attributes
  • Fixes: More compatibility fixes for the latest Gutenberg plugin


  • Improvement: Add ek- identifier for custom Utility Classnames
  • Improvement: Extended support for Block Lab attributes
  • Fixes: Prevent issues on REST API from blocks added via PHP register_block_type


  • New: Custom Utility Classes and Class(es) Suggestions 🎉
  • Improvement: Add editorskit-title-hidden body class when title is hidden
  • Improvement: Add Text and Highlight Colors to Features Manager
  • Fixes: Exclude ‘core/nextpage’ block to visibility option ( )
  • Fixes: Compatibility fixes for new Gutenberg plugin version


  • New: Image and Cover Block Styles ( circular, diagonal, rounded corners and shadow ) 🎉
  • New: Full Screen Height toggle option 🎉
  • Improvement: Add responsive panel with display settings to show/hide blocks on desktop, tablet and mobile
  • Improvement: Change logged-in user state to toggle options with descriptions
  • Improvement: Show title on search and menu item even hidden toggle is active
  • Fixes: Compatibility fixes for new Gutenberg plugin version


  • New: Block Import and Export ( ) 🎉
  • Improvement: Better UI for Text Color and Highlighter
  • Fixes: Gutenberg 5.9+ compatibility fixes
  • Fixes: Fix ACF on advanced visibility tab issue


  • Fixes: Bug fix for new reusable block name “core/template” and block options


  • Fixes: Conflict with custom post type and hidden title feature :


  • New: Gutenberg Editor Markdown Support 🎊
  • New: Clear Formatting Options 🎉
  • New: Subscript, Superscript and Uppercase Text Formats 🎉
  • New: Toggle Title Visibility Option 🎉
  • New: EditorsKit Features Manager 🎊
  • Add: Freemius Insights
  • Compatibility: Disable duplicate formats when JetPack or CoBlocks is active
  • Fixes: Shortcode Block Compatibility Bugs
  • Fixes: Remove EditorsKit id instance for other plugin’s compatibility
  • Fixes: Conflict with Thrive Comments plugin( )


  • New: Highlighted Text or Heading Colors 🎉
  • New: Highlighted Text Background Color 🎉
  • New: Paragraph Justify Alignment 🎉
  • New: Enable or Disable Auto Save 🎊
  • New: editorskit-template-block-sizes and editorskit-genesis-layout-block-sizes theme supports 🎊


  • Add new Underline Text Format 🎉
  • Fix issue with Classic Block Conversion to Blocks


  • Fix button CSS issue on modal popup for older Gutenberg version


  • Block Guide Lines Compatibility for old version


  • Rebranded to EditorsKit
  • Improve UI and UX
  • Add new Block Guide Lines feature
  • Fix issue with Advance Custom Fields Plugin visibility
  • Rewrite for better Gutenberg support


  • Fix issue with latest Gutenberg version


  • Fix issue with column styling


  • Fix classes duplicate


  • Add fixes for Gutenberg 3.7 issue and deprecated functions


  • Add fixes for ACF Pro integration
  • Fixes for deprecated variables


  • Add ACF Support for managing visibilities based on specific field value and conditions


  • Upgrade API and fix issues with Gutenberg 3.1


  • Fix issues with other Gutenberg plugins, options not saving
  • Add support for inner column blocks
  • Add option to hide descriptions for adept users to minimize section content


  • Initial Block Options for Gutenberg Plugin release